Author Archives: VISOA Editor

Vaccination Passports Required for Events of All Sizes

[February 16, 2022] Since October 2021 strata corporations have been required to check proof of vaccination for indoor events. This has not changed with the lifting of other restrictions in February. See the February 15, 2022 news release. Guest blogger, …

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Extension to Allow Electronic Meetings

Strata corporations across BC might be feeling like they just got a gift under their holiday tree. As of December 20 2021, a new regulation (BC Reg 337/2021) permits all stratas in British Columbia to continue to conduct electronic meetings, …

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[Archived] Vaccination Passports Required for Events of All Sizes

[Blog post dated December 23, 2021. See newer blog posts for updated information about COVID restrictions.] Since October 2021 strata corporations have been required to check proof of vaccination for indoor events of more than 50 people. As of December …

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[Archived] A Third State of Emergency – Extra Time to Hold General Meetings

[Note the State of Emergency declared on November 17, 2021 ended on January 18, 2022] With the flooding that began on November 14, we appear to have set a record for the number of emergencies in B.C. in a single …

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Would you like to see legislative changes to allow electronic meetings?

As you may be aware, strata corporations normally require a bylaw to allow them to hold AGMs and SGMs electronically. Due to the pandemic, strata corporations have been permitted to hold these meetings electronically without a bylaw. However, this provision …

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From One State of Emergency to Another

Just three weeks after the state of emergency ended for the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation. The declaration became effective on July 21, 2021. …

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Zoom Zoom: Best Practices for Electronic General Meetings

It’s been fifteen months since the Province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency on March 18, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, many of us had never heard of Zoom. Fast forward to May 2021 …

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Survey Results: What Matters to You

Here’s what we learned from our survey about what issues matter most to strata owners in March 2021. All respondents were strata owners. 46% in townhouses, 38% in condominiums, 12% in bare land stratas, and 2% from mixed-use (residential/commercial) stratas. …

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New Disclosure Form for Strata Management Companies

Did you know that that your strata management company (brokerage) is required to disclose certain information about benefits they receive (if any)? Since 2005, when the Real Estate Services Act became law, all real estate professionals have been required to …

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OSRE Releases New Brochure: Understanding Pre-Sale Purchases

The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) has released a new information brochure for consumers looking to purchase a pre-sale condo or townhome.  The brochure, called Understanding Pre-Sale Purchases, identifies risks and other information that consumers should be …

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