CHOA Information Bulletins

Resources in this area are broken down by topic in alphabetical order.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
Access

To information: 200-004, 300-216, 300-433, 300-522, 800-134

To records: 300-126, 800-036, 800-058, 800-138, 300-666, 800-239

To strata lot: 300-213, 800-136, 800-176, 800-200, 800-212, 800-279

To the strata corporation / Census: 300-696, 800-238

Administrators

general information: 300-096

role of the administrator in assessing special levies: 200-024

Age restriction bylaws

adults only: 200-034, 800-030, 800-076

general information: 200-003, 300-024

strata council eligibility: 800-033

Air Space Parcel Agreements

General information: 300-552, 300-577300-705, 300-723

What a Strata Corporation Needs to Know About: Air Space parcel Agreements: 600-005

 

Amalgamation of strata lots
general information: 300-180, 300-229
Attics
general information: 200-014
Authority

authority, see “strata council”

rogue council, see “strata council”

council decisions, see “strata council”

strata governance, see “strata council: authority”

Accessibility
general information: 300-238
Agendas

Agenda items: 800-021

Agendas – Who sets the agenda? 800-265

Air conditioning units
general information: 300-090
Alterations

Alterations to common property: 200-001, 200-015, 300-004, 300-011, 300-018, 300-069, 200-063, 300-490, 300-532, 800-090, 200-088, 200-099, 800-113, 300-593, 300-598, 300-540, 300-640, 300-650, 800-214

Alterations to a strata lot: 200-001300-012, 800-079, 800-102, 300-568, 800-180, 300‐681, 800-262, 300-728

Alteration agreements: 300-336, 300-683, 800-278, 300-741

Alterations and Managing Environmental Risks: 200-153

Alterations and requests made by buyers: 800-271

Balconies: 300-169, 300-490, 800-082

Checklist for alterations: Before you give permission: 400-047

Community gardens: 800‐221

Depreciation reports: 300-485

General information: 300-104, 300-150, 300-151, 300-195, 300-198, 300-497, 300-496, 800-046, 800-050, 800-057, 300-514, 200-077, 300-542, 300-726, 800-273, 300-732, 200-001

History of property changes: 300-453

Impact on warranties: 300-193

The case of the Too Low Railing: 200-148

The Difficulty in Enforcing Alteration Agreements: A Case Study of a 53 Unit Townhouse Complex: 200-164

Unauthorized expenses: 300-651

Undisclosed / unapproved alterations: 300-677, 300-734

What is a structural change to a strata lot? 300-322

Annual General Meeting / Special General Meeting

Adjourning general meetings: 300-340, 300-627

Agendas – Who sets the agenda? 800-265

Authority of council at AGM: 300-224, 800-189

Chair: 800-098, 300-618, 800-164

Checklist: 400-016

Definition: 300-664

Electronic attendance: 300-574

First AGM: 400-041, 300-495, 800-043, 800-177, 800-222, 300-704

How to Conduct: 800-049, 800-075

New business: 800-201

Notice: 300-093, 800-107, 800-140, 800-150, 300-660

Order of business: 400-028, 400-501

Planning/preparation: 300-426, 800-181

Requirement for AGM: 300-245

Resolutions, see “special levies”

Sample notice: 400-031

Section 40-57: 400-027

Sending notice during a mail strike: 300-436

Scrutineers: 800-100

Video taping meetings: 800-170

Waiving notice: 400-026

Audits
general information: 300-078
B
Balconies & Decks

alterations: 300-169, 300-266, 300-490, 800-117

barbeques, bylaws: 300-493, 800-282, 300-754

general information: 800-161

repair and maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”

Budgets

amending budgets: 800-019, 800-031, 300-727

What you need to know: Depreciation Reports: 400-007

budget & maintenance planning: supplementary guide: 400-007b

deficits: 800-060

general information: 300-283, 300-520, 300-526, 800-115, 300-584, 300-627, 300-721

Building envelopes
maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”
Bulletins
Bulletins, see “strata council”
Buying & Selling

Before you buy a condo: 300-330, 300-595, 300-686

Buyer’s documents: 300-300, 800-002, 300-536, 800-108, 300-646, 300-666, 800-209

Buying a Rental Investment: 300-369, 800-171

Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT): 300-697

Caretakers, see “caretakers”

