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. Volunteering during COVID-19: Guidelines for Visiting and Resident Volunteers
  3. Real Estate Council of BC Guidance for Strata Managers
  4. RECBC Return to Safe Work Plan: A Checklist for Managing Brokers in Rental Property and Strata Management Brokerages

Information and Posters for Stratas:

  1. COVID-19: Cleaning and Precautions for Multi-unit Residential Buildings
  2. COVID-19: List of hard-surface disinfectants for use against coronavirus
  3. Poster: Tips for residents of apartments and other multi-unit buildings
  4. Poster: COVID19-Prevention
  5. Poster: Self-isolation Do’s and Don’ts
  6. Poster: How to Isolate at Home
  7. Poster: Handwashing
  8. Poster: Physical Distancing
  9. Poster: Elevator Etiquette
  10. Poster: Using Shared Laundry Facilities

Government Information and Programs:

  1. BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19
  2. BC Support App and COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
  3. BC Government News and Statements
  4. BC Government Orders and Notices
  5. BC Provincial Support and Information
  6. Government of Canada Support for Individuals and Businesses
  7. Support for Renters and Landlords
  8. Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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 Strata Property Act Instruction Guides (Out of date, Archived)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 Condominium Act (Repealed)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. 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
  5. OIPC PrivacyRight Educational Webinars and materials
  6. Podcast: Strata privacy: rights, cameras and taking action

Management Company Information

  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

Real Estate

  1. Real Estate Services Act, Regulations, Rules, Bylaws and Policy Statements
  2. Real Estate Development Marketing Act
  3. BC Real Estate Association
  4. Real Estate Council of British Columbia
  5. Real Estate Institute of Canada
  6. BC Land Title and Survey Authority
  7. Strata Document Request Form, for buyers/sellers
  8. Real Estate Institute of BC – Strata Governance Certificate Program

Better Business Bureau Link

1. Better Business Bureau -Vancouver Island Communities

Depreciation Report Proposals

  1. Sample request for proposal form for apartment type stratas
  2. Sample request for proposal form for town house type stratas

Other:

  1. Glossary of Common Strata Terms
  2. Strata Commons Forum for strata owners to connect with members in other stratas to exchange tips and experiences
  3. Clark Wilson LLP site, useful FAQs on strata legal issues.
  4. “The Condominium Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to the Strata Property Act” by Mike Mangan, B.A. LL.B.
  5. Strata Property Act “A Practical Guide to Bylaws” 7th Edition, by Stratasphere
  6. Lawyer Referral Services
  7. Website for supporting strata legislation reform
  8. Condo Information Centre , a lot of the information is about condo living in Ontario, but it has useful information for buyers and owners.
  9. Is Strata Living for Me, a VISOA publication to help first time strata buyers.
  10. Buying a Condominium, information useful to first time buyers
  11. Owning a Condominium, Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch
  12. Indemnity Agreement for Strata Lot and Common Property Alterations
  13. Alteration and Indemnity Agreement Checklist
  14. Firewise Consulting Ltd.’s Fire Alarm System Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Guideline Nov 2019
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