Condo Smarts

2024 Condo Smarts (300-1075 to ____)
BULLETINHEADLINETOPICPUBLICATION DATE
300-1075Are Guest Suites Exempt from Short term accommodations?Short Term AccommodationJan 3
300-1076Heat PumpsElectrical Planning ReportsJan 11
300-1077PST on Guest Suites and Parking RentalTaxes and TaxationJan 18
300-1078Subdividing Common PropertyCommon PropertyJan 25
300-1079How much notice is required?AGM, NoticeFeb 1
300-1080Social Media AccountsSocial MediaFeb 8
300-1081Land Use for Bare Land Strata CorporationsBare land strataFeb 15
300-1082Major Insurance ClaimsInsuranceFeb 22
300-1083Short Term LiabilitiesBuying and Selling: Buying a short term accommodation investmentFeb 29
300-1084Investments for Special Levies and ReservesInvestmentsMarch 7
300-1085Shadow Strata CouncilsBylaw Enforcement, Strata CouncilMarch 14
300-1086Do Standard Bylaws Change?BylawsMarch 21
300-1087Window ReplacementWindowsMarch 28
300-1088First Request First ServedElectrical Planning ReportsApril 4
300-1089Trust Tax FilingTaxes and TaxationApril 11
300-1090Small Strata CorporationsStrata Corporations: Small strata corporationsApril 18
300-1091Do fees still apply during a major claim?Strata Fees, InsuranceApril 25
300-1092Depreciation ChangesDepreciation ReportsMay 2
300-1093Depreciation Report AmendmentsDepreciation ReportsMay 9
300-1094Special Levy RefundsSpecial LeviesMay 16
300-1095Levy RefundsSpecial LeviesMay 23
300-1096Elevator FailuresElevatorsMay 30 
300-1097Insuring Vacant CondosInsuranceJune 6
300-1098Electronic Meetings and ProxiesElectronic General Meetings; ProxiesJune 13
300-1099RecyclingRecyclingJune 20
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
2023 Condo Smarts (300-1025 to 300-1074)
BULLETINHEADLINETOPICPUBLICATION DATE
300-1025Who’s Responsible?Repair & MaintenanceJanuary 12
300-1026Reversing Old ClaimsCollectionsJanuary 19
300-1027Who is exempt from 55+ bylaws?Bylaws January 26
300-1028Insurance ExclusionsInsuranceFebruary 2
300-1029New Regulations coming into effectForm B, Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)February 9
300-1030Contracting ServicesStrata council decision making February 9
300-1031Do condo’s file taxes?TaxationFebruary 16
300-1032Liens on Strata PropertyLiensFebruary 23
300-1033Federal Underused Housing Tax Regulations for Strata Corporation Caretaker and Guest SuitestaxationMarch 2
300-1034Proxy LimitationsProxiesMarch 9
300-1035Electric Vehicle ChargingElectric VehiclesMarch 16
300-1036Exclusive Communication AgreementsCommunication AgreementsMarch 30
300-1037Insurance Special LevyInsurance, Special LeviesApril 6
300-1038How do we revote on a Bylaw Amendment?Voting, BylawsApril 13
300-1039Age Restriction AmendmentAge Restriction BylawsApril 20
300-1040Electrical Vehicle Charging AmendmentsElectrical VehiclesApril 27
300-1041Warranty Claims on New ConstructionWarrantiesMay 4
300-1042Can we refund an operating budget Surplus to owners?Budget, SurplusMay 11
300-1043Age Restriction BylawsAge BylawsMay 18
300-1044Bill 22 and Electric VehiclesElectric vehiclesMay 25
300-1045Are age bylaws enforceable any longer?Age restriction bylaws June 1 
300-1046Types Costing AllocationsTypesJune 8
300-1047Who pays? Installing a Charging StationElectric vehiclesJune 15
300-1048Failing windup results in major repairsWinding up a strata corporationJune 22
300-1049The danger of restrictive bylawsBylawsJune 29
300-1050Unauthorized purchasesSpending AuthorityJuly 6
300-1051Before you sell your unit!Buying and SellingJuly 13
300-1052Does a strata corporation have a right to key access to a strata lot?Access to a strata lot, KeysJuly 20
300-1053Do it yourself servicesStrata Council; rogue councilJuly 27
300-1054Surveillance to Enforce BylawsSurveillance CamerasAug 3rd 
300-1055Fair allocation of costsTypesAug 10
300-1056How do we know if our strata is properly insured?InsuranceAug 17
300-1057What are the average strata fees?Strata feesAug 24
300-1058Alteration ProblemsAlterationsAug 31
300-1059Barbeque RisksBalconies and Decks; BarbequesSept 7
300-1060Damages to the buildingInsuranceSept 14
300-1061Hot Water BoilersRepair and Maintenance: deferred maintenanceSept 21
300-1062Strata Prohibits EV ChargingElectric VehiclesSept 28
300-1063How voting is calculatedVotingOctober 5
300-1064Petition to Remove CouncilVotingOct 12
300-1065Bad Insurance AdviceInsuranceOct 19
300-1066Changes in Contingency Contributions Effective Nov 1stContingency Reserve Fund (CRF)Oct 26
300-1067Short Term AccommodationsRentals and Rental BylawsNov 2
300-1068Failing RepairsRepair and MaintenanceNov 9
300-1069Short Term Accommodation ChangesRentals & Rental Bylaws/ Short‐Term AccommodationsNov 16
300-1070What happens if our building is lost in a fire?Insurance; When disaster strikesNov 23
300-1071Official Mailing AddressRecordsNov 30
300-1072My Privacy Has Been Compromised!PrivacyDec 7
300-1073Don’t be Deceived by a Property Owner’s DisclosureBuying and SellingDec 14
300-1074Electrical Planning ReportsElectrical Planning ReportsDec 21
2022 Condo Smarts (300-974 to 300-1024)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-974Common errors strata councils and managers can avoidStrata Council: AdministrationJan. 6
300-975Balcony DamagesBalconies and DecksJan. 13
300-976Majority votes for major expensesVoting, Repair and Maintenance; financing optionsJan 20
300-977Management Fees & IncreasesStrata ManagementJan 27
300-978What is grandfathering?Bylaws; RentalsFeb 5
300-979What is undue hardship?Human RightsFeb 10
300-980Distributing wind up fundsWinding up a strata corporationFeb 17
300-981Levy payment penaltiesSpecial LeviesFeb 23
300-982Transfer of alteration agreementsAlterations, WindowsMarch 3
300-983Buyer BewareBuying and Selling a Strata LotMarch 10
300-984What are the maximum fees that can be charged for records?RecordsMarch 17
300-985How are council members paid?Strata Council; CompensationMarch 24
300-986Preventing fraud in a strataFraudMarch 31
300-987Are Audits Required by the Act?AuditsApril 7
300-988What is a significant change?AlterationsApril 14
300-989Council decision makingBylawsApril 21
300-990Pre sales purchasesBuying and SellingApril 28
300-991Special levy conflict: How small issues become costlySpecial LeviesMay 5
300-992Too many petsHuman Rights and PetsMay 12
300-993Solar panel installationsAlterations to Common Property, Energy UpgradesMay 19
300-994License DecalParking, Insurance decalsMay 26
300-995Record keepingRecordsJune 2
300-996Proxy WarsProxiesJune 9
300-997Air Conditioning: Health ImplicationsAir Conditioning UnitsJune 16
300-998Buyers beware and ask questionsBuying and sellingJune 23
300-999Owner Tenant Occupant ResponsibilitiesBusinesses, Strata LivingJune 30
300-10001000 Columns!Strata LivingJuly 7
300-1001Who’s on Council?Strata CouncilJuly 14
300-1002Interest on Contingency Reserve FundsContingency Reserve FundJuly 21
300-1003Who Pays When the Strata Damages a Unit?Repair and Maintenance; Strata Corporation’s responsibility for repairing a strata lotJuly 28
300-1004Accommodation & AccessibilityAccessibilityAug. 4
300-1005Cost Sharing in Air Space ParcelsAir Space ParcelsAug 11
300-1006Council FraudFraudAug 18
300-1007Bylaw Updates and Election LawsBylaws, ElectionsAug 25
300-1008Fees for FormsFormsSept 1
300-1009Electric Vehicle Charging in Complex PropertiesElectric VehiclesSept 8
300-1010Major Projects: Is Bonding Worth the Investment?Repairs and MaintenanceSept 15
300-1011What type of alterations need strata permission?AlterationsSept 22
300-1012Accumulated strata feesStrata feesSept 29
300-1013Limiting Service PetsPetsOct 6
300-1014Winterizing BuildingsAccess to Strata Lots, MaintenanceOct 13
300-1015Eligible Voters at General MeetingsVotingOct 20
300-1016The Legacy of Pets During COVIDPetsOct 27
300-1017Voting Bylaws Not EnforceableVoting Nov. 3
300-1018InvestmentsInvestingNov 10
300-1019What Bylaws Really Apply?BylawsNov 17
300-1020General Meeting DefectsVoting, Winding up a Strata CorporationNov 23
300-1021Changes to Strata RentalsBill 44Dec 1
300-1022Age Restriction ChangesBill 44 – RentalsDec 8
300-1023How Rental Bylaws Change under Bill 44Bill 44 – RentalsDec 15
300-1024Consequences of Bylaw AmendmentsBill 44 – RentalsDec 22
2021 Condo Smarts (300-923 to 300-973)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-923Electronic MeetingsAnnual General Meetings & Special General MeetingsJan 14
300-924Energy upgradesBudgets; Energy upgradesJan 23
300-925Noise complaints on the riseBylaws; Enforcement, NoiseJan 16
300-926Competitive biddingContracts; quotesJan 28
300-927Year end financial reportyear end financial reportingFeb 4th
300-928Is it an operating or reserve allocation?ExpensesFeb 11
300-929Tenants altering a strata lotAlterationsFeb 18
300-930Bylaws for electronic meetingsAnnual General Meeting / Special General MeetingFeb 25
300-931Who decides if an owner should pay the deductible?InsuranceMarch 4
300-932Bundling resolutionsAnnual General MeetingsMarch 11
300-933Owner / Occupant Education is CriticalInsuranceMarch 18