Conditional Demands from Potential Buyers: 300-398, 800-252

Depreciation reports: 300-587, 300-720

Does a tenancy end when a strata lot is sold? 200-145

Forms, see “Forms: Form B Information Certificate”

General information: 800-073, 800-106, 300-568, 800-129, 800-242,

Home buying without conflicts: 300-527

Liquidation: see “Winding up a strata corporation”

Move in costs: 800-014

Pre-sales: 300-253, 300-268

Pre-sales cancellations: 300-313

Repair, see “repair and maintenance”

Rules: 800-152

Rush fee for sales certificates: 300-304

Selling your condo. Watch for costs: 300-354, 300-504, 300-554

Vacation Properties & Foreign Investment: 300-368

What restricts a sale?: 800-061, 300-516

What to know when buying a strata lot: 400-004, 300-002, 300-025, 300-026, 300-028, 300-029, 300-033, 300-044, 300-047, 300-071, 300-074, 300-105, 300-116, 300-166, 300-172, 300-175, 300-176, 300-179, 300-183, 300-191, 300-226, 300-227, 300-228, 300-229, 300-230, 300-231, 300-250, 300-273, 300-277, 300-278

Bare-land strata

bare-land common expenses: 300-567

bylaws: 300-430

depreciation impact: 300-470

general information: 300-017, 300-192, 300-223, 300-566

insurance: 300-197, 300-558

what defines our building type?: 300-458

Builder liens
general information: 300-030, 300-048
Bullies
general information: 300-214, 300-224, 800-066, 200-095
Businesses
home based businesses: 300-117, 300-545
Bylaws

Age bylaws, see “age bylaws”

Amendments: 300-511

Amendment procedures: 400-025, 300-693

Christmas trees: 800-208

Civil Resolution Tribunal, see “Civil Resolution Tribunal Act”

CRT Comments on Filing Bylaws and Contingency Reserve Fund Expenditure: 200-161

Commercial stratas: 800-187, 300-645

Complaints: Must they be in writing? 300-742

Conditional Bylaws: 300-740

Enforcement: 200-016, 300-021, 300-058, 300-068, 300-077, 300-147, 300-153, 300-201, 300-246, 300-317, 300-492, 200-083, 200-094, 800-163, 800-168, 300-639, 300-657, 300-695, 800-237, 800-245, 300-711

Enforcement procedures: 200-147, 300-710

Filing bylaws: 800-027, 800-135, 300-744, 300-746

Fines: 800-026, 800-127, 300-736

Flooring, see “flooring”

General information: 300-008, 300-032, 300-063, 300-112, 300-130, 300-133, 300-155, 300-156, 800-037, 800-179, 800-244, 300-739

Forced labour: 800-226

Grandfathering: 300-280, 800-018

Hearings: see “Hearings”

Mixed use developments: 300-537, 300-653

Municipal bylaws, see “municipal bylaws”

Noise bylaws, see “noise”

Pets, see “pet bylaws”

Registration process: 300-042, 200-087

Rental bylaws, see “rental bylaws”

Repair and maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”

Sample notice of bylaw violation: 400-030

Smoking bylaws, see “smoking”

The Case of the Flawed Fine Bylaw: 200-155

Types: 800-011

Use of CP: 400-013

Versus rules: 400-010

Violation analysis form: 400-040

Writing bylaws: 300-629

C
Caretakers

buying & selling caretakers suite: 800-110

complaints, see “complaints”

job description: 400-003

supervision of: 800-048

Christmas trees
Collections

Chargebacks: Ensuring they are collectable: 200-142

Collection agencies: 300-372

Collecting funds: 300-349

Demand notice (sample): 400-033

General information: 800-028, 300-700, 800-277, 300-743

Estates: 200-126

Fines: 800-059, 300-517, 300-623

Foreclosures: 300-344

Insurance deductibles: 800-284

Landlords responsibility for tenants fines: 300-039

Levies: 200-019, 200-045

Liens: 300-138, 200-080, 200-100, 300-562, 800-182, 200-133, 800-293

Limitation periods: 300-671

Order for sale application: 300-301, 200-029

Sample Monthly Receivables report: 400-503

Strata fees: 200-019, 200-045, 300-005

Strata fee diversion bylaws: 300-719

Committees
general information: 200-002
Communication Agreements

Communication Agreements / Fibre Optics / Cellphone towers: 200-097, 200-150

Complaints
caretakers: 800-041
Consultants
general information: 300-637
Contracts

