August 20, 2020

Indemnity Agreements (Assumption of Responsibility Agreement) make owners responsible for repair and maintenance of what would otherwise be the responsibility of the strata corporation. The floor upgrading is included in this kind of Indemnity Agreement as the strata i...

August 5, 2020

Yes, they can do so without anybody, including a strata council's, approval. 

According to Section 158 of the Act, the deductible is a common expense to be contributed to by strata fees. Each unit owner/occupant is a named insured on the strata corporation’s policy, so...

August 5, 2020

 In most infestations of rodents and insects, access begins out doors and through the common property.  It could be through vents, foundations, walls, balconies, windows and doors left open in the warm season, or failures in the building envelope system.  The point of...

July 19, 2020

On July 15, 2020, Greg Meckbach reported in Canadian Underwriter that a British Columbia strata owner is not liable for damage to the unit immediately below as a result of a burst toilet supply line, the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has ruled.

The September 2018...

July 18, 2020

Some stratas have the following Bylaws:

Monies received by the strata corporation from an owner or on behalf of the owner shall be applied against the account relating to that owner's strata lot in the following order of priority;

  1. the cost of remedying the contravent...

January 12, 2019

Metrowest Building Services offers Strata,Rental and Commercial Property Management services throughout Metro Vancouver. We have divisions of Metrowest Strata Management, Metrowest Rental Property Management and Metrowest Realty. 

We are proud of being part of the commu...

July 20, 2018

In Allwest International Equipment Sales Co Ltd v The Owners, Strata Plan LMS4591, 2018 BCCA 187, the BC Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from a decision of a chambers judge, holding that a strata-lot owner had breached a strata corporation’s bylaws in installing an...

July 18, 2018

  1. How long have you been in business? We recommend hiring a company that has been in business for at least five years. This allows a long enough track record to call references prior to hiring.

  2. How has your business model changed during that time? This will tell...

July 14, 2018

Some strata corporations form separate sections (such as commercial or residential) that operate independently from the strata corporation. Each section has their own executive, budget, and bylaws and rules. Sections are created by bylaw. Sections hold separate executi...

July 14, 2018

A strata corporation is a legal entity, and is a form of property ownership. Many condominiums and townhomes are strata properties. Strata corporations are regulated under the Strata Property Act. They must have an elected strata council, which runs the the strata corp...

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