Articles

Here’s where you’ll find recent articles about FirstService Residential, as well as our impact on the areas we serve.

Search Articles

Strata Insurance: Understanding Coverage

Posted on Friday September 18, 2015

Did you know that only 40 percent (estimated) of BC homeowners have personal insurance? This figure is even lower for tenants. Whether living in the unit or as an investor, unit owners should always make sure their personal assets and liabilities are adequately protected by their own personal insurance policy.

Enforcing Strata Bylaws: A Guide from BC Housing

Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2015

There are seven main areas to remember when enforcing strata bylaws. This article from BC Housing explains what you need to know to enforce your strata bylaws.

How Are Short-term Rentals Evolving? And Will It Affect You?

Posted on Thursday July 16, 2015

As the short-term rental market changes with new services to accommodate short-term renters what does this mean for your Strata?

FirstService Residential Educates 200 Purchasers About Home Ownership at Intracorp Info Session

Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

FirstService Residential, the leading residential property management company in Greater Vancouver, helped educate more than 200 homeowners about the closing process for their new condominium units at Intracorp’s information session for its new "Silver" development.

Eight Essentials Things to Know About Strata Councils

Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

When it comes to strata councils, they serve several important functions. It is important that residents and council members alike are clear on what these functions are. After all, full transparency is integral to a happy strata community.

Effective Waste Management Can Make Your Strata Green

Posted on Thursday February 05, 2015

It can be daunting trying to go green. With numerous programs and opportunities available to reduce, re-use and recycle, it’s hard to know where to begin.

Establishing Pet Policies for Your Strata

Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

The dog is at it again! Barking, running around the building, making a mess of the common garden, and even leaving waste around the building. Oh no, it’s your neighbour’s dog!

Quick Strata Snow Tips

Posted on Monday January 12, 2015

To help prepare for the winter snow, here are some quick maintenance tips your strata can follow: 

Three Ways to Save Your Roof from Ice Damming

Posted on Monday December 29, 2014

With the onset of winter, you’re probably thinking about keeping warm. But that ice or snow buildup on your roof means more than a visit from Old Man Winter – it could spell roofing problems later on.

The Quick Guide to Finding a Strata Management Company

Posted on Thursday November 13, 2014

So your council has been self-managing your strata, and now you’re ready to hire a strata management company. Good decision! At first, you feel relief and then...panic sets in.

Want to read more articles like this? Join our mailing list and we’ll send them right to your inbox! Simply fill out the form below: