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Negotiating as a Strata Corporation

NW 1, NW 2, NW 3 and NW 7. They were the first stratas to open in B.C. in the late 1960′s. All approximately five acres in size. Designed by Arthur Erickson Continue reading

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Who pays for the pool?

We have an issue of fairness in our strata that is dividing our community. Our strata is divided into 2 basic types of units. The first 10 floors are hotel use and floors 11-16 are residential condos. The hotel has … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for repairs when the strata damaged my unit to fix common property?

Our strata discovered a pipe in a wall between my unit and a neighbor’s unit had developed a leak. They hired a plumber who came out and had to cut a 3×3 foot hole in both of our walls to … Continue reading

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Outdoor Gas Appliances

Our strata is debating the safety of outdoor gas appliances and considering a bylaw to completely ban their use. Since 2001 we have had 2 separate incidents involving gas barbeques. One an exploded a glass balcony wall and another where … Continue reading

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Bugs, Beasts n’ Birds in our strata. (Got European Chafer Problems? Call Us)

Who is responsible for pest removal from a strata property? We have a unit apartment building and 12 townhouses in our strata. The townhouse owners have been complaining about chronic wasp nests and the apartment owners have complained about the … Continue reading

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Filing tax returns and are strata corporations taxable corporations?

Do strata corporations pay income tax? Our strata negotiated an agreement with a communications provider to lease our rooftop for $ 50k a year plus 25% of any sub lease agreements they negotiate. We are in year 3 of a … Continue reading

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Conflict of Interest

We are having some serious issues with 2 of our council members who are benefiting from their council involvement. One of them works for the developer and constantly pushes any issues away from the developer’s responsibility and the other is … Continue reading

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Rental Cancellation: Much Ado about Nothing?

Is it true that the government is going to cancel the ability of strata corporations to enforce any type of rental limitation or restriction bylaws? Our strata is a 50 unit apartment building in Victoria and we permit 5 rentals. … Continue reading

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Billing Surcharges

I have recently become the treasurer of our strata council. In reviewing the correspondence to collections a number of owners have complained about the strata management company back charging them for administrative or service costs. We have nothing in our … Continue reading

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Do complaints have to be in writing?

I am on our strata council and deeply concerned over a policy change the property manager has imposed on us. They have provided us with that prescribes how bylaw complaints are filed, that they must be in writing, or they … Continue reading

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