approving an increase in contract services: 300-439

budget allocations: 300-331

cable: 300-144, 300-603

checklist – before you sign: 400-021

communications: 200-110, 800-166

contract lures: 300-360

dissolving contracts: 300-680

general information: 300-023, 300-048, 300-101, 300-145, 200-065, 300-423, 200-090, 200-097, 300-563

get it in writing: 300-190, 300-288

quotes: 300-652

strata agency agreements: 300-339

Court Actions
general information: 300-127, 300-655
Crawl spaces
general information: 200-014
Certificate of Payment
Certificate of Payment, see “Forms”
Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)

Bylaws: 300-659

Bylaws & Selling: 300-697

Disputes, see “general information”

Enforcing Bylaws: 300-695, 800-237

General information: 300-624, 300-632, 300-714

Lawsuits: 300-482, 800-025

Legislative Update: CRT: 700-007

Commercial stratas

general information: 300-168, 300-577, 800-146

bylaw amendments, see “bylaws”

Common Property

Alteration to CP, see “Alterations”

Amending: 300-072

Assessment: 200-039

Bylaws regarding use of CP: 400-013

How is common property determined? 800-232

Managing: 200-053, 300-298, 300-665

Repair and maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”

Service lines and strata, see “repair and maintenance”

Conflict of Interest

General information: 300-171, 300-367, 300-599, 300-688, 300-715, 300-749

Contingency Reserve Funds

contributions: 300-062

CRT Comments on Filing Bylaws and Contingency Reserve Fund Expenditure: 200-161

general information: 300-026, 800-042

investing: 600-003, 300-581, 300-617, 800-264

line of credit: 300-315

new regulations that affect your annual budget: 300-466

voting: 300-585, 300-712

Corporations

is your strata a corporation?: 400-017

First Nation leasehold condos: 300-297

Covenants
restrictive covenants: 300-132
D
Death

death in a strata: 200-006

general information: 800-105

Disaster Planning

general information: 300-515, 200-084, 300‐684

effect on strata fees: 300-748

Doors
repair of doors: 300-252, 800-024
Duplex Stratas

Non-Conforming Stratas: 800-243

Depreciation Reports

Alterations & depreciation reports, see “Alteration”

Bare-land stratas: 300-470, 800-015

Budgets: 300-474, 300-476, 300-487, 300-499

Communication: 300-614

Consultants: 300-634, 800-233

Depreciation planning & money: 300-469, 300-471, 800-111, 300-669

Exemption: 300-475

Form B: 300-463

General information: 300-455, 800-007,  300-533, 800-080, 300-547, 300-551, 300-559, 300-579, 200-107, 200-123, 200-134, 800-254

New regulations that affect your annual budget: 300-466

Planning for Renewals: 200-144

Risk tolerance: 300-500

Sample: Depreciation Report Request for Proposal: 400-049

Updates: 300-608

What if we just say NO to depreciation reports?: 300-467

What you need to know: Depreciation Reports: 400-007

Disputes

Alternative system to resolve strata disputes: 300-452

General information: 800-213

Resolving disputes between strata corporations and tenants: 200-018

Settling disputes: 200-060, 200-108

The Case of the Sanctioned Strata Corporation: 200-136

Dryer vents
Dryer vents, see “repair and maintenance”
E
Events
parking: 300-589
Easements

general information: 200-089

Is Your Strata Corporation Legally Obligated to Pay an Adjoining Landowner? 200-158

Emails
Emails, see “Strata Council”
Employees

stratas & WorkSafeBC: 400-043

caretaker’s contract: 400-003

Eviction

eviction of an owner: 200-028, 300-061, 300-218, 200-092, 200-096, 200-101

eviction by a strata corporation: 200-052

eviction of a tenant: 300-089, 300-240

insurance: 800-103

Elections (municipal / provincial / federal)

canvassing: 400-008, 300-080

signs: 400-009, 300-081, 300-124, 300-160, 300-299, 300-327, 300-427, 800-074, 300-531

strata council elections, see “strata council”

