Congratulations on your new home!
We are proud to be strata managers for the community you are about to call home. We hope to make the move as easy as possible.
First things first, let’s get you signed up to pay fees by pre-authorized debit and your contact information to the strata manager.
1. Pre-Authorized Debit Form
2. Owner Information Form
3. Notify the Strata Manager about your move in date
4. Purchase additional or replacement keys
Now that the basic paperwork is out of the way, we expect you have a few questions.
Below are a few articles and announcements you may find interesting as a new owner in a strata community. More articles and announcements may be found at www.inspirepm.com/news.
Today we learned that we have been selected as a top three finalist in the the category of Ethics in Business! The winners in each category will be selected by a panel of third party judges, after reviewing the nominated businesses and interviewing the business… [Continued]
The province says stricter enforcement is necessary because a small number of British Columbians have been disregarding public health measures and continue to participate in indoor and outdoor events that increase the risk of transmission of the disease. “We can’t let the bad decisions made by a few erode the progress that we have made together,”… [Continued]
on July 16, 2020, the provincial government released details of a repayment framework to be put in place later this summer. This framework is intended to assist tenants and landlords in anticipation of the ban on non-payment of rent-related evictions being lifted on September 1, 2020. Beginning September 1, 2020, tenants will be required to pay their monthly rent in full.
The BC Government announced today that they are taking the "first steps" needed to address the complex issues that have led to the current insurance crisis which is leaving many buildings uninsured or only insured after as much as an 800% increase. Changes proposed in...
“I think what people often forget in this whole thing is landlords usually have only one or two investment properties … Most of the rules to protect tenants are to protect them against the big company that has 1,000 units and if 100 of them are vacant, they are going to survive no problem.” – Greg Bickert of Inspire Property Management
This month’s newsletter contains important advice about addressing strata fee and special levy arrears. This is an important subject for strata council’s and strata managers to be familiar. With the economic downturn and mass layoff we are all likely to encounter many owners struggling to pay their fair share of the costs to maintain the building and strata cooperation assets.
Limitation periods to commence court proceedings in British Columbia have been suspended, and statutory decision-makers have been provided discretion to waive, suspend or extend time periods related to their powers. This is good news for strata corporations concerned...
The Province of British Columbia has named property management an essential service, among many other vital service sectors necessary to support and maintain food, shelter, utilities, and health for British Colombians. With this classification our clients can feel comforted…
The City of Kelowna Fire Department announced today that they will be suspending enforcement of the statutory requirement for strata corporations and landlords to inspect and test in-suite fire safety devices. But, the Fire Department will require that if a strata or...
Like everyone else, once we have the social distancing on lock, there are a number of financial issues that come up. The three most frequent questions that have come up in the last few days are as follows: 1. How does the strata corporation pay for unexpected or large expenses like insurance premiums?…
The Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA) released a very helpful video to explain how to convene a meeting by restricted proxy. What the video below. For more helpful resources from CHOA, visit their “What’s Happening” page here: https://www.choa.bc.ca/whats-happening/
March 19, 2020 Letter to Inspire Property Management Clients Re: Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Cash Payments No Longer Accepted Dear valued clients, We are continuing to be proactive in our response to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the novel...