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Keeping Up With Your Strata’s Maintenance and Improvement Needs

Posted on Friday April 27, 2018

One of the most crucial ways to protect your strata corporation’s financial health is by staying on top of your property’s maintenance and improvements. To manage this well, you need to have a means for attending to required preventative maintenance and regular maintenance. Here’s what that should entail.

Five Ways to Make Your Strata Council Meetings More Effective

Posted on Wednesday April 11, 2018

Undoubtedly, running meetings is one of the most challenging parts of being on your strata’s council. Members sometimes get off track. Disagreements sometimes turn into arguments. Short discussions sometimes become long-winded monologues. Is there anything you can do to make your council meetings more effective? 

The Six Secrets to Building Your Strata’s Volunteer Pool

Posted on Thursday February 15, 2018

As a council member for your strata corporation, you know that your community depends on volunteers to operate successfully. However, finding residents who are willing to be on your council, join a committee or help at an event can be challenging.

Does Your Strata Corporation Have A Plan For Fostering A Sense Of Community?

Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

Humans are social creatures with a deep-seated yearning for connection and community. This is particularly evident in a strata corporation, where a strong sense of community can be the difference between long-standing residency and high turnover.

Demystifying Maintenance and Repair Roles for Residents in Your Strata Corporation

Posted on Wednesday December 20, 2017

How well do homeowners in your strata corporation understand maintenance responsibilities? You might think that responsibilities for maintenance, repairs and replacements would be straightforward enough – what’s inside the unit is the owner’s, and what’s outside is the strata corporation’s. 

Preventing Strata Issues When Snowbirds Fly the Coop

Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

As Canadians anticipate spending the winter months in colder temperatures, it’s likely that some residents in your strata community will be spending some of their winter in a warmer climate.

YouTube Videos: Roles & Responsibilities of Strata Corporations and Councils PLUS Civil Resolution Tribunal

Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of your strata corporation and strata council by watching the following videos from a recent seminar hosted by FirstService Residential. Also discover more information about the Civil Resolution Tribunal and how it can help your strata solve disputes quickly and affordably. The seminar was led by guest speakers Sean Ingraham (FirstService Residential), Veronica Franco (Clark Wilson) and Shannon Salter (Civil Resolution Tribunal). 

Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your Roof

Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

We can all agree there are many important elements to a housing structure, but your roof is probably the most important. Changing temperatures, large amounts of rain and high winds can all cause major damage to condominiums. These weather conditions can create all sorts of problems, from minor leaks to major cave-ins that can cost a strata thousands to repair, not to mention the risk to safety and security. 

True Financial Stability

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

A strong, healthy strata corporation requires every facet of property management to work in sync toward one common goal...true financial stability. 

How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Strata from Walking on Thin Ice

Posted on Wednesday November 01, 2017

Colder weather is upon us, so now is the time to make sure your strata corporation’s maintenance program is on track. You certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy rainfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell.

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