Elevators

general information: 300-582

The Key to Elevator Safety in an Emergency: 200-163

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance: 200-156

Emergencies
general information: 300-498
Emergency Preparedness

Prepared BC: Guide for Apartments, Condos and Townhouses: 200-137

Energy Upgrades

Energy Upgrades Will Impact Your Bottom Line: 200-162

LED Upgrades: 800-286

F
Film shoots
general information: 300-141
Fireworks
general information: 300-102
Flooring

bylaws: 400-024

hardwood flooring: 300-370, 800-038, 800-148

Fraud

prevention checklist: 400-035, 300-260

general information: 300-451

Finances

Audits, see “Audits”

Borrowing money: 300-393, 300-440, 300-510, 300-750

Budgeting, see “Budgets”

Contingency reserve funds, see “contingency reserve funds”

Disbursements: 300-274

Financial literacy: The Annual Operating Budget: 200-146

Financial literacy, The Statement of Operations (Income Statement): 200-140

Fraud prevention checklist: 400-035

General information: 300-189, 800-039, 800-043, 300-561, 200-075, 200-132

How safe is your money? 300-321

Misuse of funds: 300-165

Sample Monthly Receivables report: 400-503

Surpluses: 300-083

Operating fund, see “operating fund”

Year end financial statements: 200-062

Flags

General information: 300-234, 800-132, 300-692

Forms

Certificate charges: 800-012

Costs: 800-216

Form A Proxy Appointment (Optional Form): Sample Form

Form B Information Certificate: Sample Form

Form B Information Certificate – bulletins: 300-183, 300-207, 300-231, 300-463, 300-464, 800-047, 300-565, 300-642, 800-225300-709, 800-251

Form E Certificate of Strata Corporation: 400-037

Form F Certificate of Payment: Sample Form

Form F Certificate of Payment (Bulletins): 800-004, 800-172, 300-658, 800-227, 800-289

Form K Notice of Tenant’s Responsibilities: 300-459, 800-068

General information: 300-119

Registration: 200-087

Rush fees: 300-233, 800-078

G
Garages
Townhouse Garages: 300-468
General information
Grow-ops

after a meth lab or grow op: 300-329

general information: 300-106, 300-163, 300-489

Gas Service
general information: 800-051
Graffiti
general information: 200-035
Guide Dog & Service Dog Act

Guide Dogs & Service Dog Act: 200-141

General information: 800-234, 800-247

Legislative Update: 700-005

The Case of the Certified “Service” Dog: 200-151

H
Hardship

general information: 200-009, 300-007, 200-106, 800-198

hearings: 800-159

private records: 800-199

Hiring

owner, tenant, occupants: 200-046

employees vs. contractors: 300-186

Hot Tubs

general information: 300-055

portable hot tubs: 300-333

Human Rights

general information: 200-021, 200-030, 300-032, 200-066, 200-081

Human Rights Code: 300-289

Hearings

general information: 200-130, 800-256, 300-678, 800-159, 300-374

Council Hearings and the Decision Making Process: 200-160

Holiday Tips
general information: 300-208
Hot water tanks
general information: 300-181, 300-249
I
Information Certificate
Information Certificate, see “Forms”
Investing
Investing, see “Contingency Reserve Funds”
Invoices
old invoices: 300-235
Insurance

And bare-land stratas: 300-197

And lawsuits: 300-196, 800-248

Bylaws: 800-191

Checklists: 400-039, 200-149

Claims: 300-418

Co insurance: 300-461

Complications: 300-600, 300-609

Construction insurance: 300-346

Construction liability: 300-310

Council liability insurance: 300-264

Damage caused by pets: 300-053

Damage inside a suite can fall under “common assets”: 300-326

Deductibles: 300-105, 300-154, 300-232, 200-058, 200-059, 300-279, 300-319, 300-456, 800-008, 800-097, 300-407, 800-173, 200‐129

Duplex insurance: 300-335

Earthquake: 300-708

Financing Insurance: 300-701

Fees: 300-417

General information: 300-038, 300-265, 300-479, 300-503, 300-519, 300-546, 300-553, 200-079

Homeowner insurance: 300-596, 800-224

Homeowner insurance losses: 300-357

Impact of high insurance risk: 300-428

Incident report (sample): 400-032

Insurance Cost Losses: 300-450

Insurance Coverage on Upgrades: 300-380

Insurance liability: 300-341

Owners’ rights for insurance coverage: 300-477

Personal insurance: 300-003, 300-535, 800-077, 300-539, 200-115

Proceeds: 300-402

Rising insurance: 300-543

Special levies: 300-086, 300-143, 800-063, 800-173

Sewer back up: 300-738

Strata corporation insurance: 600-004, 300-027, 300-149, 300-258, 300-261, 300-262, 300-263, 300-264, 300-286

