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.
The Importance of Homeowners Insurance
Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016
Up to 60 percent of strata home owners in the Greater Vancouver Regional District lack insurance. A good policy will protect your biggest asset and help you keep your head above water.
Did You Know? Electric Space Heaters
Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016
Did you know that electric space heaters are involved in thousands of residential fires each year? As such, nearly 32% of all home heating fires, and 79% of all fatal home heating fires, are caused by portable electric space heaters.
Everything You Need to Know About Vancouver's New Foreign Buyer Tax
Posted on Tuesday August 16, 2016
The introduction of Vancouver’s new 15% tax on international buyers, implemented with the goal of slowing the rise of housing prices in Metro Vancouver, applies to all foreign nationals purchasing real estate in the Metro Vancouver area.
Did You Know? Sewer Line Clogs
Posted on Monday August 15, 2016
Did you know that flushing foreign objects down toilets can cause major backups and losses by preventing the passage of material through the piping system? If a foreign object was flushed down your toilet, you can trying snaking it from the drain, but be careful not to push the object further along. If snaking doesn’t work, it is advised that you contact a plumber.
YouTube Videos: Annual Maintenance Planning for Strata Corporations
Posted on Friday August 05, 2016
Learn about annual maintenance planning for your strata corporation by watching the following videos from a recent seminar hosted by FirstService Residential. The seminar was led by guest speakers Sean Ingraham (Managing Broker for FirstService Residential BC) and Gerry McRobert (Senior Regional Director at FirstService Residential BC).
Did You Know? Water Damage
Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
Did you know that most units have up to ten or more water connections, including the washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator/ice maker, bathtub, shower, sprinkler heads, hot water tank, faucets and more? Each of these connections has the potential to leak. If your unit is found to be the source of a leak that causes water damage, you may be held responsible.