Air Space Parcels 101

As an owner in an air space development, understanding the details of the arrangement is extremely important. Being aware of what parts of the development are your responsibility to maintain and insure is a critical part of the ownership and management of a strata. A thorough understanding of potential exposures, usage rights and obligations for […]

Importance of New Home Warranties

New Home Warranties: Why is it important for Strata Corporations to complete their Common Property Warranty Reviews? Strata Councils of newer buildings/complexes have many important tasks and responsibilities; however, there is no task or responsibility more important than ensuring that warranty reviews are completed and warranty claims are submitted, prior to the expiry of each […]

MOLD REMEDIATION

Quick Action Can Make All the Difference Many homeowners underestimate the danger mold presents. While mold is generally thought of as unsightly, what many fail to realize is that it is highly unsanitary and in some cases, can even pose health risks. Mold can occur following water damage or flooding. Fast, effective action is essential […]

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

Fast Action is Important Following the initial fire or smoke-related incident, smoke and soot will settle on surfaces creating additional damages to the structure and your contents. The material in furniture and flooring is often synthetic and when burned, creates chemical reactions. After only a short period of time, items can go from cleanable to […]

Emergency vs Permanent Repairs

Temporary Roof Repairs Is it an emergency or can it wait. The choice is obvious. Time = Damage A tenant with stains on the ceiling or water dripping into their unit are situations that don’t require much thought: get it fixed now. You know if you leave it the damage is going to get more […]

Determining the Age of Foundations in Multi-Resident Buildings – Part 5

While doing depreciation reports, reserve fund studies or building condition assessments, we often get asked how we can determine the age of a building component by looking at it. Although not without aberrations, there are some tell-tale signs that indicate the age and the remaining life of features such as windows, claddings and veneers, roofs […]

Determining the Age of Wood Fencing in Multi-Resident Buildings – Part 4

While doing depreciation reports, reserve fund studies or building condition assessments, we often get asked how we can determine the age of a building component by looking at it. Although not without aberrations, there are some tell-tale signs that indicate the age and the remaining life of features such as windows, claddings and veneers, roofs […]

How to Time an Exterior Repair Project

In BC’s coastal climate, exterior repair projects are integral to keeping a building watertight, structurally sound, and comfortable for it’s occupants. For multi-unit buildings, most exterior repair projects (such as wall, window, roof, balcony, or parking garage repairs) require a fair amount of planning to make sure the projects run smoothly and on budget. Timing […]

Water & Flood Damage

Speed is the key to successful water damage restoration If your home requires water damage restoration due to damaged plumbing, appliances, flooding or as a result of fire suppression, time is absolutely of the essence. Excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, and can […]

Congratulations to David Locke on his nomination for the “Rising Star” Award

We would like to congratulate David Locke on his nomination for the 2016 Rising Star Award sponsored by PAMA (Professional Association of Managing Agents). This award is for an individual with less than three years’ experience in the Residential, Rental and/or Strata Management Industry who has displayed exceptional abilities either generally or on a specific […]




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