Strata Funds Insurance: 300-378

Tenant damages, see “Rentals and Rental Bylaws”

When disaster strikes: 300-293

Investors
general information: 300-098, 800-171
K
Keys

General information: 300-059, 300-210, 300-256, 300-486, 300-628

What you need to know about: Keys and Access to Strata Lots: 600-009

 

 

L
Land Titles Office

filing documents: 300-136, 800-135, 300-744

land title changes: 800-034, 200-119

official contact mailing address: 300-460

Landscaping

community gardens, see “Alterations”

general information: 300-182, 200-125

weed control: 200-041

tree removal: 200-049, 300-128

Small trees become big trees, see “Alteration: alterations to common property”

Lawsuits

and insurance: 300-196

suing an owner: 800-197

What to do when we are sued?: 300-314, 800-248

Leaky Condos
general information: 300-220
Liens
Liens, see “collections”
Limited Common Property

allocating LCP expenses: 300-737

bylaws and use of LCP: 200-017

general information: 300-035, 300-050, 300-530

importance of registered documents: 300-483

repair and maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”

Lock Boxes
general information: 300-227, 300-611
Landlords
responsibilities: 300-039
Laundry
laundry room facilities: 200-050
Lawyers

list of strata lawyers: 400-005

Legal fees
general information: 300-178
Legislative Updates

Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT): 700-007

Guide Dog & Service Dog Act: 700-005

Winding Up a Strata Corporation: 700-006

Limitation Act

general information: 200-073, 200-074

limitation periods, see “collections”

M
Mailboxes

General information: 800-276

Repair of common property: 300-580

Theft prevention: 300-663, 800-206

Management

Checklist – list of responsibilities: 400-023

Commissions: 300-687

Contracts: 200-007, 300-610, 300-541, 300-691

Dual Agency: 300-248

Errors: 300-620

Hiring a Strata Manager: 300-702

Licensing: 300-097, 300-162, 300-222, 400-036

Management agreements: 300-320, 200-114, 800-215

Official contact mailing address: 300-460

Request for Proposal: 400-042

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens on Common Property: 300-698

Maintenance
Maintenance, see “Repair and Maintenance”
Marijuana

Weeding Through the Law and the Stone, Cold Truth About Medical Marijuana and Strata Corporation: 200-159

 

 

Minutes

general information: 200-005, 300-140, 800-147, 800-155, 800-219, 300-717

notice vs. notify: 800-193

Setting Agendas & Minutes of Meetings: 400-015

what resolutions say in minutes: 300-442

Municipal Bylaws
general information: 300-236
N
Native Lands
general information: 300-015
Notice
notice, see “Record Keeping”
Noise

bylaws: 300-070

general information: 300-103, 200-092, 200-093, 200-096, 800-259, 300-718

O
Open houses

general information: 300-176

open house bylaws: 300-309

Order for Repairs by authorities

environmental restoration: 300-292

municipal work orders re: grow-op damages

Owner Developers

impact on rental units: 300-041

new developments, see “Annual General Meeting: first AGM”

Operating Fund

Inappropriate use of: 300-167

line of credit: 300-315

Order for sale

financial crisis for owners: 300-334

order for sale application: 200-029

P
Painting

Repainting a Multi Family Complex: 200-143

Owner’s Project Checklist: 400-050

Parking

allocations: 800-023, 300-518, 300-524, 800-089, 800-145, 800-149, 800-165, 800-194, 800-195

assignments: 300-422

buying and selling: 300-228

electric vehicles: 300-513, 300-556, A CHOA Research Study: Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Strata Properties in British Columbia

events, see “events”

general information: 200-055, 300-016, 300-036, 300-115, 300-139, 300-241, 300-438, 800-071, 300-529, 600-001, 200-090, 300-577, 800-123, 800-261

handicapped parking headaches: 300-295

importance of registered documents: 300-483

incorrect information, see “Forms: Form B Information Certificate”

revenues: 300-432

user fees: 800-055

Petition for an SGM

creating a petition: 400-038

general information: 300-602

Phased stratas

BCLI consultation: Sections, Types & Phases: 200-152

fiscal year end: 300-425

general information: 300-095, 300-221, 300-226, 300-643

Pools
general information: 300-243
Presales

Presales Agreements: 300-376

presales nightmares: 300-337

Procedures

electronic meetings: 800-032

general information: 200-027, 300-093, 300-123

handling money: 300-043

painting quotes: 800-069

secret meetings: 300-118

Proxies

Can a strata limit proxies? 400-019, 300-491, 800-070, 300-662, 800-205, 800-246, 800-280

