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

Access and Accommodation: 300-861

To information / strata records: 200-004, 300-216, 300-433, 300-522, 800-134, 800-305, 200-178

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

The Vancouver Police Department Access Agreement: 200-169

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, 300-577, 300-705, 300-723, 300-804

What a Strata Corporation needs to know about: Air S[pace 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, 300-805, 300-811

Alterations to a strata lot: 200-001300-012, 800-079, 800-102, 300-568, 800-180, 300‐681, 800-262, 300-726, 300-902

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

Alterations and Managing Environmental Risks: 200-153

Alterations and requests made by buyers: 800-271, 300-769

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

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

Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) comments on alterations: 200-170

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, 800-273, 300-732, 200-001

History of property changes: 300-453

Impact on warranties: 300-193

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

The case of the Too Low Railing: 200-148

Unauthorized expenses: 300-651

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

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

Annual General Meeting / Special General Meeting

Adjourning general meetings: 300-340, 300-627, 300-838

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

Calculating a vote: 300-909

Chair: 800-098, 300-618, 800-164, 300-801

Checklist: 400-016

Definition: 300-664

Electronic attendance / Electronic meetings: 300-574, 300-886, 300-888, 300-890, 300-893, 300-900, 200-225

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

How to Conduct: 800-049, 800-075, 300-807, 300-840

New business: 800-201

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

Notice requirements for an electronic general meeting: 300-887

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, https://www.choa.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/200-222-Be-Aware-Of-Risks-Associated-With-Barbecues-On-Balconies.pdf

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

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

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

Civil Resolution Tribunal: 300-697

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

Forms, see “Forms: Form B Information Certificate”

Home buying without conflicts: 300-527

Liquidation: see “Winding up a strata corporation”

Move in costs: 800-014

Pre-sales: 300-253, 300-268, 300-313, 300-784

Caretakers, see “caretakers”

Depreciation reports: 300-587, 300-720

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

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, 300-839, 300-330, 300-595, 300-686

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, 300-772

Enforcement procedures: 200-147, 300-710

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

Fines: 800-026, 800-127, 300-736, 200-212, 200‐214 (The Case of the Failed Fines)

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”

Types: 800-011

Use of CP: 400-013

Versus rules: 400-010,  300-763

Violation analysis form: 400-040

Writing bylaws: 300-629

The Case of the Flawed Fine Bylaw: 200-155


C

Caretakers

Buying & selling caretakers suite: 800-110, 300-822

Complaints, see “complaints”

Job description: 400-003 (PDF), 400-003 (Word Document)

Supervision of: 800-048

Christmas trees

Bylaws: 300-008, 300-204, 300-308, 300-462

Collections

Charge-backs: 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, 300-714, 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

Legal costs: 200-194

Levies: 200-019, 200-045

Liens: 300-138, 200-080, 200-100, 300-562, 800-182, 200-133, 800-293, 200-202

Limitation periods: 300-671

Minute Taking (how to record collections in the minutes): 300-773

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

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

Strata fee diversion bylaws: 300-719

Communication Agreements

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

Committees

General information: 200-002

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)

Buying & Selling: 300-697

Bylaws: 300-659

Disputes, see “general information”

Enforcement of a CRT Order: 200-177

Enforcing Bylaws: 300-695, 800-237

General information: 300-624, 300-632, 200-175, 200-184, 200-189, 200-201, 200-208, 200-209, 200-211

Jurisdiction of the CRT: 200-171, 200-217 Supreme court Clarifies Jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal Over Strata Claims  

Lawsuits: 300-482, 800-025

Official mailing address of the strata corporation: 300-852

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

How is common property defined? 800-232, 200-216 (How Do I Figure What Is Common Property In My Strata Plan?)

bylaws regarding use of CP: 400-013, 800-301,

Leases: 200-210

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

Strata Council Conflict of Interest: 300-779

Contingency Reserve Funds

contributions: 300-062

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

general information: 300-026, 800-042, 300-905

interest (earned on the CRF): 300-789

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Condo Smarts (March 16/20) Managing through a crisis:300-883

