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Strata Corporation Wind-Ups

Posted on Friday December 09, 2016

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.  

PowerPoint Presentation: Airbnb in Strata Corporations

Posted on Tuesday November 22, 2016

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

Energy Savings for Strata Corporations

Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2016

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.

Professional Management of Investment Properties

Posted on Monday October 17, 2016

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

The Benefits of LED Lighting for Strata Corporations

Posted on Friday October 14, 2016

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.

Electric Vehicles in Strata Corporations

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

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

PowerPoint Presentation: Common Property and Limited Common Property

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

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. 

Short-Term Rentals in Strata Corporations

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

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

Smoking in Strata Corporations

Posted on Tuesday September 20, 2016

Conflicts between smokers and non-smokers are on the rise. Here’s how to prevent a full-blown inferno.

FirstService Residential’s Maintenance Planning Guide Featured in the Vancouver Courier, Richmond News, and

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

FirstService Residential’s guide on annual maintenance planning for Strata Corporations has been shared by the Vancouver Courier, Richmond News, and 

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