300-934How do we count proxy votes separately at a meeting?Voting, Annual General Meeting/Special General MeetingMarch 25
300-935Document feesBuying & SellingApril 1
300-936Different classes of persons on councilStrata CouncilApril 8
300-937Condo COVID updates revisitedCOVID-19April 15
300-938Special levy for insuranceInsuranceApril 22
300-939How do we know if pipes are common property?PipesApril 29
300-940How is quorum calculated?Quorum, Annual General Meeting / Special General MeetingMay 6
300-941Alteration ConditionsAlterationsMay 13
300-942Harmonized resolutionsSpecial Levy, Depreciation ReportMay 20
300-943Pet PurchasesPetsMay 27
300-944Resolving the ongoing dispute of council electionsStrata council electionsJune 3
300-945Confusion between rental bylaws and short‐term accommodationsRentals & Rental BylawsJune 10
300-946What is a Safety Plan for Covid Operations?COVID‐19June 17
300-947Flags and SignsFlags, RulesJune 24
300-948Air ConditioningVentilationJuly 1
300-949What lies beneath?Repair & MaintenanceJuly 8
300-950Institutional MemoryRecord KeepingJuly 15
300-951Buyers be CautiousBuying and SellingJuly 22
300-952Incorrect DecisionsVoting, Annual General Meeting/Special General MeetingJuly 29
300-953Selling Common PropertyCommon Property, ParkingAug 5
300-954Insurance DeductiblesInsuranceAug 12
300-955Institutional MemoryWarrantyAug 19
300-956Election TimeElectionsAug 26
300-957Do we have to impose masks?COVID-19Sept 2
300-958Masks and Vaccine CardsCOVID-19Sept 9
300-959Partial repairs to roofingRoofingSept 16
300-960Vaccine PassportsCOVID-19Sept 23
300-961Storm season is here: Is your strata corporation ready?Repair & Maintenance; maintenance programsSept 30
300-962Who gets the money?Special LeviesOct 7
300-963Does a rental disclosure apply to short term rentals?Rentals; Short Term Rentals/ Air BnB’sOct 13
300-964Directing a strata councilAnnual General MeetingOct 21
300-965Water Sustainability ActUtilitiesOct 28
300-966Authorized Contingency ExpensesInsuranceNov 4
300-967Rentals and accommodations: The times they are a changingRentals; Short Term Rentals/ AirBnBNov 11
300-968Common vs Limited Common PropertyCommon Property, Limited Common PropertyNov 18
300-969Converting our strataConverting a strataNov 25
300-970Form F & B Rush FeesStrata FormsDec 2
300-971Owners fees for servicesManagement; ContractsDec 9
300-972Sub metering of utilitiesUtilitiesDec 16
300-973Inform or Notice, What’s the difference?NoticeDec 23
2020 Condo Smarts (300-872 to 300-922)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-872Family WarehousingInsurance, Strata LivingJan 2
300-873Forcing repairs for essential maintenanceRepair and Maintenance: Financing RepairsJan 9
300-874Unlawful ChargesSpecial LeviesJan 16
300-875Insurance BylawsInsuranceJan 23
300-876Paying for a large insurance deductibleInsurance; deductiblesJan 30
300-877No Insurance!InsuranceFeb 4
300-878Buyers RiskInsuranceFeb 13
300-879Do strata corporations pay taxes?Taxes and TaxationFeb 20
300-880Insurance Special LeviesInsurance, BudgetFeb 27
300-881Fraud PreventionFraud, FinancesMar 5
300-882Who is in control of our decisions?Strata Council, InsuranceMar 12
300-883Managing Through a CrisisAnnual General Meeting, COVID-19Mar 19
300-884Do we have to continue paying strata fees?Annual General Meeting, Coronavirus (COVID‐19)Mar 26
300-885Business as normal?Budgets, Proxies, COVID-19April 2
300-886How do electronic meetings work?Electronic Attendance; Annual General Meeting / Special General MeetingApril 9
300-887Notice requirementsNotice, Annual General Meeting; Special General MeetingApril 16
300-888Electronic MeetingsAnnual General Meeting; Special General MeetingApril 23
300-889Do we continue to pay strata fees?Strata FeesApril 30
300-890Electronic meetings under emergency ordersAnnual General Meeting; Special General MeetingMay 7
300-891Insurance Loss LimitationsInsuranceMay 14
300-892Hearings & Council MeetingsHearings; Strata CouncilMay 21
300-893Meeting challenges for electronic AGM’sAnnual General MeetingMay 28
300-894Return your strata to a safe work place & operating facilityRepair & Maintenance Common Property; Covid-19June 4
300-895New RegulationsAnnual General Meeting, PetitionsJune 11
300-896Rental Violations during COVID-19RentalsJune 18
300-897Insurance deductible special levyInsuranceJune 25
300-898New Legislation: Will it make a change?InsuranceJuly 2
300-899Disclosing broker feesInsuranceJuly 9
300-900Electronic meetingsAnnual General Meeting & Special General MeetingJuly 16
300-901Retroactive strata feesStrata feesJuly 23
300-902Unauthorized AlterationsAlterationsJuly 30
300-903Operation PlansOperation PlansAug 6
300-904Financial ControlsFinancesAug 13
300-905How much is enough in our contingency fund?Contingency Reserve FundsAug 20
300-906What’s your COVID policyCoronavirus (COVID‐19)Aug 27
300-907Insurance renewalsInsuranceSept 3
300-908Insurance regulation changesInsuranceSept 10
300-909Calculating votes at general meetingsAGM / SGMSept 17
300-910Human rights and accessHuman Rights, AccessibilitySept 24
300-911Insuring commercial strata lotsInsuranceOct 1
300-912Accommodating PetsHuman RightsOct 8
300-913Who repairs limited common property?Limited Common PropertyOct 15
300-914Restricted proxy meeting deemed invalid!Proxies, Annual General MeetingOct 22
300-915Disclosure of insuranceInsuranceOct 29
300-916Townhouse and bare land bylawsBylaws; Bare landNov 5
300-917Commercial vs residentialSectionsNov 12
300-918Counting Ballots & Reporting Results at a General Meeting is EssentialVotingNov 19
300-919Managing your property during COVID‐19 restrictionsCoronavirus (COVID‐19)Nov 26
300-920Fraud preventionFinancesDec 3
300-921Best pricing insurance termsInsuranceDec 10
300-922Adjusting strata fees for the fiscal yearStrata feesDec 17
2019 Condo Smarts (300-821 to 300-871)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-821What will happen to rental bylaws?Rental BylawsJan 3
300-822Caretaker & Guest SuitesBuying & Selling; Caretaker SuiteJan 10
300-823Incorrect unit allocationsUnit EntitlementJan 17
300-824Short term rentals to change?Rentals & Rental BylawsJan 23
300-825The role of the council treasurerStrata Council; Role descriptionJan 30
300-826Insurance: Above or below the deductibleInsuranceFeb 7
300-827Use of common facilitiesRulesFeb 14
300-828What controls purchasing?Repair & Maintenance; best practicesFeb 21
300-829Who pays for dryer vents and ducting costs?Repair & Maintenance; Dryer VentsFeb 28
300-830What is a significant change in the use or appearance of common property?Common PropertyMarch 7
300-831Borrowing funds: What’s the limit?FinancesMarch 13
300-832Tenants ObligationsTenantMarch 20
300-833How many tenants are there?TenantMarch 27
300-834Before you…Electric VehicleApril 4
300-835Who is responsible for damages to common property?Repair & Maintenance of Common PropertyApril 11
300-836Unlawful AccessKeysApril 18
300-837What is a significant alteration?AlterationsApril 25
300-838To terminate or adjourn?Annual General Meeting/Special General MeetingMay 2
300-839Buyer BewareBuying & SellingMay 9
300-840Meeting ProceduresAnnual General Meeting/Special General MeetingMay 16
300-841Counting Rental UnitsRentals & Rental BylawsMay 23
300-842Election SignsElectionsMay 30
300-843Interest revenue on special leviesSpecial Levies, ContractsJune 6
300-844Accessing rooftop areasAccess, RoofsJune 13
300-845Vehicle damagesParking, Depreciation ReportsJune 20
300-846How do we get legislation changed?Proxies, Strata Property ActJune 27
300-847Who pays the cost of damages?Insurance, Repair of Strata LotJuly 4
300-848Unusual voting thresholdsVotingJuly 11
300-849Video surveillanceSecurityJuly 18
300-850Flicker invasionPest ControlJuly 25
300-851The duty of councilStrata CouncilAugust 1
300-852How do I give proper notice to my strata?NoticeAugust 8
300-853Who gets the special levy refunds?Special Levies; RefundsAugust 15
300-854Are special levies for contingency contributions valid?Special Levies, Contingency Reserve FundAugust 22
300-855Who is responsible for our air conditioner?Repair & Maintenance of Limited Common PropertyAugust 29
300-856Who pays insurance deductibles?Insurance; Insurance deductiblesSept 5
300-857Insurance DeductiblesInsuranceSept 12
300-858Eligible VotersVotingSept 19
300-859Are my monthly fees correct?Unit EntitlementSept 26
300-860What’s the deal with in camera minutes?MinutesOct 3
300-861Equal Access & The Human Rights CodeAccessOct 10
300-862Automatic bank paymentsStrata Fees, Bylaws; fines,Oct 17
300-863How do we choose council executive?Strata CouncilOct 23
300-864Accommodation for alterationsHuman Rights; AlterationsOct 30
300-865Electric vehicle chargingElectric VehiclesNov 7
300-866Beware of bylaws that limit actions!InsuranceNov 14
300-867Insurance DeductiblesInsuranceNov 21
300-8683 BidsRepair & Maintenance; quotesNov 28
300-869How do strata corporations and owners manage the dramatic increase in Insurance Rates?InsuranceDec 5
300-870Building CommissioningOperational PlanningDec 12
300-871The joys and dangers of the holiday seasonHoliday TipsDec 19

