Monthly Archives: July 2020

Unauthorized Alterations

We purchased 2 older units next to each other in September of last year with the intention of combing them into 1 larger unit for our family. Since our purchase the strata council have done nothing but obstruct our attempts … Continue reading

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Retroactive Strata Fees

We recently purchased a condo in a Fraser Valley community the first week of June. We obtained the disclosure forms in advance, read the minutes and bylaws closely, and we aware in advance the insurance was increasing by 250% due … Continue reading

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Electronic Meetings

Our strata corporation and manager have advised owners that an electronic meeting is different, and we are required to submit a restricted proxy in advance of the meeting. Doesn’t that undermine the integrity of an electronic meeting and assign our … Continue reading

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Disclosing Broker Fees

Our strata council met with our strata manager last week after the issue around compensation and commissions from insurance brokers arose to discuss whether our representatives receive any of these types of commissions or fees. The broker followed up with … Continue reading

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Sign Your Landscape Service Contract

There are now precedents in the B.C. Supreme Court, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada (also U.S., Britain, Quebec etc.) which have allowed e-mails as binding contracts.(I will not cite legal precedents.) Signed contracts via Faxes are also … Continue reading

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Leaky condos now facing bigger problem

B.C. condos built to fix leaky problem with overhangs now facing bigger problem. A B.C. developer who built townhouse condos, mostly in Surrey, with roof overhangs as a solution to the leaky-condo problem, is facing at least three lawsuits from … Continue reading

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