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You’ll find some of the recent articles about FirstService Residential in British Columbia and our impact in the Metro Vancouver market here.

YouTube Videos: Understanding Depreciation Reports

Learn about Depreciation Reports for your strata corporation by watching the following videos from a recent seminar hosted by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Monday May 01, 2017 read more

Infographic: Understanding Depreciation Reports

A Depreciation Report provides an inventory of your Strata Corporation’s common property and assets, their projected 30-year maintenance and replacement cost. It is a useful tool for Strata Councils when it comes to budgeting for capital projects and it also gives transparency for owners and buyers on the building.

Posted on Friday April 21, 2017 read more

CCI Strata Seminar on Human Rights Complaints

On February 18, 2017, the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) hosted a strata educational seminar on the topic of Human Rights Complaints in Strata Corporations.

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017 read more

YouTube Video: Regular Strata Maintenance – Window Washing

Watch part 9 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations. The video discusses the types of window washing, the factors to consider and the importance regular window washing has on a strata building.

Posted on Thursday February 16, 2017 read more

YouTube Video: Introduction to Regular Maintenance for Strata Corporations

Watch part 8 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Wednesday January 11, 2017 read more

YouTube Video: Required Strata Maintenance – Mechanical, Electrical, and HVAC

Watch part 7 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Wednesday December 21, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Required Strata Maintenance - Fire & Life Safety (Including Elevators)

Watch part 6 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential. 

Posted on Tuesday December 13, 2016 read more

Strata Corporation Wind-Ups

In July 2016, amendments made to the Strata Property Act lowered the voting threshold for dissolving a strata corporation from a unanimous vote to 80%. Some buildings in Metro Vancouver are finding it beneficial to conduct a strata wind-up rather than incur large expenses over time from costly repairs and maintenance. Winding up a strata corporation, however, is an intricate process, and great care should be taken to ensure a successful dissolution.  

Posted on Friday December 09, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Required Strata Maintenance – Generator Testing

Watch part 5 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.   

Posted on Wednesday December 07, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Required Strata Maintenance – Roof Anchors

Watch part 4 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.   

Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Required Strata Maintenance – Backflows

Watch part 3 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Wednesday November 23, 2016 read more

PowerPoint Presentation: Airbnb in Strata Corporations

On November 17, 2016, the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) hosted a strata educational seminar on the topic of Airbnb in Strata Corporations.

Posted on Tuesday November 22, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Required vs. Regular Maintenance for Strata Corporations

Watch part 2 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential. 

Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016 read more

YouTube Video: Introduction to Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations

Watch part 1 of 16 of our video series on Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Wednesday November 09, 2016 read more

Energy Savings for Strata Corporations

Using high-efficiency utilities will save you money, shrink your environmental footprint and qualify you for as much as $45,000 in FortisBC Energy Efficiency Rebates.

Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2016 read more

Professional Management of Investment Properties

Smart investors use professionals like FirstService Residential to manage their rental properties – and for good reason.

Posted on Monday October 17, 2016 read more

The Benefits of LED Lighting for Strata Corporations

Using less than 12 percent of the power of incandescent bulbs while lasting far longer, LEDs can significantly brighten your bottom line. Smart stratas are already converting.

Posted on Friday October 14, 2016 read more

PowerPoint Presentation: Common Property and Limited Common Property

On September 24, 2016, the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) hosted a Strata educational seminar at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver on the topic of Common Property and Limited Common Property. Read more to download the PowerPoint. 

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 read more

Electric Vehicles in Strata Corporations

Electric cars are fast approaching. Will your strata have the charging stations to cope?

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 read more

Short-Term Rentals in Strata Corporations

Despite still being (officially) illegal, short-term rentals in the Lower Mainland may be here to stay. Here’s how to deal with them.

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016 read more
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