Condo Smarts (March 26/20) Do we have to continue paying strata fees? 300-884

Condo Smarts (April 2, 2020) Business as normal?: 300-885

Condo Smarts (April 9, 2020) How do electronic meetings work? 300-886

Condo Smarts (April 16, 2020) Notice requirements 300-887

Condo Smarts (April 23, 2020) Electronic meetings: 300-888

Condo Smarts (April 30, 2020) Do we continue to pay strata fees?: 300-889

Condo Smarts (May 7, 2020) Electronic meetings under emergency orders: 300-890

Condo Smarts (June 4, 2020) Return your strata to a safe work place & operating facility: 300-894

Condo Smarts (Sept 3, 2020) What’s your COVID policy:300-906

Electronic Attendance at a Strata Corporation General meeting 600-015

Managing Coronavirus Risks & Strata Corporation General Meetings:  600-014

SAMPLE: Restricted Proxy Form: 400-502

SAMPLE: Notice Package & Restricted Proxy, Sample Restricted Proxy Form

SAMPLE: Voting Summary

A poster strata corporation may want to print & post: Reducing the spread of viruses – including COVID-19

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

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, 300-764

New regulations that affect your annual budget: 300-466

Planning for Renewals: 200-144

Preparing Documents For Your First Depreciation Report Or Report Renewal: 200-224

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

Duplex Stratas

Non-Conforming Stratas: 800-243

Dryer vents

Dryer vents, see “repair and maintenance”


E

Easements

general information: 200-089, 300-766, 300-775, 200-180

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

The Cases of the Unenforceable Positive Covenants: 200-166

Electrical

General Information: 200-199

Electric Vehicles

A CHOA Research Study: Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Strata Properties in British Columbia

General information: 300‐679, 300-513, 300-556, 300-788, 200-193, 300-834, 200-213, 300-865

User fees: 300-781

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”

What you need to know about: Election Signs and Canvassing: 600-011

Elevators

General information: 300-582, 200-197

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

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance: 200-156

Emergencies

General information: 300-498

Energy Upgrades:

Energy Upgrades Will Impact Your Bottom Line: 200-162

Energy Upgrades – Air Conditioning Units: 300-787

Energy Upgrades – Utilities: 300-786

LRD Upgrades: 800-286

Events

Parking: 300-589


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, 300-881

Finances

Accounting for funds separately: 300-774

Audits, see “Audits”

Basic financial management policies: 300-904

Borrowing money: 300-393, 300-440, 300-510, 300-750, 300-831

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: 400-035, 300-881

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

British Columbia Law Institute: 200-203

CHOA Intro: 300-001, 300-007, 300-075, 300-087, 300-099, 300-107, 300-108, 300-259, 300-501

Information Directory: 400-052

 

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

General Information: 200-141, 800-234, 800-247

Legislative Update: 700-005

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


H

Hardship

A Harder Case For Hardship: A Strata Owner’s Guide To Ministerial Order M195 June 25, 2020: 200-226

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

Hearings: see “Hearings”

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

CHOA Guide – Accessibility in Strata Developments: What Does the Human Rights Code Require? 600-013

General information: 200-021, 200-030, 300-032, 200-066, 200-081, 300-864

Human Rights Code: 300-289

Hearings

General information: 200-130, 800-256, 300-800, 400-504, 300-892

Council Hearings and the Decision Making Process: 200-160

The Case of the Costly Hearing Refusal: 200-207

Holiday Tips

General information: 300-208, 300-762, 300-820, 300-871

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, 300-866

Checklists: 400-039, 200-149

Claims: 300-418

Co insurance: 300-461

Commissions / undisclosed commissions: 300-899

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, 300-780, 300-826, 300-856,300-857, 300-867, 300-876

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, 300-847, 300-872, 300-878, 300-882, 300-891

High deductibles / inability to obtain insurance: 300-875, 300-877, 200-215 (Owners Reimbursing Strata Corporations for High Insurance Deductibles, 200-219 How do Strata Corporations and Owners Manage the Dramatic Increase in Insurance Rates?

