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, 300-577300-705, 300-723, 300-804

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, 300-948

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, 300-795, 300-805,300-811

Alterations to a strata lot: 200-001300-012, 800-079, 800-102, 300-568, 800-180, 300‐681, 800-262, 300-728, 300-902

Alteration agreements: 300-336, 300-683, 800-278, 300-741, 300-941

Alterations and Managing Environmental Risks: 200-153

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

Alterations made by a tenant: 300-929

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, 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, 300-838

Agendas – Who sets the agenda? 800-265

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

Directing strata council: 300-964

Electronic Meeting Information: see “Electronic General Meetings”

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: 300-932

“Restricted” proxy meetings: 300-914

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, 200-222 (Be Aware Of Risks Associated With Barbecues on Balconies)

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, 300-935

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, 300-951

Home buying without conflicts: 300-527

Insurance disclosure: 300-915

Liquidation: see “Winding up a strata corporation”

Move in costs: 800-014

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

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, 300-916

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”

The Case of the Flawed Fine Bylaw: 200-155

Types: 800-011

Use of CP: 400-013

Versus rules: 400-010, 300-763

Violation analysis form: 400-040

Writing bylaws: 300-629

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
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

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

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

Converting a strata corporation

Converting a strata corporation: 300-969

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

hold backs: 300-793

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

quotes: 300-652, 300-926

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”

Enforcement of a CRT Order: 200-177

Enforcing Bylaws: 300-695, 800-237

General information: 300-624, 300-632, 300-714, 200-175,200-184, 200-189, 200-201, 200-208, 200-209, 200-211

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

Lawsuits: 300-482, 800-025

Legislative Update: CRT: 700-007

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

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

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

Leases: 200-210

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

Repair and maintenance, see “repair and maintenance”

selling common property: 300-953

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, 300-712

Corporations

is your strata a corporation?: 400-017

First Nation leasehold condos: 300-297

COVID-19

BC’s Restart Plan – Step 3, effective July 1, 2021: 400-513 

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

Condo Smarts (Nov 26, 2020) Managing your property during COVID‐19 restrictions: 300-919 

Condo Smarts (April 15, 2021) Condo COVID updates revisited: 300-937

Condo Smarts (June 17, 2021) What is a Safety Plan for Covid Operations?: 300-946

Condo Smarts (Sept. 2, 2021): Do we have to impose masks? 300-957

Condo Smarts (Sept 9, 2021): Masks and Vaccine Cards 300-958

Condo Smarts (Sept 23, 2021): Vaccine passports 300-960

Covid Safety Plan: 400-512 BC Restart Congregation Safety Plan‐ Outdoor Meetings Safety Plan

Electronic Attendance at a Strata Corporation General meeting 600-015

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

SAMPLE: Voting Summary

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

 

 

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, 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

Dryer vents

Dryer vents, see “repair and maintenance”

E

Events

parking: 300-589

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

 

Electronic General Meetings

Electronic attendance / Electronic meeting general information: 300-574, 300-886, 300-888, 300-890, 300-893, 300-900, 200-225, 300-923, 300-930, 300-934

SAMPLE: Electronic Meeting Bylaw

SAMPLE Participant Instructions for Zoom Meetings: 400-511 (PDF doc), 400-511 (Word Document)

 

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

federal election (canvassing and signage): 300-956

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

Emergency Preparedness

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

Energy Upgrades

Energy Upgrades Will Impact Your Bottom Line: 200-162

Energy Upgrades – Air Conditioning Units: 300-787

Energy Upgrades – Utilities: 300-786

General information: 300-924

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 300-260, 400-035

general information: 300-451,300-920

 

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, 300-927

Flags

General information: 300-234, 800-132, 300-692, 300-947

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, 300-970

G

Garages

Townhouse Garages: 300-468

General information

British Columbia Law Institute: 200-203

CHOA Intro: 300-001300-007, 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

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

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: 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

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, 300-910, 300-912

Human Rights Code: 300-289

 

 

Hearings

general information: 200-130, 800-256, 300-678, 800-159, 300-374, 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: 200-149400-039 

Claims: 300-418

Co insurance: 300-461

Commercial insurance: 300-911

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, 300-794, 300-826, 300-856, 33-857, 300-867, 300-872, 300-876, 300-931, 300-954

Disclosure: 300-915

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, 300-878, 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?