 

2018 Condo Smarts (300-770 to 300-820)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-770Agency agreements: Before you sign on the dotted lineWinding Up A Strata Corporation Jan 4
300-771The necessity to rely upon official documentsRecord KeepingJan 11
300-772Bylaw EnforcementBylaw EnforcementJan 18
300-773Collections, Minute takingCollections, Minute takingJan 25
300-774The basics of accountingContingency Reserve Funds, FinancesFeb 1
300-775Strata councils and buyers bewareEasements, ManagementFeb 8
300-776Retroactive FeesStrata fees, Buying & SellingFeb 15
300-777Marijuana laws to changeBylawsFeb 22
300-778Confidentiality AgreementsPrivacyMarch 1
300-779Council Disclosure of RemunerationStrata Council; Conflict of InterestMarch 8
300-780Deficit DisasterInsurance, Budgets; DeficitsMarch 15
300-781User Fees and Electric VehiclesUser Fees, Electric VehiclesMarch 22
300-782New ConstructionWarranties, Strata Council; ResponsibilitiesMarch 29
300-783Disclosure of lawsuitsLawsuitsApril 5
300-784Pre‐Sales AgreementsBuying & SellingApril 12
300-785Notice to the Strata CorporationNoticeApril 19
300-786Energy UpgradesUtilities, Energy UpgradesApril 26
300-787Interior climate controlsAir Conditioners, Energy UpgradesMay 2
300-788Common or limited property: What’s the difference?Common Property, Limited Common Property, Electric VehiclesMay 9
300-789Contingency Fund InterestContingency Reserve FundsMay 6
300-790Doors and window bylawsWindows, Repair & Maintenance; Repair of Common PropertyMay 24
300-791User FeesUser Fees; KeysMay 31
300-792Rental InventoryRentals and rental bylawsJune 7
300-793What are holdbacks?ContractsJune 14
300-794Insurance DeductiblesInsuranceJune 21
300-795Alterations and Common PropertyAlterationsJune 28
300-796Who pays for the pests?Pest ControlJune 5
300-797Wind up/ Selling your strataWinding Up a Strata CorporationJuly 12
300-798What is interest upon destruction?Winding Up a Strata CorporationJuly 19
300-799How do we fix a parking disaster?ParkingJuly 26
300-800What is a hearing?HearingsAug 2
300-801What’s in the name?AGM/SGM, ProceduresAug 9
300-802Contracting management servicesManagement; contractsAug 16
300-803Who decides if a proxy is valid or not?ProxiesAug 23
300-804Sections, types, air space parcelsAir Space Parcel Agreements, Sections, TypesAug 30
300-805Who manages alterations to common property?Alterations to Common PropertySept 6
300-806Accuracy of an owner’s list & recordsRecord keepingSept 13
300-807Militant council presidentAnnual General Meeting/ Special General MeetingSept 20
300-808Is Facebook a good idea for strata corporations?Social mediaSept 27
300-809Who has my keys?KeysOct 4
300-810Wind up proceduresWinding Up a Strata CorporationOct 11
300-811What is a significant change?AlterationsOct 18
300-812MarijuanaMarijuanaOct 25
300-813Maintenance of Common PropertyRepair & MaintenanceNov 1
300-814Can we hold a meeting by proxy?Proxies, Annual General Meeting/Special General MeetingNov 8
300-815Snow & Ice RemovalSnow removalNov 15
300-816Tenant on CouncilStrata CouncilNov 22
300-817Who is responsible for decks?Decks & BalconiesNov 29
300-818Who can be on council?Strata CouncilDec 6
300-819Drainage lines in a buildingRepair & Maintenance: DrainageDec 13
300-820The trouble with Christmas treesHoliday TipsDec 18

 

2017 Condo Smarts (300-718 to 300-769)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-718When is enough, enough?Noise & RentalsJan 5
300-719Strata fee diversion bylaws deemed unenforceableCollectionsJan 12
300-720Buyer’s crisisBuyingJan 19
300-721Budget crisisBudgetingJan 26
300-722Voting Battles & CalculationsVotingFeb 2
300-723Commissioning a building systemAir Space Parcel Agreements & New DevelopmentsFeb 9
300-724Winding Up / Selling your strata corporationWinding up a strata corporationFeb 16
300-725AirBnB: Who pays the cost?AirBnB, Short-term rentalsFeb 23
300-726Managing AlterationsAlterationsMarch 2
300-727Budget Wars: What is the limit on amendments?BudgetsMarch 9
300-728Before alterations go off the railsAlterations to a strata lotMarch 16
300-729Proxy SabotageProxies, VotingMarch 23
300-730How do we get the best price for our strata?Winding Up a strata corporationMarch 30
300-731Surveillance CamerasSurveillanceApril 6
300-732Modifying my townhouse for accessAlterationsApril 13
300-733Winding up a StrataWinding up a StrataApril 20
300-734Who pays for unapproved alterations?AlterationsApril 20
300-735How council makes decisions?Strata Council; Council DecisionsApril 27
300-736When is it time to stop imposing fines and seek an order?Bylaws, finesMay 4
300-737Who pays for the health club?LCP, ExpensesMay 11
300-738Sewer back up in my condo. Who pays?InsuranceMay 18
300-739No compliant bylawsBylawsMay 25
300-740Conditional Bylaws: Are they enforceable?BylawsJune 1
300-741Alteration agreements: Are they binding?AlterationsJune 8
300-742Alteration agreements: Do complaints have to be in writing?Bylaw complaintsJune 15
300-743Billing SurchargesManagement, CollectionsJune 22
300-744Land Title filing errorsBylaws, filing, Land Titles office June 29
300-745Who provides the documents?Bylaws, Record KeepingJuly 6
300-746Consolidated BylawsBylawsJuly 13
300-747Rental Cancellation: Much ado about nothing?Rentals and Rental BylawsJuly 20
300-748When disaster strikes, who keeps paying the bills?Disaster Planning, Strata FeesJuly 27
300-749Conflict of InterestStrata Council; Conflict of InterestAug 3
300-750Can a strata borrow money?Finances; borrowing moneyAug 10
300-751Filing tax returns and are strata corporations taxable corporations?Taxes & TaxationAug 17
300-752What happens when we run out of money?Depreciation Reports, VotingAug 24
300-753Bugs, Beasts n’ BirdPest ControlAug 31
300-754Outdoor gas appliancesBalconies & Decks; BarbequesSept 7
300-755Are rental bylaws good for a strata?Rentals & Rental BylawsSept 14
300-756Who is responsible for repairs when the strata has to damage my unit to fix common property?Repair & MaintenanceSept 21
300-757Who pays for the pool?Limited Common PropertySept 28
300-758Owners in limbo after proxies used in levy voteVoting, ProxiesOct 5
300-759Who pays the insurance deductible?InsuranceOct 12
300-760Fraudulent ProxiesProxiesOct 19
300-761Authority to ContractStrata ManagementOct 26
300-762Holidays can present potential conflicts for stratasHoliday TipsNov 2
300-763Rules vs Bylaws: When can a strata corporation limit the number of dogs I have?Rules vs BylawsNov 9
300-764Depreciation report accuracyDepreciation ReportsNov 16
300-765Subdivision or liquidationCommon Property, Winding UpNov 23
300-766Negotiating accessEasementsNov 30
300-767How much is too much?Strata FeesDec 7
300-768Negotiating as a strata corporationSpecial Levies, Repair & MaintenanceDec 14
300-769A buyer’s challengesBuying & SellingDec 21

 

2016 Condo Smarts (300-667 to 300-717)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-667Start the year off well organizedStrata CouncilJan 7
300-668Council email decisionsStrata CouncilJan 14
300-669How do we get our strata to plan?Depreciation ReportsJan 21
300-670How do my rental exemptions change?Rentals and rental bylawsJan 28
300-671Limitation PeriodsCollections, Limitation ActFeb 4
300-672Automatic Strata fee banking (Read the contract before you sign it)Strata FeesFeb 11
300-673When is the right time for a strata to consider liquidation? Part 1Buying & Selling; LiquidationFeb 18
300-674Liquidating a strata – Part 2Buying & Selling; LiquidationFeb 25
300-675How much do I get? Strata LiquidationBuying & Selling; LiquidationMarch 3
300-676Payout for special levy loansSpecial LeviesMarch 10
300‐677Undisclosed alterationsAlterationsMarch 17
300-678Bylaw violations: Hearings and responsesBylaws, HearingsMarch 24
300‐679Electric vehiclesElectric vehiclesMarch 31
300‐680Dissolving ContractsContractsApril 7
300‐681Alterations and Information ManagementForms, Alterations to a Strata LotApril 14
300‐682Are non‐smoking bylaws allowed?SmokingApril 21
300‐683Alteration agreements not disclosedAlterationsApril 28
300‐684Emergency preparedness week BCDisaster PlanningMay 5
300‐685Does a strata rental terminate when a unit sells?Rentals and Rental BylawsMay 12
300-686How Sellers Verify Money OwingBuying & SellingMay 19
300-687Undisclosed CommissionsStrata ManagementMay 26
300-688Conflict of InterestConflict of InterestJune 2
300-689Council ConfidentialStrata CouncilJune 9
300-690Taxable status of Strata Corporations in BCTaxes and TaxationJune 16
300-691Negotiating Management ContractsStrata ManagementJune 23
300-692Flag Week & Canada DayFlagsJune 30
300-693Bylaws Never FilesBylawsJuly 7
300-694How do we collect for repairs?Repair & MaintenanceJuly 14
300-695Enforcing bylawsCRT, Enforcing bylawsJuly 21
300-696Access to Strata Lots and the CensusAccessJuly 28
300-697Selling your Strata Lot & the Civil Resolution TribunalBuying & Selling, CRTAug 3
300-698Memorial Gardens on Common PropertyMemorial GardensAug 11
300-699The Dark Side of Family AccommodationSenior IssuesAug 18
300-700Collecting Strata Fees & Special LeviesCollectionsAug 25
300-701Financing InsuranceInsuranceSept 1
300-702Hiring a Strata Management CompanyHiring a Strata ManagerSept 7
300-703Registered Offenders in CondosSex OffendersSept 15
300-704Commissioning a new buildingFirst AGMSept 22
300-705Is an air space parcel agreement the same as a strata with sections?Air space parcel agreementsSept 29
300-706Are 3 quotes required by the Act for major projects?Repair & maintenance, QuotesOct 6
300-707Our rental rings have changedRentals & Rental BylawsOct 13
300-708Earthquake insuranceInsurance, Disaster planningOct 20
300-709The Form B Information Certificate has changed!Form B Information CertificateOct 27
300-710Where does the fine money go?Finances, Bylaws, FinesNov 3
300-711Unfair enforcement of bylawsBylaws, enforcementNov 10
300-712Council asks for funding before getting cost quotesDepreciation reports, VotingNov 17
300-713Who pays for strata lot damages?Repair & Maintenance; Repair of strata lotNov 24
300-714Civil Resolution Tribunal: The First DecisionCRTDec 1
300-715What is a conflict of interest?Conflict of interestDec 8
300-716How do we get owners to fix their units?Repair & Maintenance; Repair of strata lotDec 15
300-717What information is required in the minutes?MinutesDec 21

