Condo Smarts

Bulletin Headline Topic Publication date
300-001 Condo guy to the rescue General Information Nov 08, 2002
300-002 Check all bylaws before moving pet into building Buying Nov 15, 2002
300-003 Personal insurance a must Insurance Nov 22, 2002
300-004 Get written permission before any fix it projects Alterations to common property Nov 29, 2002
300-005 Their home at stake Strata fees Dec 06, 2002
300-006 Strata crucial for decks, balconies Repair & Maintenance Dec 13, 2002
300-007 Strata Claus to rescue Hardship Dec 20, 2002
300-008 Strata has say on tree disposal Christmas tree disposal Dec 27, 2002
300-009 If in doubt, check the plan Unit entitlement Jan 10, 2003
300-010 Proper proxy notes Proxies Jan 17, 2003
300-011 Approval needed for strata work Alteration Jan 24, 2003
300-012 Renovations by the laws Renovations Jan 31, 2003
300-013 Bylaws for business, too Prostitution Feb 07, 2003
300-014 Know where the fees go Strata fees Feb 14, 2003
300-015 Hire a lawyer for deals regarding Crown lands Native Lands Feb 21, 2003
300-016 Stratas detail parking, too Parking Feb 28, 2003
300-017 Bare-strata land great if you're aware of it Bare land strata Mar 07, 2003
300-018 Check first before you start to drill Satellite dishes Mar 14, 2003
300-019 Common-property repairs for strata Windows Mar 21, 2003
300-020 Head off repairs with planning Reserve Plans Mar 28, 2003
300-021 Fines, lawsuits the next course Enforcing bylaws Apr 04, 2003
300-022 It's cheaper to check Repair & Maintenance Apr 11, 2003
300-023 Unique strata lease agreements need special vote Contracts Apr 18, 2003
300-024 Age Restrictions must be stated in bylaws Age Restrictions Apr 25, 2003
300-025 Strata laws make clear who gets common use Buying May 02, 2003
300-026 Not entitled to share of contingency fund Contingency fund May 09, 2003
300-027 Everything's covered with proper policy Insurance May 16, 2003
300-028 Get strata info and do your homework Buying a strata lot May 23, 2003
300-029 No-worry warranties Warranty May 30, 2003
300-030 Consult the pros when needed Builder liens Jun 6, 2003
300-031 Pet ownership made clear in strata bylaws Pet registry Jun 13, 2003
300-032 Strata laws need to be fair to all residents Human Rights Jun 20, 2003
300-033 Be clear with assessments after closing Special levies Jun 27, 2003
300-034 Operations plan can eliminate grief for owners Repair & Maintenance Jul 04, 2003
300-035 Bylaws define property use Limited common property Jul 11, 2003
300-036 Parking rules must be clear to avoid any congestion Parking Jul 18, 2003
300-037 Strata limited in influencing rental units Rentals and rental bylaws Jul 25, 2003
300-038 BBQ use is clear, candlemakers must pay up Insurance Aug 01, 2003
300-039 Landlord on the hook for tenant fines Landlords Aug 08, 2003
300-040 Bylaw can prevent water-tank emergency Repair & Maintenance Aug 15, 2003
300-041 Strata rentals always a bit complicated Developer's impact on rental units Aug 22, 2003
300-042 Bylaws say it all but they must be filed Bylaws Aug 29, 2003
300-043 Who's got the money? Procedures Sep 05, 2003
300-044 After you've asked questions, request documents Buying Sep 12, 2003
300-045 Billiard playing council stepped beyond its mandate Spending authority Sep 19, 2003
300-046 Maintenance now saves money later Repair & Maintenance Sep 26, 2003
300-047 Checks and balances in place for any strata snags Buying Oct 03, 2003
300-048 Check your contracts: It really pays Builder liens Oct 10, 2003
300-049 Any user-fee changes must pass at meeting User fees Oct 17, 2003
300-050 Efforts to get owners to pay bulk of repairs often backfire Limited Common Property Oct 24, 2003
300-051 Beware those tricksters who wreak havoc Security Oct 31, 2003
300-052 Strata plan should detail responsibilities Windows Nov 07, 2003
300-053 This owner held responsible for pets' damage Pets Nov 14, 2003
300-054 Strata rules need to be clear, correct Rules Nov 21, 2003
300-055 Hot-tub overflow forces the issue for Kits strata Hot tubs Nov 28, 2003
