Before You Buy A Condo

Saturday April 27, 2019

You're thinking of spending thousands of dollars on a condo or townhouse, but how much do you really know about condo life and the new responsibilities it brings? This three-hour workshop/question period will help you understand the strata documents every buyer should review and give you useful facts about the Strata Property Act and more. Presented by Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association, a non-profit organization which has been helping strata owners for 45 years; and Condo Clear Services Inc., an independent strata document review provider who bridges the information gap between potential buyers and the strata properties they are interested in. This three-hour workshop will prepare you to ask the right questions, before you buy a condo.

All About Strata AGMs

Sunday April 07, 2019

If you live in a condo, townhouse or bare land strata, you have probably attended an Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the Annual General Meeting, owners vote to accept the annual budget (which determines your strata fees), elect council members and make other important decisions. Whether you are a council member, an owner or looking to purchase your first strata unit, this seminar will help you learn all about AGMs.
Some of our Recent Seminars

VISOA Members AGM followed by Seminar: The ABCs of the CRT

Sunday February 24, 2019

All VISOA members are invited to the Annual General Meeting to vote on the annual budget and bylaw amendments, approve plans for 2019, and elect Directors. Following the AGM is a seminar on "The ABCs of the CRT" with guest speaker, Kandis McCall, who is the Director of Case Management at the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). Since 2016, the CRT has had the authority to resolve many types of strata disputes, so these disputes no longer have to go to the Supreme Court. Kandis will share her knowledge on how to effectively navigate the CRT process.

Strata Insurance, Everything You Need to Know

Sunday September 16, 2018

We all know the strata corporation is required to have insurance - but what does it cover? Does your own condo policy cover you adequately? How is it different for a bare land strata?

Strata Insurance, Everything You Need to Know

Sunday November 18, 2018

We all know the strata corporation is required to have insurance - but what does it cover? Does your own condo policy cover you adequately? How is it different for a bare land strata?

“The Big One” – Earthquake Readiness for Stratas

Sunday June 24, 2018

Is your strata community ready for "the big one"? Whether you are a condo tower, townhouses, or bare land strata development, you know we are living in a high risk zone, and you should be prepared.

Alterations to Strata Lots

Sunday May 27, 2018

Most stratas have either retained Standard Bylaw 5 or made minor changes. But - do all the owners and council members really understand how to apply it? It makes sense to require strata permission to make structural changes - but what about new countertops? New flooring?