Home owner 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

Legislative Update:300-898 (June 23, 2020) 300-908 (Sept 2020)

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, 300-869, 300-907

Sewer back up: 300-738

Special levies / Special levies to pay a deductible: 300-086, 300-143, 800-063, 800-173, 300-880, 300-897

Strata corporation insurance: 600-004, 300-027, 300-149, 300-258, 300-261, 300-262, 300-263, 300-264, 300-286, 800-300

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, 300-809, 300-836

User fees: see “User fees”

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

Disclosure of lawsuits: 300-783

and insurance: 300-196

suing an owner: 800-197

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

Legislative Updates

Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT): 700-007

Guide Dog & Service Dog Act: 700-005

Ministerial Order No. M114 ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE AT STRATA PROPERTY MEETINGS (COVID-19) ORDER CLICK HERE

Order in Council (OIC 270 2020) May 29, 2020 –  The BC Government announced amendments to the Strata Property Regulations, specifically allowing an insurance premium to be funded from the contingency reserve fund without a 3/4 vote and allowing a strata corporation another two months to call their annual general meeting as long as there is a declaration of a state of emergency or if a declaration of a state of local emergency is in effect in the region your strata is located.

Strata Property Regulation 1.1 & 6.11 – clarifying deposit insurance requirements: 700-010

Strata Property Regulation 6.9 – User Fees: 700-008

Strata Property Regulation 7.1 – Increased fines for short-term rental bylaws: 700-009

Winding Up a Strata Corporation: 700-006

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

A Landlord’s Guide to Tenant Relations: 200-204

responsibilities: 300-039

Laundry

laundry room facilities: 200-050

Lawyers

list of strata lawyers: 400-005

Legal fees

general information: 300-178

The Case of the Recovery of Reasonable Legal Fees: 200-173

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

Authority to enter into Contracts on behalf of the strata: 300-761

Checklist – list of responsibilities: 400-023

Commissions: 300-687

Contracts: 200-007, 300-610, 300-541, 300-691, 800-302, 300-802

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

Understanding The Role Of The Strata Manager: What We’ve Learned From COVID‐19: 200-227

Marijuana

Bylaws: 300-777, 200-195

General Information: 300-812, 200-185

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

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens on Common Property: 300-698

Municipal Bylaws

General information: 300-236

Maintenance

Maintenance, see “Repair and Maintenance

Minutes

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

In camera minutes: 300-860

Notice vs. notify: 800-193

Setting Agendas & Minutes of Meetings: 400-015

What resolutions say in minutes: 300-442


N

Native Lands

general information: 300-015

Notice

Also see “Record Keeping”

Providing notice to a strata corporation: 300-785

Official mailing address of the strata corporation: 300-852

Noise

bylaws: 300-070

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

The Case Of The Neglected Noise Complaints: 200‐223


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”

Operations Planning

Creating an Operations Plan: 400-505, 300-903

General: 300-870

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

Painting Contract 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: see “electric vehicles”

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, 300-799, 300-845

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, 200-187

Podium Information

Replacing Podium Waterproofing: 600-008

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, 300-525, 300-729, 300-760, 300-814, 300-846

problems: 300-508, 800-175

proxy form (sample): 400-502

proxy piling: 300-348

sections: 300-502

who decides the validity of the proxy? 300-803

Pest control

general information: 300-076, 300-161, 300-548,300-753, 300-796, 200-205, 300-850

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: 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, 300-778

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”

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

Radon

Radon: 200-190

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, 300-833

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, 300-896

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, 300-824, 200-179, 200-200, 200-198

Rental Housing Task Force: 300-821

Rental inventory: 300-630, 300-792

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

Roommates: 200-182

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, 300-827

versus bylaws: 400-010, 300-763

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, 300-771

importance of registered documents: 300-483

new stratas: 300-134

notice: 800‐223

owners lists: 300-806

privacy of records: 800-183, 200-221The Case Of Too Much Information

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, 200-188

Repair and Maintenance

asbestos: 300-271

balconies and decks: 200-040, 300-006, 300-084, 300-125 , 300-594, 300-601, 300-817

best practices & practice tips for addressing major repairs : 200-105a, 200-105b, 300-828

