New to Inspire Property Management
We hope to make the transition from your current managers as easy as possible.
We are humbled and proud that your strata council has selected Inspire Property Management to be strata managers for your community.
This page is focused on the basic information and forms we need to efficiently communicate and so you will continue to pay your fees on time. We thank you for taking the time to fill out these forms.
- Is there anything else?
- Do I need to make an appointment?
- Didn't I give all this to the previous managers?
The above forms are what we need as soon as possible. But, every community is a little different and may require different information or forms.
Perhaps you have a pet that needs to be registered. Or need to request a new copy of the bylaws. Or have a problem with your irrigation that needs to be reported to the strata manager.
There are many forms that may be submitted electronically at www.inspirepm.com/clients or find other resources under Clients » Clients Resources from the top menu of this website.
As we get to know your community, many the forms may be updated to include information only needed by your community or exclude information that your strata council does not need. No log-in required.
Of course, you can always email your strata manager directly. They will answer your message and add the matter to the council’s agenda.
If you wish to drop off the form to us in person – we’d love to meet you!. But please call ahead to schedule a visit with your strata manager.
As a small brokerage there may be times during normal business hours that someone is unavailable to receive you. If you are in our area, but can’t reach your strata manager right away, please try calling our general inquiries extension at 778-738-0234 x 2 to confirm that someone will be available to receive you.
We are often asked why we need owners to agree to a new pre-authorized debit or provide their contact information again.
The simple answer about pre-authorized debits is that the contract you previously agreed to was between you and the previous management company. We need you to provide Inspire Property Management authorization to collect your strata fees by direct debit.
Likewise, this is a great opportunity to update the strata corporations contact information for you, since we may not be able to rely on the accuracy or completeness of the records we will receive from your previous management company.
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.
Best terms pricing developed when multiple insurers would each agree to submit their own bid to carry a portion of the total risk related to insuring a strata property — but the final premium paid by strata owners would usually be based on the highest of those bids, even if the majority of quotes were lower.
Public health orders limiting social gatherings indoors are now extended across B.C., and masks are required in all indoor public and retail spaces after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a new slate of public health orders for the entire province Thursday.
The new health orders go into effect province-wide from Nov. 19 until Dec. 7 at midnight…
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
In early 2018 the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal published its decision on The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2729 v Haddow et. al ("Haddow"). This decision dealt with the implementation of the new budget following an annual general meeting held after the new fiscal...
UPDATE: This decision discussed in this article was effectively overturned on September 20, 2018. Please see https://inspirepm.com/625536-b-c-ltd-v-the-owners-strata-plan-lms4385/ for the update. The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2729 v. Haddow et al was a...
Global News: Interview of Greg Bickert, Managing Broker re: Short-Term Rentals Time is running out for Kelowna residents to have their say on what they think of short term rentals. The city is seeking input before deciding whether it will enforce rules that forbid...
As we have every year since we opened our doors, Inspire Property Management is supporting United Way through the Maxine Dehart, Ramada Lodge, Drive-Thru Breakfast for United Way. If you donate to buy a breakfast during the fundraiser, you could be the lucky winner of...
Greg Bickert was recently interviewed for a Spotlight on Professionals. Greg was asked to discuss the Issues of Strata Management and gives insights on what to search for when looking to hire the best strata manager in Kelowna, B.C. Video Production by Buzz Your Brand...