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CHOA SPA SURVEY
Exploring Possible Changes to the Strata Property Act (SPA)

Your input Matters! We continue to liaise, debate and explore possible improvements to the legislation with government, however these discussions are enriched when we seek input from the strata industry.  Please help us facilitate further discussions with the Housing Policy Branch on a variety of hot topics and to guide us on what changes to the legislation you would support.

Note, the survey will close Sunday Jan 30, 2022.

To complete the survey please CLICK HERE


January 23 – 29, 2022

January 16 – 22, 2022

  • Condo Smarts: 300-976 Majority votes for major expenses
  • People’s Law School – Free Webinar: Join CHOA’s executive director Tony Gioventu and lawyer Lisa Mackie, from Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP as they discuss living in a strata Feb 24, 2022 at 12:00noon PST. To register for the “Strata Living in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition” webinar please visit the People Law School registration page at:  Webinar Registration – Zoom

January 9 – 15, 2022

January 2 – 8, 2022

December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

  • Holiday Closure: Kindly note the CHOA offices will be closed as of the end of the work day Wed. December 22nd and will reopen Tuesday January 4th, 2022.

December 19 – December 25, 2021

  • NEW! December 20, 2021 – Strata Remote Meetings Update: Effective December 20, 2021 the Province extended strata corporations’ ability to hold electronic meetings, without a strata bylaw, beyond December 31, 2021. This new extension will be in effect until December 31, 2022 unless the COVID-19 Related Measures Act is repealed before then. Thus, strata corporations are encouraged to adopt strata bylaws allowing electronic meetings if they wish to continue having that option.

    Updated strata housing information related to the Province’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 is also available at: COVID-19 information for strata housing  

  • Holiday Closure: Kindly note the CHOA offices will be closed as of the end of the work day Wed. December 22nd and will reopen Tuesday January 4th, 2022.
  • Condo Smarts: 300‐973 Inform or Notice, What’s the difference?

December 12 – 18, 2021

December 5 – 11, 2021

November 28 – December 4, 2021

November 21 – 27, 2021

  • Condo Smarts: 300-969 Converting our strata 
  • Join us in the “Condo Classroom” as we tackle Insurance and Risk Management. For course details and registration information please visit our Seminars page

November 14 – 20, 2021

November 7 – 13, 2021

  • Nov. 9, 2021 is our last weekday “Bylaw Toolbox” seminar. This seminar will focus on the essential and optional bylaws for larger strata corporations, sections, air space parcels and mixed use strata corporation. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-967 Rentals and accommodations: The times they are a changing

October 31 – November 6, 2021

  • Nov. 2, 2021 marks the continuation of CHOA’s “Bylaw Toolbox” series of seminars. This week we will focus on the essential and optional bylaws for town houses and small apartments. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-966 Authorized Contingency Expenses

October 24 – 30, 2021

  • Oct 26th marks the start of CHOA’s “Bylaw Toolbox” series of seminars. These seminars will examine the essential and optional bylaws that will support your strata operations and management. For more information and to register for a seminar please visit our Seminars page
  • Condo Smarts: 300-965 Water Sustainability Act
  • We have received several questions regarding the ability of strata corporations to continue to conduct remote meetings in the new year. As you may know, BC Reg 181/2021, under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, extended a strata corporations ability to conduct remote meetings, including annual and special general meetings, until December 31, 2021.
    October 21st the Province announced that it intends to introduce legislation enabling government to extend key COVID-19 orders beyond Dec. 31, 2021 due to the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic. The Information Bulletin is available here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AG0157-002002
    We note that the intention to introduce a bill is not a guarantee that the legislation will pass or that any specific orders under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act will be extended. However, government is aware of the need for strata corporations to continue conducting necessary business safely. We want to ensure that strata partners are aware of the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 orders and we will provide further updates if and when they become available.

    Updated strata housing information related to the Province’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 is also available at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/strata-housing/covid-19-and-strata-housing/covid-19-information-for-strata-housing.

October 17 – 23, 2021

September 2021