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

Designing a Risk Management Program: 200-220, 200-220 Supplement – SAMPLE Operations Planning Chart OR 200-220 Supplement – SAMPLE Operations Planning Chart (Excel Format)

drainage: 300-819

dryer vents: 300-064, 300-270, 800-218, 300-829

exterior doors & windows: 300-431, 800-297

financing options: 300-873

fireplaces: 300-549, 200-181

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, 300-813

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, 300-868

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, 300-835

Repair of limited common property: 200-022, 300-050, 800-112, 800-126, 300-855

Repair to a strata lot: 300-713, 300-716

Roofs: 300-211, 800-260

Service lines and strata: 300-512

Strata Corporation’s responsibility for repairing a strata lot: 200-176

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

Access: 300-844

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

Seniors Issues

Warerhousing: 300-699

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

Social Media

Is Facebook a good idea for strata corporations?: 300-808

Storage Lockers

general information: 800-093, 800-094

Special levies

Are special levies for contingency contributions valid? 300-854

Collecting: 800-211

Communication: 300-614

General information: 300-033, 300-478, 800-122, 800-143, 200-120, 300-768, 300-874

How is a special levy calculated?: 800-303

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

Interest revenue on special levies: 300-843

Payouts: 300-676

Refunds: 300-056, 800-144, 800-287, 800-202, 300-853

Resolutions: 800-151

Special levy surplus: 800-272

Strata Council

Administration: 300-667, 600-007

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

Best practices: 800-184, 200-183

Communication – communicating with owners by email: 400-045

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

Confidentiality: 300-689

Conflict of Interest: 300-779

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, 300-863

Eligibility: 800-033, 800-185, 300-816, 300-818, 200-196300-864 30102019 Accommodation for Alterations

Emails & electronic communication: 300-454, 300-607, 300-618, 300-641, 300-668, 400-045

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, 300-851

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, 300-825

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, 300-862

general information: 300-005, 300-014, 300-203, 300-219, 300-437, 800-088, 300-633, 300-672, 300-767, 300-889

Retroactive fees: 300-776, 300-901

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

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

Sex Offender

general information: 300-170, 300-703

Significant Change

general information: 300-497, 300-830200-186, 300-837

Snow removal

general information: 300-152, 300-206, 300-352, 300-311, 800-257, 300-815

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 living

general information: 300-075, 200-111, 300-621, 300-540, 300-654, 800-304

Strata Plan

general information: 200-087

Strata Property Act Schedule of Standard Bylaws

copy of standard bylaws: 400-034

Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras: 800-065, 800-240, 300-731, 300-849

General information: 200-168


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, 300-879

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

Technical Safety BC

200-218 Unsafe Gas Work Leads to Fire and Explosion in Richmond Strata Complex

Tenant

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

Responsibilities: 300-039, 300-832

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, 300-823, 300-859

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

Keys: 300-791

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 AND Secret ballots: 300-590, 800-269, 200-172

commercial vs. residential lots, see “commercial stratas”

depreciation reports: 300-480, 800-288, 800-125, 300-752

Destroying ballots: 800-281

eligibility: 300-604, 300-858

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, 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, 300-729

reconsidering a vote: 300-647

rigging the votes: 300-448

Secret Ballots “The Case of the ‘Not so Secret’ Secret Ballot”: 200-172

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, 800-234

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

voting rights: 300-457, 800-005, 800-053, 300-656, 800-292

voting thresholds: 300-592, 200-121, 600-010, 300-848

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 (under the Homeowner Protection Act): 300-347, 300-782

Winding Up a Strata Corporation

Winding up a strata Corporation (liquidation): 800-236,  200-139, 300-724,300-591, 300-661, 300-673, 300-674, 300-675300-730, 300-733, 800-274, 300-765, 300-770, 300-797, 300-798, 300-810

Legislative Update: 700-006

Weed control

Weed control, see “landscaping”

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, 300-790