 

2015 Condo Smarts (300-615 to 300-666)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-615Rental bylaw court challenge section 141 (3)Rental BylawsJan 8, 2015
300-616Organic waste requirements introducedRecyclingJan 15, 2015
300-617Investing your fundsContingency Reserve Funds; InvestingJan 22, 2015
300-618Is council email confidential?Strata Council emailsJan 29, 2015
300-619Who chairs meetings?AGM/SGM; chair, Strata Council MeetingsFeb 5, 2015
300-620ErrorsManagementFeb 12, 2015
300-621The Best of Strata Living: CommunityStrata LivingFeb 19, 2015
300-622Cancelling SectionsSectionsFeb 26, 2015
300-623Challenging claims of CostsCollections; finesMarch 5, 2015
300-624Tribunal will address disputesCivil Resolution TribunalMarch 12, 2015
300-625Pet bylaws and service dogsPet BylawsMarch 19, 2015
300-626What is the right amount for strata fees?Strata FeesMarch 26, 2015
300-627How do meetings end?Annual General Meeting / BudgetsApril 2, 2015
300-628When does council need consent from owners to enter a strata lot?KeysApril 9, 2015
300-629Writing BylawsBylawsApril 16, 2015
300-630What is a rental inventory?Rentals and Rental BylawsApril 23, 2015
300-631Rental Disclosure: Read the document closely!Rentals and Rental BylawsApril 30, 2015
300-632Civil Resolution TribunalCivil Resolution TribunalMay 7, 2015
300-633Stratas must respect rightsStrata FeesMay 14, 2015
300-634Depreciation Report ConsultantsDepreciation ReportsMay 21, 2015
300-635Voting BasicsVotingMay 28, 2015
300-636What are types bylaws?TypesJune 4, 2015
300-637Hiring ConsultantsConsultantsJune 11, 2015
300-638Rogue CouncilsStrata CouncilJune 18, 2015
300-639How do we know if a bylaw is enforceable?BylawsJune 25, 2015
300-640Who controls common property?Alterations to Common PropertyJuly 2, 2015
300-641Email RecordsRecord Keeping, Strata Council EmailsJuly 9, 2015
300-642Why buyers should always request a Form BBuying & Selling, FormsJuly 16, 2015
300-643Phased DevelopmentsPhased StratasJuly 23, 2015
300-644Strata Governance: Council Authority to make decisionsStrata Council; AuthorityJuly 30, 2015
300-645Bylaws and commercial strata lotsBylaws, Commercial StratasAugust 6, 2015
300-646Purchasing documentsBuying & SellingAugust 13, 2015
300-647Reconsidering a voteVotingAugust 20, 2015
300-648What if no one will be on council?Strata CouncilAugust 27, 2015
300-649Utility use feesUtilities, User FeesSept 3, 2015
300-650Common Property Alterations: No means noAlterations to Common PropertySept 10, 2015
300-651Unauthorized ExpensesSpending Authority, Depreciation ReportsSept 17, 2015
300-652Does a strata have to get 3 quotes for a contract?ContractsSept 24, 2015
300-653Bylaw differences in Mixed Use BuildingsBylaws; Mixed Use BuildingsOct 1, 2015
300-654Building CommunityStrata LivingOct 8, 2015
300-655No Construction ApprovalRepairs & Maintenance, Court ActionsOct 15, 2015
300-656Protecting Voting RightsVotingOct 22, 2015
300-657Denying access to the buildingBylaws; Denying AccessOct 29, 2015
300-658Form FForm FNov 5, 2015
300-659Bylaws and the Civil Resolution TribunalBylaws, Civil Resolution TribunalNov 12, 2015
300-660Serving Proper NoticeNoticeNov 19, 2015
300-661Selling our strataBuying & SellingNov 26, 2015
300-662Proxy battlesProxiesDec 3, 2015
300-663Act Now, Before a Theft OccursMailboxesDec 10, 2015
300-664Definitions of a meetingAnnual General Meeting/ Special General MeetingDec 17, 2015
300-665Managing common propertyCommon PropertyDec 23, 2015
300-666Access to reportsBuying & Selling, Access to RecordsDec 30, 2015
2014 Condo Smarts (300-565 to 300-614)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-565New Year’s Changes to Strata LawsForm B Information CertificateJan 12, 2014
300-566What is a Bare Land Strata?Bare-land StrataJan 19, 2014
300-567Bare Land Common ExpensesBare-land StrataJan 26, 2014
300-568Can we consolidate 2 strata lots?Buying & Selling, Alterations to a Strata LotJan 30, 2014
300-569Administering Rental BylawsRentals & Rental BylawsFeb 5, 2014
300-570Who Makes the Decisions?Expenses, Strata Council; responsibilitiesFeb 12, 2014
300-571Problem PetsPetsFeb 19, 2014
300-572Townhouse ConfusionPipesFeb 26, 2014
300-573What is the role of strata council?Strata Council ResponsibilitiesMar 6, 2014
300-574Electronic Attendance at General MeetingsAnnual General MeetingsMar 13, 2014
300-575Is a building in tarps a bad thing?Buying & Selling, RepairMar 20, 2014
300-576New changes to the Strata Property ActVoting; thresholds, Repair & MaintenanceMar 27, 2014
300-577Essential DocumentsCommercial Stratas, Parking, Air Space Parcels AgreementsApr 3, 2014
300-578How are expenses allocated?Unit entitlement, Types, SectionsApr 10, 2014
300-579Depreciation Report Drafts & New LegislationDepreciation ReportsApr 17, 2014
300-580Community Mail BoxesMailboxes, Repair of Common PropertyApr 24, 2014
300-581Strata Investments for Reserve FundsContingency Reserve Funds; InvestingMay 1, 2014
300-582Giving a lift to strata elevator safetyElevatorsMay 8, 2014
300-583Vacation Rental by OwnerRentals and Rental BylawsMay 15, 2014
300-584Can we Change our Budget During the Year?BudgetsMay 22, 2014
300-585New Contingency Regulations for Majority VoteContingency Reserve Funds, VotingMay 29, 2014
300-586What is a voting card?VotingJune 5, 2014
300-587Managing a buyer’s risksBuying & Selling, Depreciation ReportsJune 12, 2014
300-588Smoke Free HousingSmokingJune 19, 2014
300-589Garage SalesEvents, ParkingJune 26, 2014
300-590Counting Ballots/Secret BallotsVotingJuly 3, 2014
300-591Liquidating our building?Buying & Selling; SellingJuly 10, 2014
300-592Voting thresholds: Who decides?Voting ThresholdsJuly 17, 2014
300-593Small trees become big treesAlterations to common property; LandscapingJuly 24, 2014
300-594Who is responsible to maintain and repair the balconies?Repair and Maintenance; Balconies & DecksJuly 31, 2014
300-595What should we be asking before we buy?Buying & SellingAug 7, 2014
300-596Home Owner InsuranceInsuranceAug 14, 2014
300-597Who is responsible for Sewer Pipes?Pipes, Repair & MaintenanceAug 21, 2014
300-598Smart Meter UpgradesUtilities, Alterations to Common PropertyAug 28, 2014
300-599What is a conflict of interest?Strata Council; Conflict of InterestSept 4, 2014
300-600Insurance ComplicationsInsuranceSept 11, 2014
300-601The wasteful cost of failuresRepair & Maintenance; Balconies & DecksSept 18, 2014
300-602Do the owners have a sayPetition for an SGMSept 25, 2014
300-603Bulk Cable ServicesContractsOct 2, 2014
300-604Voting eligibility depends on bylaws set up by strataVotingOct 9, 2014
300-605Rental ScreeningRentalsOct 16, 2014
300-606How do I get my windows replaced?WindowsOct 23, 2014
300-607Email ProblemsStrata Council; EmailsOct 30, 2014
300-608Depreciation Report UpdatesDepreciation ReportsNov 6, 2014
300-609Insurance ComplicationsInsuranceNov 13, 2014
300-610Management Confidentiality AgreementsManagement ContractsNov 20, 2014
300-611Lock Box WarsLock boxesNov 27, 2014
300-612What to do when council resignsStrata CouncilDec 4, 2014
300-613What’s going on with sections?SectionsDec 11, 2014
300-614The year in review – CommunicationDepreciation Reports, Special LeviesDec 18, 2014
2013 Condo Smarts (300-514 to 300-564)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-515Disaster PlanningDisaster PlanningJan 6, 2013
300-516What restricts the sale of a strata lot?Buying & SellingJan 13, 2013
300-517Collecting strata finesCollections; FinesJan 20, 2013
300-518Can we lose our parking allocations?ParkingJan 27, 2013
300-519Landlord InsuranceInsuranceFeb 3, 2013
300-520Surplus Funds CrisisBudgetsFeb 10, 2013
300-521Changes in a Strata PlanStrata Plan, Unit EntitlementFeb 17, 2013
300-522Engineering Reports: Who has access?Access; to InformationFeb 24, 2013
300-523Paying CouncilStrata CouncilMar 3, 2013
300-524Parking Space AllocationsParkingMar 10, 2013
300-525Absentee VotingProxies, Voting; ProxiesMar 17, 2013
300-526Budget AllocationsBudgetsMar 24, 2013
300-527Home Buying Without Conflicts?Buying & SellingMar 31, 2013
300-528User-Fee FightUser FeesApr 7, 2013
300-529Parking Spaces – What are we really buying?ParkingApr 14, 2013
300-530Limited Common PropertyLimited Common PropertyApr 21, 2013
300-531Election Signs & CampaigningElectionsApr 28, 2013
300-532Leasing out Strata PropertyAlterations to common propertyMay 5, 2013
300-533We have our depreciation report what do we do with it now?Depreciation ReportsMay 12, 2013
300-534Tax Returns & US CitizensTaxes & TaxationMay 19, 2013
300-535Sewer Back UpInsuranceMay 26, 2013
300-536Buying a New CondoBuying & SellingJun 2, 2013
300-537Bylaws for mixed use developmentsBylaws; mixed use buildingsJun 9, 2013
300-538What are the options of voting at a General Meeting?VotingJun 16, 2013
300-539Personal Insurance PoliciesInsuranceJun 23, 2013
300-540Barbeques, Flags, Butterflies & BasketsStrata Living, Alterations to Common PropertyJun 30, 2013
300-541Strata Management AgreementsManagement ContractsJul 6, 2013
300-542Alterations to Property: Who is Responsible?AlterationsJul 13, 2013
300-543Rising Insurance Impact & Disaster PlanningInsuranceJul 20, 2013
300-544Balcony BarbequesBalconies & Decks; BarbequesJul 27, 2013
300-545Home Based BusinessBusinessesAug 4, 2013
300-546Uninsured damages, who’s responsible?InsuranceAug 11, 2013
300-547The Impact of Depreciation Reports on SalesDepreciation ReportsAug 18, 2013
300-548Rats!Pest ControlAug 25, 2013
300-549When to renew or not?Repair & Maintenance; Fireplaces, BylawsSep 1, 2013
300-550Who runs the council?Strata Council; AuthoritySep 8, 2013
300-551Depreciation Report MythsDepreciation ReportsSep 15, 2013
300-552Air Space Parcel AgreementsAir Space Parcel AgreementsSep 22, 2013
300-553Rising Insurance CostsInsuranceSep 29, 2013
300-554A Seller’s RisksBuying & SellingOct 5, 2013
300-555Who is responsible for structural repairs?Repair & MaintenanceOct 13, 2013
300-556Electric Vehicle Charging StationsElectric VehiclesOct 20, 2013
300-557What is a majority vote?VotingOct 27, 2013
300-558Bare Land Strata InsuranceBare-Land Strata, InsuranceNov 3, 2013
300-559Can we rely on depreciation reports?Depreciation ReportsNov 10, 2013
300-560Townhouse ConfusionRepair & Maintenance; pipingNov 17, 2013
300-561Surplus or Deficit, do we really know?Finances, AuditsNov 23, 2013
300-562Changes come into effectCollections; LiensDec 1, 2013
300-563Condominium Service AgreementsContractsDec 8, 2013
300-564A Volunteer CrisisStrata Council; difficulty electingDec 15, 2013

