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Home Owner Grant Centralized

The BC Ministry of Finance has asked VISOA to inform our readers of changes to the process for applying for your Home Owner Grant. Residents in municipalities no longer apply for the home owner grant through their municipal office. This …

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Single Regulator for Real Estate

On March 9 2021, the BC legislature passed Bill 8 which included changes to the Real Estate Services Act. None of the changes will take effect immediately. The biggest shift is that the legislation enables the amalgamation of Real Estate …

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Shape the Future of VISOA

VISOA needs your input! 2020 has been a year that has made all of us, on both a personal level and in our roles within businesses and organizations, evaluate how we can connect with one another, rethink how we do …

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BCFSA Releases Final Report on BC’s Strata Insurance Market

The BCFSA (BC Financial Services Authority) issued the following media release today: The BCFSA has released its final report Strengthening Foundations: A Report on the State of Strata Insurance in British Columbia following a comprehensive review of British Columbia’s strata …

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New Strata Property Regulations

                Just Announced: New Strata Property Regulations Effective May 29, 2020, the BC Lieutenant Governor issued an Order-in-Council (OIC 270 2020) to amend the Strata Property Regulation in two ways: Extension of deadline …

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Podcast helps stratas protect personal information

As you know, strata corporations deal with an enormous amount of people’s personal information, often without a clear understanding of applicable laws or the simple steps they can take to comply with them. A newly released podcast from the Office of the …

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Is Your Strata’s Registered Address Up To Date?

Is Your Strata’s Registered Address Up To Date? Your strata must register its official mailing address with the Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA).  Often the first registered address is that of the developer; and subsequent updates will be the …

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Strata Property Regulation amendment – clarifying deposit insurance requirements

Greetings, The Province is committed to reducing red tape and administrative burden for citizens and businesses. In support of Better Regulations for British Columbians Day 2019, the Strata Property Regulation (the Regulation) is being amended to clarify deposit insurance requirements …

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Proposed Elimination of Rental Restriction Bylaws

Your Opinion Matters: Proposed Elimination of Rental Restriction Bylaws by Sandy Wagner, President, VISOA. Does your condo, townhouse or bare land strata have rental restriction bylaws? Do you think your strata should or shouldn’t be permitted to have rental restriction …

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Have your say on common property, land titles, and fundamental changes for stratas

The British Columbia Law Institute is asking the public to share its views on proposals to reform three important aspects of how strata properties are defined as interests in land. “The Consultation Paper on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental …

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