General information: 300-010, 300-237, 300-275, 200-064, 300-525, 300-729

Problems: 300-508, 800-175

Proxy form (sample): 400-502

Proxy piling: 300-348

Sections: 300-502

Pest control

general information: 300-076, 300-161, 300-548, 300-753

Pets

Bylaws: 300-002, 800-010, 800-044, 800-010, 800-056, 800-072, 800-076, 800-139, 800-154, 300-625, 800-169, 800-188, 800-196, 800-203

Damage caused by pets: 300-053, 300-120, 300-215

Exemptions: 800-035

General information: 300-109, 300-114, 300-122, 300-239, 300-571, 800-121, 800-263

Guide dogs / Guide Dog & Service Dog Act: 200-141, 800-234, 800-247

Registry: 300-031

Pipes

corrosion of copper pipes: 200-038

frozen: 300-060

replacing the piping: 300-509, 300-572

Who is responsible for Sewer Pipes? 300-597

Pot
general information: 300-244
Privacy

general information: 300-324, 300-325

electronic meetings: 300-307

Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA): 200-128

privacy legislation: 200-036, 300-307

privacy officer: 300-505

privacy rights & reasons: 300-342

Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents (OIPC Guide)

PIPA and Strata Corporations: Frequently Asked Questions (OIPC Guide)

Surveillance: see “Surveillance cameras”

Podium Information

Replacing Podium Waterproofing: 600-008

Prostitution
general information: 300-013, 300-242
Q
Quorum

Adjournment Leads to Quorum Quandary: 800-016

general information: 800-258

getting your owners involved: 300-359

how to calculate: 400-001

R
Real Estate Services Act (RESA)
compensation fund insurance: 300-222
Records

Access to Records: 800-239

Online Records & Information: 300-379

Recycling

general information: 800-158, 300-616, 200-112, 200-113, 200-154

Remuneration of council member
general information: 300-066
Rentals and Rental Bylaws

as an investment: 300-175, 800-171

counting rentals: 300-429, 800-054, 800-091, 800-210

definition of family: 300-199

general information: 200-010, 300-037, 300-225, 300-251, 300-377, 300-494, 300-569, 800-114, 300-583, 800-124, 800-128, 300-615, 600-002, 300-631, 200-122, 300-707

enforcement: 200-026, 300-148, 200-078, 200-116, 200-008

exemptions from rental restriction bylaws: 300-067, 300-506, 300-670

Form K & rental bylaws: 300-459, 800-068

hardship: 300-328

illegal suites: 300-294

impact of owner-developer: 300-041

impact on buyers: 300-191

life estates: 300-085

limiting rental: 200-042

short-term rentals / AirBnB: 300-205, 800-153, 800-190, 200-127, 300-747, 300-725,    

rental inventory: 300-630

rental screening: 300-605, 800-285

rental termination after sale: 300‐685

renting during the Olympics: 300-316

tenant damages: 800-174

to rent or not to rent: 300-353

Reserve plans

benefits of a reserve plan: 300-020, 300-276

depreciation reports: 300-375, 300-455

general information: 300-481

Rules

adding new business to the AGM, see “annual general meeting”

christmas trees, see “bylaws”

general information: 300-054, 300-130, 300-507, 800-101, 800-294

versus bylaws: 400-010

Record Keeping

first year of a strata: 300-291

email records: 300-641

general information: 400-014, 300-119, 300-140, 300-290, 800-109, 300-745

importance of registered documents: 300-483

new stratas: 300-134

notice: 800‐223

privacy of records: 800-183

who owns the records? 800-134

Recording meetings
general information 200-012
Refunds

general information: 300-174, 300-185

selling your home: 300-373, 800-001, 800-013

Renovations
general information: 300-012, 300-150
Repair and Maintenance

asbestos: 300-271

balconies and decks: 200-040, 300-006, 300-084, 300-125 , 300-594, 300-601

bylaws: 300-040

building envelope: 200-041

ceilings: 800-137

contracts, see “contracts”