 

2012 Condo Smarts (300-464 to 300-513)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-464Form B Information ChangesForm BJan 8, 2012
300-465Non Smoking BuildingsSmokingJan 15, 2012
300-466New Regulations that affect your Annual BudgetDepreciation Reports; Contingency Reserve FundsJan 22, 2012
300-467What if we just say NO to depreciation reports?Depreciation ReportsJan 29, 2012
300-468Townhouse GaragesGaragesFeb 5, 2012
300-469Depreciation Planning & MoneyDepreciation ReportsFeb 12, 2012
300-470Depreciation Impact on Bare Land Strata CorporationsDepreciation Reports, Bare Land StatasFeb 19, 2012
300-471Managing our Reserve InvestmentsDepreciation ReportsFeb 26, 2012
300-472Decision making of the stata councilStrata Council; AuthorityMar 4, 2012
300-473Decisions on investing our funds?Strata Council; AuthorityMar 11, 2012
300-474Depreciation Reports and the Annual BudgetDepreciation Reports; BudgetsMar 18, 2012
300-475What is the cost of an Exemption from Depreciation Reports?Depreciation ReportsMar 25, 2012
300-476Pay me now, or much more laterDepreciation Reports; BudgetsApr 1, 2012
300-477Owners’ rights for insurance coverageÌnsuranceApr 8, 2012
300-478The Horrible Truth of Special LeviesSpecial LeviesApr 15, 2012
300-479Insurance Claims and Project FeesInsuranceApr 22, 2012
300-480Strata Owners Vote Themselves into DifficultyVoting, Depreciation ReportsApr 29, 2012
300-481Managing Your FundsReserve PlansMay 06, 2012
300-482Civil Resolution Tribunal ActCivil Resolution Tribunal Act, LawsuitsMay 13, 2012
300-483Importance of Registered DocumentsRecord Keeping, Parking, Limited Common PropertyMay 20, 2012
300-484Deal with Smoking Before it Becomes a NuisanceSmokingMay 27, 2012
300-485Alteration Agreements & Depreciation ReportsAlterations, Depreciation ReportsJun 3, 2012
300-486Strata Lot KeysKeys, SecurityJun 10, 2012
300-487How much does a Depreciation Report Cost?Depreciation ReportsJun 17, 2012
300-488Who is the warranty provider?WarrantiesJun 24, 2012
300-489Grow OpsGrow-OpsJul 1, 2012
300-490Hanging your dirty laundryBalconies & Decks, Alterations to Common PropertyJul 8, 2012
300-491Proxy AbusersProxiesJul 15, 2012
300-492When council don’t enforce bylaws against councilStrata Council; responsibilities, Bylaws; enforcementJul 22, 2012
300-493Barbeque and Smoke InvasionBalcony & Decks; Barbeques, BylawsJul 29, 2012
300-494Rental DisclosureRentals and rental bylawsAug 5, 2012
300-495The First AGM of the Strata CorporationAnnual General Meeting; First AGMAug 12, 2012
300-496Limited Access AlterationsAlterationAug 19, 2012
300-497What Constitutes a Significant Change?AlterationAug 26, 2012
300-498What Constitutes an emergency?Spending Authority, Repair & Maintenance; EmergenciesSep 2, 2012
300-499What Does a Depreciation Report Really Cost?Depreciation ReportsSep 9, 2012
300-500What Does Risk Tolerance Mean?Depreciation ReportsSep 16, 2012
300-501500 ColumnsGeneral InformationSep 23, 2012
300-502Proxies for SectionsSections, ProxiesSep 30, 2012
300-503Who Makes Insurance Decisions?InsuranceOct 7, 2012
300-504Selling Your Strata LotBuying & SellingOct 14, 2012
300-505What does the privacy officer do?PrivacyOct 21, 2012
300-506Corporate Suites: Do rentals Apply?Rentals and Rental BylawsOct 28, 2012
300-507Rules Apply to Common Property, not Strata LotsRulesNov 4, 2012
300-508What’s in a Name? Problems with ProxiesProxiesNov 11, 2012
300-509Replacing the PipingRepair & Maintenance; PipingNov 18, 2012
300-510Borrowing MoneyFinances; Borrowing MoneyNov 25, 2012
300-511Bylaw Amendments for Mixed Use BuildingsBylaws; Commercial StratasDec 2, 2012
300-512Service Lines and StrataRepair & Maintenance; Repair of Common PropertyDec 9, 2012
300-513Electric VehiclesElectric Vehicles;, ParkingDec 16, 2012
300-514Special Needs AlterationsAlterationsDec 19, 2012

 

2011 Condo Smarts (300-413 to 300-463)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-413Who owns treesLandscapingJan 2, 2011
300-414Who is responsible for past alterationsAlterationsJan 9, 2011
300-415Trust AuditsAuditsJan 16, 2011
300-416The Changing Industry of Property ValuesRepair & MaintenanceJan 23, 2011
300-417Undisclosed Insurance FeesInsuranceJan 30, 2011
300-418To file a claim or not?InsuranceFeb 6, 2011
300-419Building SchemesBuilding SchemesFeb 13, 2011
300-420Who Owns the Parking?Parking; PresalesFeb 20, 2011
300-421Council Members’ LiabilityStrata CouncilFeb 27, 2011
300-422Parking AssignmentsParkingMar 6, 2011
300-423Regulating AgenciesContractsMar 13, 2011
300-424When a council member violates bylawsStrata CouncilMar 20, 2011
300-425Fiscal Year End of a Strata CorporationPhased StratasMar 27, 2011
300-426AGM by proxy: is it allowed?AGM; how to prepareApr 3, 2011
300-427Election SignageElectionsApr 10, 2011
300-428“Buying a condo” What’s the impact of high insurance risks?InsuranceApr 17, 2011
300-429Counting RentalsRentals & Rental BylawsApr 24, 2011
300-430Bare Land Strata BylawsBare Land StratasMay 1, 2011
300-431Who is really supposed to maintain exterior doors and windows?Repair & MaintenanceMay 8, 2011
300-432ParkingParking RevenuesMay 15, 2011
300-433CensusAccess to InformationMay 22, 2011
300-434Common Water ExpensesUnit EntitlementMay 29, 2011
300-435Changing Utility UseUnit EntitlementJun 5, 2011
300-436Sending Notice During a Mail StrikeAGM/SGM – NoticeJun 12, 2011
300-437How high should our strata fees be?Strata FeesJun 19, 2011
300-438Buying a home – What’s the deal with parking?ParkingJun 26, 2011
300-439Approving an Increase in Contract ServicesContractsJun 27, 2011
300-440Borrowing Money for Major ProjectsFinances: Borrowing MoneyJul 10, 2011
300-441Major Repair ConflictsRepair & MaintenanceJul 17, 2011
300-442What resolutions say in minutesMinutesJul 24, 2011
300-443Voting by Email and Voting ProceduresVotingAug 1, 2011
300-444SectionsSectionsAug 7, 2011
300-445Allocating Expenses by SectionSectionsAug 14, 2011
300-446Resolving Disputes between SectionsSectionsAug 21, 2011
300-447Who has the Authority to Represent the StrataSectionsAug 28, 2011
300-448Rigging the VotesVotingSep 4, 2011
300-449To Destroy or Not to DestroyVotingSep 12, 2011
300-450Insurance Cost LossesInsuranceSep 18, 2011
300-451FraudFraudSep 25, 2011
300-452An Alternative System to Resolve Strata DisputesDisputesOct 2, 2011
300-453A History of Property ChangesAlterationsOct 9, 2011
300-454Is Your Strata Emailing Secrets?Strata Council, Emails & Electronic CommunicationOct 16, 2011
300-455Depreciation Report or Reserve Fund Study?Depreciation ReportsOct 23, 2011
300-456How is the Insurance deductible decided?InsuranceOct 30, 2011
300-457Voting RightsVotingNov 6, 2011
300-458What defines our building type?Strata Living; Bare-land StratasNov 13, 2011
300-459Form K & Rental BylawsRentals and Rental Bylaws; Forms, Form K Notice of Tenant’s ResponsibilitiesNov 20, 2011
300-460Official Mailing Contact AddressManagement; Land TitlesNov 27, 2011
300-461Unravelling the Mystery of Co InsuranceInsuranceDec 4, 2011
300-462Christmas Tree RulesChristmas TreesDec 11, 2011
300-463What’s the news on the new regulations for Depreciation Reports and Form B’s?Depreciation Reports; Form BDec 18, 2011