300-056 Strata need clear rules on spending Special levies Dec 05, 2003
300-057 Increased demand may stress furnaces, hot-water tanks Repair & Maintenance Dec 12, 2003
300-058 Bylaws only as good as the enforcement Bylaws Dec 19, 2003
300-059 Entry to units must be clear for owners and strata Keys Jan 09, 2004
300-060 Heating and piping often strata owner's responsibility Pipes Jan 16, 2004
300-061 Eviction of owner is possible Eviction Jan 23, 2004
300-062 Strata's small victory doesn't meet the rules Contingency Reserve Fund Jan 30, 2004
300-063 Leak reveals major flaw in strata's bylaws Bylaws Feb 06, 2004
300-064 Venting their frustrations Repair & Maintenance Feb 13, 2004
300-065 Regular checks, maintenance may ward off costly repairs Repair & Maintenance Feb 20, 2004
300-066 Council that employs members and waives fees violates bylaws Remuneration of Council members Feb 27, 2004
300-067 Straightforward law clears up confusion Rentals and rental bylaws Mar 07, 2004
300-068 Claiming costs after strata's hairraising act Bylaws Mar 14, 2004
300-069 Alterations must pass council vote Alteration Mar 21, 2004
300-070 Adapt bylaws to suit restrictions on noise Noise Mar 28, 2004
300-071 To get the correct information, go right to the source Buying Apr 04, 2004
300-072 Council must get approval from owners Common property Apr 11, 2004
300-073 Bills can balloon if put off when they should be paid Common Property Apr 18, 2004
300-074 Special terms needs special attention Buying Apr 25, 2004
300-075 Key word in strata living is "common" Strata living May 02, 2004
300-076 Preventive pest control the wisest Pest control May 09, 2004
300-077 When pets run wild, council can step in for control Bylaw Enforcement May 16, 2004
300-078 Guard against financial fraud Audits May 23, 2004
300-079 Stratas earning profits are not taxexempt Taxes and taxation May 30, 2004
300-080 Canvassing during an election Elections Jun 06, 2004
300-081 Election-sign angst can be avoided Elections Jun 13, 2004
300-082 Rogue sprinkler leaves its mark Repair & Maintenance Jun 20, 2004
300-083 Surplus require careful planning Finances Jun 27, 2004
300-084 Deck the laws with specifics for balconies Repair & Maintenance Jul 04, 2004
300-085 Check renters' credentials Rentals and rental bylaws Jul 11, 2004
300-086 Levy hits uninformed owners Special levies Jul 18, 2004
300-087 My Top 10 condo myths General Information Jul 25, 2004
300-088 Exterior repairs are an issue Repair & Maintenance Aug 01, 2004
300-089 Act against rowdy neighbours Eviction Aug 08, 2004
300-090 The hole truth of strata law Air conditioning units Aug 15, 2004
300-091 When stratas push things too far Spending Authority Aug 22, 2004
300-092 Three-quarter votes Voting Aug 30, 2004
300-093 Owners need notice of meetings Procedures Sep 05, 2004
300-094 Stratas must comply with rights charter Spending Authority Sep 12, 2004
300-095 Phased stratas must follow the Act Phased stratas Sep 19, 2004
300-096 Councils necessary Administrators Sep 26, 2004
300-097 Licenses for strata managers Management Oct 03, 2004
300-098 Buy-to-rent investors must watch bylaws Investors Oct 10, 2004
300-099 Condo Smarts survival guide: Top 10 tips Strata living Oct 17, 2004
300-100 Stratas are not companies Strata Corporations Oct 25, 2004
300-101 Contractor conundrum Contracts Oct 31, 2004
300-102 Avoid the explosive problem of fireworks Fireworks Nov 07, 2004
300-103 Sound proofing key if swapping carpet for hard wood flooring Noise Nov 14, 2004
300-104 Condo renos can open up can of worms Alteration Nov 21, 2004
300-105 Pay for it now - or pay later Insurance Nov 28, 2004
300-106 Attention to detail may flush out illegal activities in stratas Grow-ops Dec 05, 2004
300-107 Strata forced to shine a light on delinquent owner General Information Dec 12, 2004
300-108 Make the season merry: note the bylaws Holiday Tips Dec 19, 2004

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