court actions, see “court actions”

deferred maintenance: 300-209, 300-285, 800-266

delay in repairs: 300-131

dryer vents: 300-064, 300-270, 800-218

exterior doors & windows: 300-431

fireplaces, bylaws: 300-549

furnace and boilers: 300-358, 200-109

general information: 300-022, 300-046, 300-057, 300-110, 300-121, 300-137, 300-187, 300-212, 300-217, 300-303, 300-555, 200-082, 200-086, 200-098, 300-575

maintenance programs: 200-043, 300-034, 300-065, 300-200, 300-254

major repair conflicts: 300-441

notifying owners: 300-113

painting: 800-069, 400-050

piping: 300-560, 300-597

quotes: 300-706800-250

replacing the piping, see “pipes”

regular inspections: 300-111, 300-135

repair of common property: 200-011, 200-013, 200-023, 300-050, 300-072, 300-082, 300-088, 800-104, 300-580

repair of limited common property: 200-022, 300-050, 800-112, 800-126

repair of a strata lot: 300-694, 300-713, 300-716

roofs: 300-211, 800-260

service lines and strata: 300-512

townhouse maintenance: 300-355, 800-119, 300-302

Ventilation: 300-257

waste of deferred maintenance: 300-338

who pays the damage: 300-351

windows, see “windows”

Roofs

hiring a professional: 200-135

repairs: 300-211

S
Satellite dishes

general information: 800-116

installation: 300-018

Security

general information: 300-051, 200-076

strata lot keys: 300-486

surveillance cameras: 800-065

Signage
general information: 300-176, 400-009, 300-081, 300-124, 300-160, 300-299
Smoking

Bylaws regarding smoking in stratas: 400-018, 200-061, 300-269, 300‐682

Court enforcement of a no smoking bylaw: 200-138

General information: 300-484, 200-091, 300-588, 800-131, 800-241

Laws regarding smoking in BC stratas: 200-067

Non smoking buildings: 300-465

Special levies

collecting: 800-211

communication: 300-614

general information: 300-033, 300-478, 800-122, 800-143, 200-120

insurance: 300-086, 300-143, 800-063

payouts: 300-676

refunds: 300-056, 800-144, 800-287, 800-202, 

resolutions: 800-151

Special Levy surplus: 800-272

Storage Lockers
general information: 800-093, 800-094
Strata Council

Administration: 300-667, 600-007

Authority: 300-172; 300-472; 300-473, 800-022, 800-067, 300-550, 300-644, 800-283, 800-217, 

Bulletins: 800-184

Compensation / remuneration: 800-064, 300-523, 800-270

Confidentiality: 300-689

Council decisions / how strata council makes decisions: 800-141, 300-735

Council meetings: 300-267, 800-075, 400-500, 300-618

Elections and difficulties: 300-142, 300-284, 300-564, 200-124

Eligibility: 800-033, 800-185

Emails & electronic communication: 300-454, 300-607, 300-618, 300-641, 300-668

Expanding number of strata council members: 200-020 , 300-305, 800-095

How are the Procedures Determined to Elect a Strata Council? 200-157

Liability: 200-047, 300-421, 200-118

Meeting notice: 300-194, 800-018, 800-029, 800-118

Resignations: 300-612

Responsibilities: 300-164, 300-492, 300-570, 300-573

Rogue council: 800-133, 300-638

Role description: 200-025

Troublesome owners: 300-343

Violations: 200-131

When a council member violates bylaws: 300-424

What if no one will be on council? 300-648

What is a conflict of interest? 300-599

Strata Fees

default in strata fees: 200-045

fines: 800-204

general information: 300-005, 300-014, 300-203, 300-219, 300-437, 800-088, 300-633, 300-672

Strata fee increases: 800-268

Surcharges: 800-267

Strata Management
Strata Management, see “Management”
Strata Property Act

changes to the Strata Property Act: 300-350

section 40-57: 400-027

Surplus
general information: 300-185
Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras: 800-065, 800-240, 300-731