 

2010 Condo Smarts (300-362 to 300-412)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-362Emailing NoticeNoticeJan 10, 2010
300-363Petitions & DeficitsPetitionsJan 17, 2010
300-364Barbeques & CondosRepair & MaintenanceJan 24, 2010
300-365Model CommunitiesConsultantsJan 31, 2010
300-366Tax Returns & HRTC for a StrataTaxes & TaxationFeb 7, 2010
300-367Conflict of InterestConflict of InterestFeb 14, 2010
300-368Vacation Properties & Foreign InvestmentBuyingFeb 21, 2010
300-369Buying a Rental InvestmentBuyingFeb 25, 2010
300-370Hardwood FlooringFlooringMar 7, 2010
300-371PST Rebate Program Program EndingTaxes & TaxationMar 14, 2010
300-372Collection AgenciesCollectionsMar 21, 2010
300-373Selling your homeRefundsMar 28, 2010
300-374Hearing & Bill 8 AmendmentsStrata Council HearingsApr 4, 2010
300-375Depreciation ReportsReserve PlansApr 11, 2010
300-376Presales AgreementsPresalesApr 18, 2010
300-377Rental BylawsRental BylawsApr 25, 2010
300-378Strata Funds InsuranceInsuranceMay 2, 2010
300-379Online Records & InformationRecordsMay 9, 2010
300-380Insurance Coverage on UpgradesInsuranceMay 16, 2010
300-381Phased Strata PlansPhased StratasMay 23, 2010
300-382Phased Strata Plans Part 2Phased StratasMay 30, 2010
300-383Minutes of MeetingsMinutesJun 6, 2010
300-384Employees or Contractors?HiringJun 13, 2010
300-385Removing Objects From PropertyBylawsJun 20, 2010
300-386Smoke Alarm Regulations May 1Repair and Maintenance: Fire SafetyJun 27, 2010
300-387How to Define Nuisance in a StrataSmoking; NoiseJul 4, 2010
300-388Changes to the Act & BylawsStrata Property ActJul 11, 2010
300-389Tax Free Status of CondominiumsTaxes and TaxationJul 18, 2010
300-390Strata Management FeesStrata FeesJul 25, 2010
300-391Exercising your democratic rightsStrata CouncilAug 1, 2010
300-392Who Is Living in our StrataGrow OpsAug 8, 2010
300-393Borrowing MoneyFinancesAug 15, 2010
300-394Air Conditioners and VentilationVentilationAug 22, 2010
300-395How is common property allocated?Common Property_ParkingAug 29, 2010
300-396Playground Safety in a Strata ComplexSpending AuthoritySep 5, 2010
300-397Form B Rentals: What is the real number?FormsSep 12, 2010
300-398Conditional demands from Potential BuyersBuyingSep 19, 2010
300-399Complicated CollectionsCollectionsSep 26, 2010
300-400Condo Smarts: 8 Years and 400 ColumnsGeneral InformationOct 3, 2010
300-401Commercial Strata DevelopmentsCommercial StratasOct 10, 2010
300-402Insurance ProceedsInsuranceOct 17, 2010
300-403Commercial Strata Lot BylawsBylawsOct 24, 2010
300-404Rentals – It’s all in the DateRentals & Rental BylawsOct 31, 2010
300-405Small Strata Corporations – How to Stay Out of TroubleStrata CouncilNov 7, 2010
300-406Agency AgreementsManagement AgreementsNov 14, 2010
300-407Insurance DeductiblesInsuranceNov 21, 2010
300-408Voting ProceduresVotingNov 28, 2010
300-409Hardship Exemptions from BylawsHardshipDec 5, 2010
300-410Negotiating Management FeesManagement AgreementsDec 12, 2010
300-411Who has access to informationAccessDec 19, 2010
300-412O Christmas treeChristmas TreesDec 26, 2010
2009 Condo Smarts (300-311 to 300-361)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-311Who shovels the snowSnow removalJan 4, 2009
300-312Power of attorneyVotingJan 11, 2009
300-313Pre-sales cancellationsBuyingJan 18, 2009
300-314What to do when we are sued?LawsuitsJan 25, 2009
300-315Line of creditOperating FundFeb 1, 2009
300-316Renting during the OlympicsRental & rental bylawsFeb 8, 2009
300-317Back ChargingBylaw EnforcementFeb 15, 2009
300-318Home Renovation Tax CreditTaxes & TaxationFeb 22, 2009
300-319Home Owner Deductable CoverageInsuranceMar 1, 2009
300-320Management AgreementsManagementMar 8, 2009
300-321How Safe is Your Money?FinancesMar 15, 2009
300-322What is structural change to a strata lot?AlterationsMar 22, 2009
300-323Elections May 12, 2009ElectionsMar 29, 2009
300-324Privacy LawsPrivacyApr 5, 2009
300-325What’s on Condo TV?PrivacyApr 12, 2009
300-326Damage inside a suite can fall under “common assets”InsuranceApr 19, 2009
300-327Election TimeElectionsApr 26, 2009
300-328HardshipRentals and rental bylawsMay 3, 2009
300-329After a Meth Lab or Grow OpGrow OpsMay 10, 2009
300-330Before you buy a condoBuyingMay 17, 2009
300-331Budget AllocationsContractsMay 24, 2009
300-332Types of Strata LotsTypesMay 31, 2009
300-333Portable hot tubsHot TubsJun 7, 2009
300-334Financial crisis for ownersOrder for saleJun 14, 2009
300-335Duplex InsuranceInsuranceJun 21, 2009
300-336Alteration AgreementAlterationJun 28, 2009
300-337Presales NightmaresPresalesJul 5, 2009
300-338The waste of deferred maintenanceRepair & MaintenanceJul 12, 2009
300-339Strata Agency AgreementsContractsJul 19, 2009
300-340Adjourning General MeetingsAnnual General MeetingJul 26, 2009
300-341Insurance LiabilityInsuranceAug 2, 2009
300-342Privacy Rights and ReasonsPrivacyAug 9, 2009
300-343Troublesome OwnersStrata CouncilAug 16, 2009
300-344ForeclosuresCollectionsAug 23, 2009
300-345HSTTaxes and TaxationAug 30, 2009
300-346Construction InsuranceInsuranceSep 6, 2009
300-347What does my new warranty cover?Warranty ClaimsSep 13, 2009
300-348Proxy pullingProxiesSep 20, 2009
300-349Collecting FundsCollectionsSep 27, 2009
300-350Changes to the Strata Property ActStrata Property ActOct 4, 2009
300-351Who pays the damageRepair & MaintenanceOct 11, 2009
300-352Snow RemovalSnow RemovalOct 18, 2009
300-353To rent or not to rentRentalsOct 25, 2009
300-354Selling your condo. Watch for costsBuying/Rush feesNov 1, 2009
300-355Townhouse MaintenanceRepair & MaintenanceNov 8, 2009
300-356HST and HRTCTaxes & TaxationNov 15, 2009
300-357Homeowner Insurance LossesInsuranceNov 22, 2009
300-358Gas Furnace Regulation ChangesRepair & MaintenanceNov 29, 2009
300-359Getting your owners involvedQuorumDec 6, 2009
300-360Contract LuresContractsDec 13, 2009
300-361Rental Disclosure & Strata Property Act AmendmentsRentals & Rental BylawsDec 20, 2009

 

2008 Condo Smarts (300-259 to 300-310)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-259Don’t skimp on fixing problemsGeneral InformationJan 06, 2008
300-260Catch shenanigans early onFraudJan 13, 2008
300-261Renter ruins suites: Who pays?InsuranceJan 20, 2008
300-262Take control of strataInsuranceJan 27, 2008
300-263Don’t dally over liabilitiesInsuranceFeb 03, 2008
300-264Council needs liability insuranceInsuranceFeb 10, 2008
300-265Study your strata insuranceInsuranceFeb 17, 2008
300-266Decked by repair costsBalconies & DecksFeb 24, 2008
300-267Council meetingsStrata CouncilMar 02, 2008
300-268Presales & Sales agreementsBuyingMar 09, 2008
300-269Smoking in buildingsSmokingMar 16, 2008
300-270Dryer vents in high-rise constructionRepair & MaintenanceMar 23, 2008
300-271AsbestosRepair & MaintenanceMar 30, 2008
300-272The Scoop on SectionsSectionsApr 06, 2008
300-273What to Know about ConversionsBuyingApr 13, 2008
300-274Disbursements: Don’t Get BurnedFinancesApr 20, 2008
300-275ProxiesProxiesApr 27, 2008
300-276Contingency Reserve FundsReserve plansMay 04, 2008
300-277Buying a Bare Land StrataBuyingMay 11, 2008
300-278Investor and Rental PoolsBuyingMay 18, 2008
300-279Insurance Deductible LevyInsuranceMay 25, 2008
300-280GrandfatheringBylawsJun 01, 2008
300-281Doors & Windows (Who Pays)WindowsJun 08, 2008
300-282Making Sure Unit Entitlement is CorrectUnit Entitlement/Common ExpensesJun 15, 2008
300-283Annual Budget ShortfallsBudgetsJun 22, 2008
300-284Strata Council BluesStrata CouncilJun 27, 2008
300-285Maintenance or CrisisRepair & MaintenanceJul 06, 2008
300-286Insurance Replacement ValueInsuranceJul 13, 2008
300-287Utility ChargesTaxes & taxationJul 20, 2008
300-288Written documents a mustContractsJul 27, 2008
300-289BC Human Rights CodeHuman RightsAug 03, 2008
300-290You’ve got mail…where do we send it?Record KeepingAug 10, 2008
300-291The first year of a strataRecord KeepingAug 17, 2008
300-292Environmental restorationOrder for repair by authorityAug 24, 2008
300-293When disaster strikesInsuranceAug 31, 2008
300-294Illegal suitesRental BylawsSep 07, 2008
300-295Handicapped parking headachesParkingSep 14, 2008
300-296User feesUser feesSep 21, 2008
300-297First Nation leasehold condosCorporationsSep 28, 2008
300-298Selling common assets of the strata corporationCommon propertyOct 05, 2008
300-299Election signsElectionOct 12, 2008
300-300Buyer’s documentsBuyingOct 19, 2008
300-301Orders for saleCollectionsOct 26, 2008
300-302Financial disastersContingency Reserve FundsNov 2, 2008
300-303Townhouse plumbingRepair & MaintenanceNov 9, 2008
300-304Rush fee for sales certificatesBuyingNov 16, 2008
300-305Only one council member left standingStrata councilNov 23, 2008
300-306Passing ¾ resolutionsVotingNov 30, 2008
300-307Electronic meetingsPrivacy legislationDec 7, 2008
300-308Real Christmas treesChristmas treesDec 14, 2008
300-309Open house bylawsOpen housesDec 21, 2008
300-310Construction liabilityInsuranceDec 28, 2008
2007 Condo Smarts (300-209 to 300-258)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-209Ignoring repairs blew up into one big messRepair & MaintenanceJan 07, 2007
300-210Don’t ever compromise safety by giving out keyKeysJan 14, 2007
300-211Ice dams pose serious problem for roofRepair & MaintenanceJan 21, 2007
300-212Owners must pay for repairsRepair & MaintenanceJan 28, 2007
300-213Always check buildings after heavy snowAccessFeb 04, 2007
300-214Don’t let bully destroy your communityBulliesFeb 11, 2007
300-215Dog doo on Deck a problem for allPetsFeb 18, 2007
300-216Strata treasurer has no right to keep financial information from ownersAccessFeb 25, 2007
300-217Don’t ignore routine maintenanceRepair & MaintenanceMar 04, 2007
300-218Danger of “warehousing” family burdensEvictionMar 11, 2007
300-219Strata officers not paying their feesStrata feesMar 18, 2007
300-220Help available for costs of repairing leaky condoLeaky CondosMar 25, 2007
300-221Phased developments will one day affect all ownersPhased strataApr 01, 2007
300-222Vigilance an absolute mustManagementApr 08, 2007
300-223Beware bare-land strata costsBare-land stratasApr 15, 2007
300-224Vote those tyrants outAnnual General MeetingApr 22, 2007
300-225New rules not enforceableRentals and rental bylawsApr 29, 2007
300-226Costly misunderstandingBuyingMay 06, 2007
300-227Vote to outlaw lock boxesLock BoxesMay 13, 2007
300-228You need a lawyerParkingMay 20, 2007
300-229Don’t do work without an OKAmalgamationMay 27, 2007
300-230Everyone pays for exterior fixUnit EntitlementJun 03, 2007
300-231Get the InformationFormsJun 10, 2007
300-232Strata can collect deductibleInsuranceJun 17, 2007
300-233Strata corp. can change extra rush feesFormsJun 24, 2007
300-234Flag DaysFlagsJul 01, 2007
300-2356-year-old invoice a scam?InvoicesJul 08, 2007
300-236You are not above bylawsMunicipal bylawsJul 15, 2007
300-237The ins and outs of legal proxiesProxiesJul 22, 2007
300-238She should move elsewhereAccessibilityJul 29, 2007
300-239Council barking up the wrong tree here; How can they order your dogs out when they own them as well?PetsAug 05, 2007
300-240Strata has the right to evict rentersEvictionAug 12, 2007
300-241Parking headachesParkingAug 19, 2007
300-242Porn InvasionProstitutionAug 26, 2007
300-243Lawyer may be all wet when it comes to maintaining that poolPoolsSep 02, 2007
300-244Grow-ops bane of ownersPotSep 09, 2007
300-245Strata corps need AGMsAnnual General MeetingsSep 16, 2007
300-246Annual suite inspections should forestall problemsBylawsSep 23, 2007
300-247Someone always must payUnit EntitlementSept 30, 2007
300-248Strata Council in conflict?SectionsOct 07, 2007
300-249Owners Face Flooding and RuinHot water tanksOct 14, 2007
300-250Deck unlikely to remainBuyingOct 21, 2007
300-251Bylaws often block rentalsRental and rental bylawsOct 28, 2007
300-252Door, window rules toughWindowsNov 04, 2007
300-253Pre-sale units a double-edged swordBuyingNov 11, 2007
300-254Drainage a strata problemRepair & MaintenanceNov 18, 2007
300-255Warranties can be tricky businessWarrantiesNov 25, 2007
300-256Home invasion one danger of handing over house keysKeysDec 02, 2007
300-257Smells, cold from failed hallway pressure systemRepair & MaintenanceDec 09, 2007
300-258Don’t stint on InsuranceInsuranceDec 16, 2007
2006 Condo Smarts (300-159 to 300-208)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-159Can a strata have its own line of credit or even credit cards?Spending AuthorityJan 08, 2006
300-160Better check your signage bylaw before imposing finesElectionsJan 15, 2006
300-161Termites have infested our buildingPest ControlJan 22, 2006
300-162Have condo-management rules changed?ManagementJan 29, 2006
300-163Look to municipality for helpGrow-opsFeb 05, 2006
300-164How do I survive council?Strata CouncilFeb 12, 2006
300-165Theft and misuse of funds can be avoidedFinancesFeb 19, 2006
300-166Do we have to pay?BuyingFeb 26, 2006
300-167Previous council spent our money on non-strata operationsOperating FundMar 05, 2006
300-168Manager says the Strata Property Act doesn’t apply – is that true?Commercial stratasMar 12, 2006
300-169Can our council do this?AlterationMar 19, 2006
300-170We have a sex offender in our buildingSex OffenderMar 26, 2006
300-171Pres hired her brotherConflict of InterestApr 02, 2006
300-172What to do with our dogsBuyingApr 09, 2006
300-173They’ve shut down the hot tub and poolAuthority of strata councilApr 16, 2006
300-174You’ll need a lawyerRefundsApr 23, 2006
300-175Do I have to evict my tenants?RentalsApr 30, 2006
300-176Strata can’t stop open houseOpen housesMay 07, 2006
300-177How did this happen?Unit EntitlementMay 14, 2006
300-178Strata Council in Legal dog fightLegal feesMay 21, 2006
300-179Five tips to know before buyingBuyingMay 28, 2006
300-180Combining two units into one can be doneAmalgamation of strata lotsJun 04, 2006
300-181In hot water over tanksHot water tanksJun 11, 2006
300-182Neighbours planting plans affect our viewLandscapingJun 18, 2006
300-183Buyers need a Form BBuyingJun 25, 2005
300-184Your strata needs only to reportTaxes and taxationJul 02, 2006
300-185There are rules for allocating surplus fundsRefundsJul 09, 2006
300-186Does strata use employees or contractorsHiringJul 16, 2006
300-187Previous tenants damageMay be covered Repair & MaintenanceJul 23, 2006
300-188Councils can ban on-site vehicle repairsVehicle repairsJul 30, 2006
300-189Financial irregularities too commonFinancialsAug 06, 2006
300-190Get everything in writingContractsAug 13, 2006
300-191Can the strata stop rentals?BuyingAug 20, 2006
300-192Bare-land strata laws are differentBare-land strataAug 27, 2006
300-193Shouldn’t our warranty pay for this?AlterationsSep 03, 2006
300-194Council voted but didn’t send us noticeStrata CouncilSep 10, 2006
300-195In-suite laundry needs building permits, permissionAlterationSep 17, 2006
300-196What to do when your strata is suedInsuranceSep 24, 2006
300-197Insurance best course for golf-ball problemInsuranceOct 01, 2006
300-198Is your home your castle?AlterationOct 08, 2006
300-199Family status trumps bylawRentals and rental bylawsOct 15, 2006
300-200Maintenance plan is criticalRepair & MaintenanceOct 22, 2006
300-201You’re right, they can’t do thisBylawOct 29, 2006
300-202Strata does windows: REMINDERWindowsNov 05, 2006
300-203You must make a planStrata FeesNov 12, 2006
300-204Holiday trees hit a snagChristmas treesNov 19, 2006
300-205Strata well within rights to limit rentalsRentals and rental bylawsNov 26, 2006
300-206This time council is wrongSnow removalDec 03, 2006
300-207No Form B means no sale for ownerFormsDec 10, 2006
300-208What do we do with these unwanted pets?Holiday TipsDec 17, 2006

 

