Over 1.5 million people live in strata housing in the Province of British Columbia. Yet given its commonality (and because everyone would prefer to watch reruns of the nightly news than read the Strata Property Act), most people are at a loss when it comes to understanding such an important framework for how many of us live our lives in proximity with one another.
Stratagize features conversations with industry leaders and experts who share their knowledge to demystify an industry that impacts the lives of more than 1 out of 3 British Columbians. Whether you are a council member, owner, investor, or renter this show will cover topics that will improve your experience of strata living.
Episode 33: Deductible Damage Control: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Loss Mitigation image
Episode 33: Deductible Damage Control: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Loss MitigationBrent and James explore the nuances of mitigating losses below the deductible in their podcast, highlighting common mistakes that can end up costing stratas unnecessary money, with industry expert John Wallis of Phoenix Restoration.
Episode 32: How to tell if you have a rogue strata council image
Episode 32: How to tell if you have a rogue strata councilJoin hosts Brent and James as they sit down with Peter Chan, Senior Director of Strata Operations at FirstService Residential, to unravel the mysteries of rogue strata councils. In this episode, you'll learn how to spot the warning signs of a problematic council, gain valuable insights into the intricacies of strata governance, and discover effective strategies for dealing with rogue elements in your community.
Episode 31: Top mistakes councils make with occupancy limits And short term rentals image
Episode 31: Top mistakes councils make with occupancy limits And short term rentalsIn this episode, hosts Brent and James dive into the top mistakes strata councils often make when it comes to occupancy limits and short-term rentals. They are joined by Lisa Mackie, a partner with AHBL, who shares her expert insights. Together, they uncover common pitfalls, such as incorrect bylaws, overlooking human rights considerations, and neglecting to adapt to changing regulations. Tune in to learn how to avoid these errors and successfully navigate the complex world of strata governance.
Episode 30: Building strong communities through effective bylaw governance image
Episode 30: Building strong communities through effective bylaw governanceIn this episode, Brent and James delve into the realm of community building, joined by the insightful Sue Matthews, Regional Director at FirstService Residential. Together, they navigate the intricate landscape of effective bylaw governance, uncovering how well-structured bylaws can foster a sense of togetherness and harmony within residential communities.
Episode 29: Unwinding the mystery behind strata windups image
Episode 29: Unwinding the mystery behind strata windupsBrent and James welcome Paul Mendes from Lesperance Mendes to shed light on the topic of strata windups. In this episode, owners will gain valuable insights into what they need to know about strata windups, discover common mistakes to avoid, and learn about the key steps involved in the process.
Episode 28: Mastering the strata warranty process: best practices for navigating with confidence image
Episode 28: Mastering the strata warranty process: best practices for navigating with confidenceIn this episode, Brent and James dive into the world of strata warranties with Naomi Rozenberg, partner with Lesperance Mendes and equip you with knowledge & best practices to navigate the process with confidence. Understanding and implementing these tips will help ensure a smooth and successful warranty experience.
Episode 27: Balancing efficiency and informed decisions: Exploring the impact of the Civil Rights Tribunal on resolving strata matters image
Episode 27: Balancing efficiency and informed decisions: Exploring the impact of the Civil Rights Tribunal on resolving strata mattersIn this episode, Brent and James meet with Alex Chang, partner at Lesperance Mendes and delve into the intriguing world of the Civil Rights Tribunal and its effect on resolving strata matters.
Episode 26: Countdown: Unveiling BC's housing challenge as demand skyrockets and supply falters image
Episode 26: Countdown: Unveiling BC's housing challenge as demand skyrockets and supply faltersIn this captivating episode, they sit down with Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist with the BCREA to unpack the ineffectiveness of government policies aimed at curbing demand.
Episode 25: Bill 44: Solution To The Rental Crisis or Does This Spell Problems for Strata Corps? image
Episode 25: Bill 44: Solution To The Rental Crisis or Does This Spell Problems for Strata Corps?In this episode, Brent and James discuss Bill 44 with Jamie Bleay, partner at Bleay Both Uppal LLP. An in-depth look at the controversial removal of rental & age restrictions for stratas 2009 and older.
Episode 24: Big Brother In Your Strata: Are Privacy Rules Going Too Far? image
Episode 24: Big Brother In Your Strata: Are Privacy Rules Going Too Far?In this episode, Brent and James discuss privacy with Veronica Franco, partner & strata lawyer with Clark Wilson LLP. An in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of strata corporations to protect your personal information.