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July 2022 – Canada Day

July 2022 – Canada Day

Canada Day - July 1, 2022 On June 21st Canada celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day to honour the heritage, customs and contributions of Indigenous people’s native to these lands. Canada Day on July 1st is a celebration to commemorate Canadian confederation and...

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“Grandfathering” is a four letter word

“Grandfathering” is a four letter word

The term comes out of the American south where many states enacted laws to prevent African Americans from registering to vote. These states enacted voter registration laws that required registrants to pass literacy tests, own land, or other such strategies to create significant restrictions on men who may vote. But, because poor and illiterate white voters would also be barred from registering to vote under these laws, the laws included clauses that granted exemptions for any man whose grandfather was entitled to vote prior to the civil war. These clauses became known as “grandfather clauses” or “grandfathering.”

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COVID-19 Restrictions Eased on February 17

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased on February 17

The Province of British Columbia announced that restrictions in place during the pandemic will be eased beginning February 17, 2022. The Province announced: As we carefully ease some restrictions, people and businesses will be going at their own pace, for their own...

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Happy Family Day

Happy Family Day

Inspire Property Management will be closed in observance of Family Day on Monday, February 21, 2022. It is important that we spend time with our families. A statutory holiday is not necessary to do so. But, we also recognize that it has been difficult to maintain...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

This last year was a difficult year for most of us. But, we have much to be thankful for. We have received the praise and support of our clients and service providers, resulting in such impressive accolades as: Winner of 2020 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business...

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Electronic meetings enabled

Electronic meetings enabled

Effective December 20, 2021, the Province extended strata corporations’ ability to hold electronic strata meetings, without a strata bylaw authorizing this, until December 31, 2022 (at the latest).

The ability to hold meetings or hearings using telephone conference calls or an online application, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, helps strata corporations comply with the orders and recommendations of B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer.

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Junior Strata Manager (Penticton)

Junior Strata Manager (Penticton)

Penticton, British Columbia Inspire Property Management is looking for a junior strata manager or unlicensed strata manager trainee to join our small team of exceptional strata and rental property mangers. Some benefits of this position include opportunities for...

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Social gatherings banned in B.C., masks required indoors

Social gatherings banned in B.C., masks required indoors

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…
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Career in Rental Property Management

Career in Rental Property Management

Not currently hiring. There is a strong and vibrant rental property market in the Okanagan. in October 2017, Kelowna had the lowest vacancy rate in the nation at 0.2%. Penticton has seen similarly strong demand for rental housing and had a vacancy rate of 0.9%. This...

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Rent-Related Evictions during COVID-19

Rent-Related Evictions during COVID-19

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.

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Insurance Crisis: First Steps

Insurance Crisis: First Steps

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...

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Fischer & Company: Collections During COVID-19 Health Emergency

Fischer & Company: Collections During COVID-19 Health Emergency

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.

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Limitation Periods Suspended During Pandemic

Limitation Periods Suspended During Pandemic

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...

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