2005 Condo Smarts (300-109 to 300-158)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-109Stratas’ seasonal pet peevePetsJan 09, 2005
300-110Strata act, plan lay out who’s responsibleRepair & MaintenanceJan 16, 2005
300-111Check out this list: Regular inspections can prevent damageRepair & MaintenanceJan 23, 2005
300-112Bylaws spell it outBylawsJan 30, 2005
300-113A notice avoids embarrassmentRepair & MaintenanceFeb 06, 2205300-114This dog’s luck ran outPetsFeb 13, 2005300-115Parking often a problem but it doesn’t have to beParkingFeb 20, 2005300-116Buyer BewareBuyingFeb 27, 2005300-117Home-based can mean harmonyBusinessesMar 06, 2005300-118Secret deals and secret meetings cause troubleProceduresMar 23, 2005300-119A need for full, current disclosureFormsMar 30, 2005300-120Rover did it, but you are responsiblePetsMar 27, 2005300-121Find out if the strata pays for maintenanceRepair & MaintenanceApr 03, 2005300-122The cat’s out of the bagPetsApr 10, 2005300-123The laws are clear if councils care to readProceduresApr 17, 2005300-124Election signs have their placeElectionsApr 24, 2005300-125Good deck senseRepair & MaintenanceMay 01, 2005300-126Records must be readily availableAccessMay 08, 2005300-127How to avoid courting disasterCourt actionsMay 15, 2005300-128Don’t cut down your treesLandscapingMay 22, 2005300-129Strata council needs to protect its volunteersVolunteersMay 29, 2005300-130Review rules and bylaws but don’t go crazyRulesJun 5, 2005300-131Waiting for repairs costs about $200KRepair & MaintenanceJun 12, 2005300-132Be sure to check all covenantsCovenantsJun 19, 2005300-133Ignore the bylaws, you’ll get burnedBylawsJun 26, 2005300-134Records of construction crucial to stratasRecord keepingJul 03, 2005300-135Allow access for inspections or pay the priceRepair & MaintenanceJul 10, 2005300-136Check before filing: MIX-UPSLand Titles OfficeJul 17, 2005300-137The bigger pictureRepair & MaintenanceJul 24, 2005300-138Stratas have power to make you payCollectionsJul 31, 2005300-139Parking ProblemsParkingAug 07, 2005300-140This strata caught hiding informationRecord keepingAug 14, 2005300-141Film shoots good idea – if rules are followedFilm shootsAug 21, 2005300-142Bylaws that workStrata CouncilAug 28, 2005300-143Keep eye on lawSpecial leviesSep 04, 2005300-144What if we don’t want cableContractsSep 11, 2005300-145Are we stuck with this?Repairs and contractsSep 18, 2005300-146Who’s responsible here?Water DamageSep 25, 2005300-147Enforce or change bylawsBylawsOct 02, 2005300-148We like the work council does except for one thingRentals and rental bylawsOct 09, 2005300-149Review insurance yearlyInsuranceOct 16, 2005300-150Ask before you renovateRenovationsOct 23, 2005300-151Making a “doggy door” is a major bylaw violationAlterationOct 30, 2005300-152Strata council cannot make you do anythingSnow removalNov 06, 2005300-153Enforcing bylaws councils jobBylawsNov 13, 2005300-154Who pays insurance deductible?InsuranceNov 20, 2005300-155What are the rules for AGM?BylawsNov 27, 2005300-156Bylaws govern everyoneBylawsDec 04, 2005300-157Nosy neighbours are your best resident security systemStrata LivingDec 11, 2005300-158‘Tis the season to think twice, be careful and stay safeChristmas TreesDec 18, 2005
2004 Condo Smarts (300-059 to 300-108)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-059Entry to units must be clear for owners and strataKeysJan 09, 2004
300-060Heating and piping often strata owner’s responsibilityPipesJan 16, 2004
300-061Eviction of owner is possibleEvictionJan 23, 2004
300-062Strata’s small victory doesn’t meet the rulesContingency Reserve FundJan 30, 2004
300-063Leak reveals major flaw in strata’s bylawsBylawsFeb 06, 2004
300-064Venting their frustrationsRepair & MaintenanceFeb 13, 2004
300-065Regular checks, maintenance may ward off costly repairsRepair & MaintenanceFeb 20, 2004
300-066Council that employs members and waives fees violates bylawsRemuneration of Council membersFeb 27, 2004
300-067Straightforward law clears up confusionRentals and rental bylawsMar 07, 2004
300-068Claiming costs after strata’s hairraising actBylawsMar 14, 2004
300-069Alterations must pass council voteAlterationMar 21, 2004
300-070Adapt bylaws to suit restrictions on noiseNoiseMar 28, 2004
300-071To get the correct information, go right to the sourceBuyingApr 04, 2004
300-072Council must get approval from ownersCommon propertyApr 11, 2004
300-073Bills can balloon if put off when they should be paidCommon PropertyApr 18, 2004
300-074Special terms needs special attentionBuyingApr 25, 2004
300-075Key word in strata living is “common”Strata livingMay 02, 2004
300-076Preventive pest control the wisestPest controlMay 09, 2004
300-077When pets run wild, council can step in for controlBylaw EnforcementMay 16, 2004
300-078Guard against financial fraudAuditsMay 23, 2004
300-079Stratas earning profits are not tax exemptTaxes and taxationMay 30, 2004
300-081Election-sign angst can be avoidedElectionsJun 13, 2004
300-082Rogue sprinkler leaves its markRepair & MaintenanceJun 20, 2004
300-083Surplus require careful planningFinancesJun 27, 2004
300-084Deck the laws with specifics for balconiesRepair & MaintenanceJul 04, 2004
300-085Check renters’ credentialsRentals and rental bylawsJul 11, 2004
300-086Levy hits uninformed ownersSpecial leviesJul 18, 2004
300-087My Top 10 condo mythsGeneral InformationJul 25, 2004
300-088Exterior repairs are an issueRepair & MaintenanceAug 01, 2004
300-089Act against rowdy neighboursEvictionAug 08, 2004
300-090The hole truth of strata lawAir conditioning unitsAug 15, 2004
300-091When stratas push things too farSpending AuthorityAug 22, 2004
300-092Three-quarter votesVotingAug 30, 2004
300-093Owners need notice of meetingsProceduresSep 05, 2004
300-094Stratas must comply with rights charterSpending AuthoritySep 12, 2004
300-095Phased stratas must follow the ActPhased stratasSep 19, 2004
300-096Councils necessaryAdministratorsSep 26, 2004
300-097Licenses for strata managersManagementOct 03, 2004
300-098Buy-to-rent investors must watch bylawsInvestorsOct 10, 2004
300-099Condo Smarts survival guide: Top 10 tipsStrata livingOct 17, 2004
300-100Stratas are not companiesStrata CorporationsOct 25, 2004
300-101Contractor conundrumContractsOct 31, 2004
300-102Avoid the explosive problem of fireworksFireworksNov 07, 2004
300-103Sound proofing key if swapping carpet for hard wood flooringNoiseNov 14, 2004
300-104Condo renos can open up can of wormsAlterationNov 21, 2004
300-105Pay for it now – or pay laterInsuranceNov 28, 2004
300-106Attention to detail may flush out illegal activities in stratasGrow-opsDec 05, 2004
300-107Strata forced to shine a light on delinquent ownerGeneral InformationDec 12, 2004
300-108Make the season merry: note the bylawsHoliday TipsDec 19, 2004
2003 Condo Smarts (300-009 to 300-058)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-009If in doubt, check the planUnit entitlementJan 10, 2003
300-010Proper proxy notesProxiesJan 17, 2003
300-011Approval needed for strata workAlterationJan 24, 2003
300-012Renovations by the lawsRenovationsJan 31, 2003
300-013Bylaws for business, tooProstitutionFeb 07, 2003
300-014Know where the fees goStrata feesFeb 14, 2003
300-015Hire a lawyer for deals regarding Crown landsNative LandsFeb 21, 2003
300-016Stratas detail parking, tooParkingFeb 28, 2003
300-017Bare-strata land great – if you’re aware of itBare land strataMar 07, 2003
300-018Check first before you start to drillSatellite dishesMar 14, 2003
300-019Common-property repairs for strataWindowsMar 21, 2003
300-020Head off repairs with planningReserve PlansMar 28, 2003
300-021Fines, lawsuits the next courseEnforcing bylawsApr 04, 2003
300-022It’s cheaper to checkRepair & MaintenanceApr 11, 2003
300-023Unique strata lease agreements need special voteContractsApr 18, 2003
300-024Age Restrictions must be stated in bylawsAge RestrictionsApr 25, 2003
300-025Strata laws make clear who gets common useBuyingMay 02, 2003
300-026Not entitled to share of contingency fundContingency fundMay 09, 2003
300-027Everything’s covered with proper policyInsuranceMay 16, 2003
300-028Get strata info and do your homeworkBuying a strata lotMay 23, 2003
300-029No-worry warrantiesWarrantyMay 30, 2003
300-030Consult the pros when neededBuilder liensJun 6, 2003
300-031Pet ownership made clear in strata bylawsPet registryJun 13, 2003
300-032Strata laws need to be fair to all residentsHuman RightsJun 20, 2003
300-033Be clear with assessments after closingSpecial leviesJun 27, 2003
300-034Operations plan can eliminate grief for ownersRepair & MaintenanceJul 04, 2003
300-035Bylaws define property useLimited common propertyJul 11, 2003
300-036Parking rules must be clear to avoid any congestionParkingJul 18, 2003
300-037Strata limited in influencing rental unitsRentals and rental bylawsJul 25, 2003
300-038BBQ use is clear, candlemakers must pay upInsuranceAug 01, 2003
300-039Landlord on the hook for tenant finesLandlordsAug 08, 2003
300-040Bylaw can prevent water-tank emergencyRepair & MaintenanceAug 15, 2003
300-041Strata rentals always a bit complicatedDeveloper’s impact on rental unitsAug 22, 2003
300-042Bylaws say it all – but they must be filedBylawsAug 29, 2003
300-043Who’s got the money?ProceduresSep 05, 2003
300-044After you’ve asked questions, request documentsBuyingSep 12, 2003
300-045Billiard playing council stepped beyond its mandateSpending authoritySep 19, 2003
300-046Maintenance now saves money laterRepair & MaintenanceSep 26, 2003
300-047Checks and balances in place for any strata snagsBuyingOct 03, 2003
300-048Check your contracts: It really paysBuilder liensOct 10, 2003
300-049Any user-fee changes must pass at meetingUser feesOct 17, 2003
300-050Efforts to get owners to pay bulk of repairs often backfireLimited Common PropertyOct 24, 2003
300-051Beware those tricksters who wreak havocSecurityOct 31, 2003
300-052Strata plan should detail responsibilitiesWindowsNov 07, 2003
300-053This owner held responsible for pets’ damagePetsNov 14, 2003
300-054Strata rules need to be clear, correctRulesNov 21, 2003
300-055Hot-tub overflow forces the issue for Kits strataHot tubsNov 28, 2003
300-056Strata need clear rules on spendingSpecial leviesDec 05, 2003
300-057Increased demand may stress furnaces, hot-water tanksRepair & MaintenanceDec 12, 2003
300-058Bylaws only as good as the enforcementBylawsDec 19, 2003

 

2002 Condo Smarts (300-001 to 300-008)
BulletinHeadlineTopicPublication date
300-001Condo guy to the rescueGeneral InformationNov 08, 2002
300-002Check all bylaws before moving pet into buildingBuyingNov 15, 2002
300-003Personal insurance a mustInsuranceNov 22, 2002
300-004Get written permission before any fix it projectsAlterations to common propertyNov 29, 2002
300-005Their home at stakeStrata feesDec 06, 2002
300-006Strata crucial for decks, balconiesRepair & MaintenanceDec 13, 2002
300-007Strata Claus to rescueHardshipDec 20, 2002
300-008Strata has say on tree disposalChristmas tree disposalDec 27, 2002