Resource Links

The following sites and publications have been selected for your convenience and information.

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance regarding meetings and governance:

  1. BC Strata Housing website: COVID-19 and Strata Housing
    1. COVID-19 Information for Strata Housing
    2. COVID-19 Links for Strata Housing
  2. Materials prepared by Shawn M. Smith, Cleveland Doan LLP:
    1. General Meetings Best Practices May 2021
    2. Notice of General Meeting cover page

COVID-19 Government Information and Programs:

  1. BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19
  2. BC’s Restart: 4-Step Plan 2021
  3. How to get vaccinated for COVID-19
  4. BC Government Orders and Notices
  5. BC Provincial Support and Information
  6. Government of Canada Support for Individuals and Businesses
  7. Real Estate Council of BC Guidance for Strata Managers

Strata Property Act & Regulations

  1. Summary of Orders and Changes to Strata Legislation March-August 2020
  2. BC Government Strata Housing website
  3. Strata Housing website “Find it Fast” site map
  4. An Index to the Strata Property Act, Regulation and Standard Bylaws
  5. Strata Property Act & Standard Bylaws
  6. Strata Property Act Regulation (including forms) 
  7. Bare Land Strata Regulations
  8. Changes to Strata Legislation since 2011
  9. About the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE)
  10. Land Title Act
  11. Strata Property Act Instruction Guides (Out of date, Archived)
  12. Condominium Act (Repealed)

Insurance

  1. Insurance for Strata Corporations and Strata Owners
  2. Insurance Brokers Association of BC: Bulletin – 2020 Strata Insurance Premium Increases
  3. Canada Construction Cost Forecast May 2021, by Normac Appraisals Ltd.
  4. Choosing Strata Insurance, by Seafirst Insurance

Privacy

  1. Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
  2. Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents
  3. PIPA and Strata Corporations: Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Privacy policy template for stratas
  5. OIPC PrivacyRight Educational Webinars and materials
  6. Podcast: Strata privacy: rights, cameras and taking action

Strata Property Managers

  1. Working with a Strata Management Company
  2. Verify the license status of a strata agent
  3. Selecting a strata manager (Includes a “Request For Proposal” form)
  4. Management Company Ratings
  5. NEW: Form: Payment and Benefits Disclosure Information for Strata Corporations

Real Estate

  1. Real Estate Services Act, Regulations, Rules, Bylaws and Policy Statements
  2. Real Estate Development Marketing Act
  3. BC Financial Services Authority
  4. NEW: Legislative Change to Create a Single Financial Services Regulator (Mar 2, 2021)
  5. NEW: Understanding Pre-Sale Purchases
  6. BC Real Estate Association
  7. Real Estate Council of British Columbia
  8. Real Estate Institute of Canada
  9. BC Land Title and Survey Authority
  10. Form: Request for Strata Corporation Records and Documents

Legal Resources

  1. Civil Resolution Tribunal 
  2. Civil Resolution Tribunal decisions
  3. CanLII, search all BC and Canadian court and tribunal decisions
  4. BC Human Rights Tribunal
  5. Cleveland Doan LLP blog
  6. Strata Alert blog
  7. Clark Wilson LLP news
  8. “The Condominium Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to the Strata Property Act” by Mike Mangan, B.A. LL.B.
  9. Strata Property Act “A Practical Guide to Bylaws” 7th Edition, by Stratasphere
  10. Lawyer Referral Services
  11. Law Society of British Columbia’s Lawyer Directory
  12. Clicklaw

Other:

  1. Glossary of Common Strata Terms
  2. Strata Document Retention Guide
  3. Strata Commons Forum – connect with other strata owners
  4. Indemnity Agreement for Strata Lot and Common Property Alterations
  5. Alteration and Indemnity Agreement Checklist
  6. Sample RFP for Depreciation Report for condo strata and townhouse strata
  7. Better Business Bureau
  8. Fire Alarm System Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Guideline Nov 2019 by Firewise Consulting Ltd.
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