Sections

allocation of expenses: 400-011, 300-445, 300-578, 800-192

BCLI consultation: Sections, Types & Phases: 200-152

cancelling sections: 300-622, 200-117

general information: 300-248, 300-272, 300-444, 300-613, 800-162

proxies, see “proxies”

resolving disputes between sections: 300-446

versus types: 400-011

who has the authority to represent the strata: 300-447

Seniors Issues

Warehousing: 300-699

Sex Offender

general information: 300-170, 300-703

Significant Change
general information: 300-497
Snow removal

general information: 300-152, 300-206, 300-352, 300-311, 800-257

Spending authority

general information: 300-045, 300-094, 300-159, 800-207

limits for strata council: 800-067, 800-178

overspending: 300-091, 800-099

repair & maintenance: 300-498

unauthorized expenses: 300-651

Strata Corporation
general information: 300-100, 800-157, 300-626
Strata Council Hearings
hearing & bill 8 amendments: 300-374
Strata living
general information: 300-075, 200-111, 300-621, 300-540, 300-654
Strata Plan
general information: 200-087
Strata Property Act Schedule of Standard Bylaws
copy of standard bylaws: 400-034
T
Taxes and Taxation

Filing corporate income tax returns: 600-006

General information: 300-079, 300-184, 300-287, 800-042, 300-690, 300-751

Home renovation: 300-318

HST: 300-345

HST and the HRTC: 300-356

Tax Returns & HRTC for a Strata: 300-366

PST Rebate Program Program Ending: 300-371

Tax returns & US citizens: 300-534

Tenant

Does a tenancy end when a strata lot is sold? 200-145

Responsibilities: 300-039

Tenant verification: 200-044

Types

allocation of expenses 400-011, 300-578

BCLI consultation: Sections, Types & Phases: 200-152

types of strata lots: 300-332

types bylaws: 300-636

versus sections: 400-011

Tax sale
general information: 200-019
Tree removal
Tree removal, see “landscaping”
U
Unit Entitlement

changing utility use: 300-435

common water expenses: 300-434

expense allocation: 300-578

general information: 300-009, 300-177, 300-230, 200-247, 300-282

strata plan: 300-521

unfair unit entitlement: 200-054

Utilities

changing utility use: 300-435

common water expenses: 300-434

service lines and strata: 300-512

smart meter upgrades: 300-598

utility charges: 300-287

user fees: 300-649

User fees

general information: 300-049, 300-296, 300-528, 800-186, 800-275, 800-290

record keeping: 800-092

V
Vehicle repairs
general information 300-188
Volunteers
general information: 300-129
Ventilation
general information: 300-257
Voting

¾ vote: 200-051, 400-002, 300-092, 300-306, 800-003, 800-081

Assignment of voting rights: 200-037, 800-142

Counting ballots / secret ballots: 300-590, 800-269

Commercial vs. residential lots, see “commercial stratas”

Destroying ballots: 800-281

Depreciation reports: 300-480800-125, 800-288, 300-752

Eligibility: 300-604

General information: 800-009, 800-045, 800-052, 800-062, 300-538, 800-096, 300-557, 800-120, 300-586, 800-130, 800-160, 300-635, 300-722, 300-729, 800-291

In the event of a tie: 800-220

Majority vote definition:800-253

Navigating strata votes: 800-006

Power of attorney: 300-312

Proxies: 400-019

Reconsidering a vote: 300-647

Rigging the votes: 300-448

Thresholds, repair & maintenance: 300-576

To destroy or not to destroy: 300-449

Unanimous vote: 800-020

Voting by email, Absentee Ballots, and voting procedures: 300-443, 800-235

Voting cards / ballots: 400-022, 800-167, 800-249, 800-249

Voting rights: 300-457, 800-005, 800-053, 300-656

Voting thresholds: 400-012, 300-592, 200-121

What to know about: Voting Rights & Voting Thresholds: 600-010

W
Warranty

general information: 300-029, 300-255, 300-488

New Home Warranty: 200-032

warranty basics: 200-033

warranty claims: 300-347

Weed control
Weed control, see “landscaping”
Winding up a Strata Corporation

Winding up a strata corporation: 800-236, 200-139, 300-724, 300-591, 300-661, 300-673, 300-674, 300-675300-730, 300-733, 800-274

Legislative Update: 700-006

Water damage
general information: 200-048, 300-146, 200-111
Windows

Alterations to common property: 800-040

Double pane glass: 200-031

Families Urged to Take Window Safety Measures as Temperatures Rise: 200-165

General information: 300-202, 300-281, 200-085

Repairs and maintenance: 300-019, 300-052, 300-252, 300-606