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 […]

Congratulations to Tanya Millage on her nomination for the 2016 Leadership Person of the Year Award

We would like to congratulate Tanya Millage on her nomination for the 2016 Leadership Person of the Year Award sponsored by PAMA (Professional Association of Managing Agents). This award is for a senior property management professional who is directly responsible for the overall management of a rental or strata management company. They must display integrity, […]

A Helpful Guide For Responding To Bylaw Infraction Complaints

Lesperance Mendes is frequently asked how a strata corporation should respond to complaints that residents have breached a bylaw. In general, we recommend that a strata council follow the following “three step process” when a complaint is received to ensure compliance with section 135 of the Strata Property Act. Step 1: Send the resident a […]

Congrats Ken Dahl!

We are proud to congratulate our very own Ken Dahl – the International Tennis Federations 2016 World Men’s 70 Champion! http://www.itftennis.com/news/243172.aspx

Determining the Age of Roofing in Multi-Resident Buildings – Part 3

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 […]

Middle Child Syndrome

The infamous label given to middle children — those born in between older and younger siblings — tend to have a hard time growing up. Within their families, they are said to be neglected, underestimated and misunderstood. This is not unlike a unit owner who lives under the source unit that is damaged by fire […]




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