Tag Archives: LMS

Air B ‘n B Strata, Condo, Townhouse, HOA,

Question: We purchased our condo in 2013 with the understanding that our strata corporation could not impose any rental bylaws. We started using our condo as an Air BnB in 2015 and in the summer of 2016 our strata corporation … Continue reading

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CBC-Condo Board Bullies/fines + court cases get out of hand?

‘I feel bullied,’ says condo owner taken to court over backyard garden items not allowed in bylaws Condo conflict ‘rampant’ says investigator who gets daily calls about bullying and fee fightsAn Ontario woman says a dispute with her condo board … Continue reading

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Entire Strata Selling to Developer?

Winding Up/Selling Your Strata Corporation Dear Tony of The Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA): Our strata owners have been enticed by an agent to consider selling our entire property and liquidating the property. At a recent information meeting, the agent … Continue reading

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Counting Strata votes

Dear Tony: Our strata corporation is having a battle over the results of votes at our general meetings. Our strata manager takes our minutes, and have always just shown whether a resolution is carried or fails. At our most recent … Continue reading

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Condo-Budget Crisis. Too Much Snow this year? (need help? We clear sidewalks)

Dear Tony: I am the president of my townhouse strata. The endless snowfall that we experienced over the Christmas season will result in our year end budget being in a deficit and our council is not sure how to handle … Continue reading

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Strata Buyer’s Crisis

Buyer’s Crisis Dear Tony: Please print our letter. Our situation is something every first time home buyer should be aware of. We purchased into an older 4 floor wood frame apartment building in Richmond in September of 2016. At the … Continue reading

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New rules in B.C. intended to prevent cost shocks.

Costly maintenance bill can be a pain for strata owners, but look out when common-area upkeep is put off for too long. Those troubling bills quietly grow to become unmanageable, forcing a hike in strata fees or a special levy. … Continue reading

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Strata, Fee Diversion Bylaws Deemed Unenforceable.

Dear CHOA: I have owned my strata lot for 22 years in East Vancouver. In September I received a notice from my strata council that I had altered my balcony without written permission, and unless I was prepared to have … Continue reading

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Strata Meeting Record Keeping

Condo Smarts December 21st, 2016 What Information is Required in the Minutes? Dear Tony: Our strata council and property manager have had the habit of recording a simple ending to each council decision. MSC, motioned, seconded, carried. Several council members … Continue reading

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How to get strata owners to CLEAN UP DOG WASTE by 8am service days, fix their units?

Condo Smarts December 14th – 17th, 2016 How do we get owners to fix their units? Dear Tony: We have an unusual situation. A flood occurred in our building and the damages were below the deductible which is $25,000. As … Continue reading

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