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  • Special General Meetings Called By Owners

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    Every so often, individual owners inquire with our office as to how they can arrange to place a resolution or other matter before their fellow owners for consideration.  More often than not, this request is for a ¾ vote resolution and it usually proposes controversial Bylaw changes which they’ve asked the strata council to consider, but which the council has declined.  Typical examples include changes to rental quotas, allowing pets or barbecues, and other such items.

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  • Seasons Greetings!

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    For the past two years, Stratawest has been proud to participate in the North Shore Christmas Bureau Toy Drive.  The support we’ve had from our staff and industry colleagues has been overwhelming, with many jumping at the opportunity to donate toys, musical instruments, gift cards, sporting equipment and other goods to needy families.

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  • Depreciation Reports – Our Position

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    Most strata council members are now familiar with the legislated requirement (Section 94 of the Strata Property Act (SPA)) that, with a few exceptions which do not apply to any Stratawest clients, every strata corporation in British Columbia must conduct a Depreciation Report by December 2013.

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  • Strata Owners and Insurance Deductibles

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    There were a number of news stories published over the past week regarding a very common practice of Strata Corporations.  The gist goes something like this: most buildings have bylaws which permit the Strata Council to charge back the cost of insurance deductibles (and in practice, amounts below the insurance deductible) to the owner of a suite where damage originates.  The most common example of this is when water flows from one suite to others.  Some feel that this practice is unfair, but it is very common.

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  • Stratawest Blog launching soon!

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    Welcome to the new www.stratawest.com.  Please stay tuned for improvements to this website over the coming months, as well as this blog space where we will post information relevant to strata corporations in British Columbia.  Here you will find news about changes to legislation, industry developments and events, and informative articles about the Strata Property Act and related legislation.

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