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

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

Options how to pay for an insurance policy: 300-966

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 for a deductible: 300-086, 300-143, 800-063, 800-173, 300-880, 300-897, 300-928

Staying informed: 300-933

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

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: 300-913, 300-968

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

Legislative Updates

CRMA Regulation – Remote Strata Meetings: COVID-19 Related Measures Act – On February 16, 2021, a regulation under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act confirmed that strata corporations may continue to conduct remote meetings until July 10, 2021, regardless of when the state of emergency declared under the Emergency Program Act ends.

Legislative Amendment: Bulletin 700-013 – Ministerial Order M114 

Legislative Amendment: Bulletin 700-014 – Order in Council No 270 

Legislative Amendment: Bulletin 700-011 – Bill 14

Legislative Amendment: Bulletin 700-012 – Order in council No 499 

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

 

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

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens on Common Property: 300-698

Maintenance

Maintenance, see “Repair and Maintenance”

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

 

 

 

 

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

Municipal Bylaws

general information: 300-236

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

enforcement of bylaws: 300-925

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

Operations Planning

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

General: 300-870

SAMPLE- Operations Planning Chart: 400-508 (PDF file), 400-508 (excel file)  

 

Order for sale

financial crisis for owners: 300-334

order for sale application: 200-029

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 Repairs by authorities

environmental restoration: 300-292

municipal work orders re: grow-op damages

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: 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

selling common property: 300-953

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

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 piling: 300-348

Sections: 300-502

Who decides the validity of the proxy? 300-803

Pest control
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, 300-943

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

Registry: 300-031

Pipes

Are pipes common property?: 300-939

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”

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, 300-940

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, 300-945, 300-963, 300-967

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

websites and institutional memory: 300-950

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, 300-338, 300-949

delay in repairs: 300-131

Designing a Risk Management Program: 200-220, 200-220 Supplement – SAMPLE Operations Planning Chart (PDF Doc) 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, 300-961

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 of a strata lot: 300-694, 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

who pays the damage: 300-351

windows, see “windows”

Roofs

access: 300-844

hiring a professional: 200-135

repairs: 300-211, 300-959 

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

Snow removal
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

Harmonized (Special levy and CRF) resolutions: 300-942

How to calculate a special levy: 800-303

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

Interest revenue: 300-843

Payouts: 300-676

Refunds: 300-056, 800-144, 800-287, 800-202, 300-853, 300-962

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, 

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest: 300-779

Elections and difficulties: 300-142, 300-284, 300-564, 200-124, 300-863, 300-944

Eligibility: 800-033, 800-185, 300-816, 300-818, 200-196, 

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

Expanding the number and eligibility of strata council members: 200-020 , 300-305, 800-095, 300-936

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: 200-025300-825

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, 300-889

Retroactive fees: 300-776, 300-901

Strata fee increases: 800-268, 300-767

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, 300-849

General information: 200-168

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, 300-917

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, 300-830, 200-186, 300-837

Social Media

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

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, 800-304

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, 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

Tenant

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

Responsibilities: 300-039, 800-832

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

Water Sustainability Act: 300-965

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, 300-948

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, 300-918

Commercial vs. residential lots, see “commercial stratas”

Destroying ballots: 800-281

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

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, 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, 300-952

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, 800-235

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

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

Voting thresholds: 00-592, 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, 300-955

New Home Warranty: 200-032

warranty basics: 200-033

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

Weed control

Weed control, see “landscaping”

Winding up a Strata Corporation
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