Communicating strata rules
Strata Rules: Why Clear Communication is Key
Mar 01, 2023
From rule creation to rule enforcement, the key to effective and reasonable rules is communication every step of the way. When owners understand why the strata corporation has certain rules and what the benefit of them are, it leads to happier residents. Not to mention a stronger community.
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Annual Tasks for Strata Councils
Jan 24, 2023
With so many things for a strata council to accomplish in a year, where should you even start? In this article we breakdown the important tasks you need to perform as a strata council.
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Five Traits that Make You a Perfect Fit for Your Strata Council
Jan 11, 2023
Are you considering joining your strata council?Here are five traits of the ideal strata council member and if they describe you, then you're ready to join!
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Managing Packages at Your Strata Corporation During the Holiday Season
Dec 05, 2022
Managing packages at your strata corporation has become a necessity and as the holidays arrive it's more important than ever to be organized for the onslaught deliveries. Read FirstService Residential BC's solutions to the manage holiday rush.
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11 Qualities that Make a Great Strata Management Company
Oct 26, 2022
While every strata corporation has its own unique needs, and every strata management company has a unique way of serving them, there are a handful of qualities that any great company should have. And if they don’t, steer clear.
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Strata Committees 101: Different Committees and Their Responsibilities
Jul 13, 2022
Do you know how strata committees help strata councils achieve success? Learn more about how your community can benefit from well organized committees.
Earthquakes & Tsunamis: What to Do and How to Stay Safe
Jun 06, 2022
If you live in British Columbia, you know that earthquakes are a common occurrence with an average of 3000 reported each year. While most are too small to feel, it's important to be prepared in the event you experience a larger earthquake or a resulting tsunami.
FirstService Residential’s Local Service Structure and Expertise How Your Community Benefits
Feb 24, 2022
At FirstService Residential, our mission is to make a difference every day for communities like yours, serving as your partner in its management, evolution and enhancement. It’s rewarding work that is built on strong relationships, grounded in our deep local market knowledge and strong industry experience.
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The Essential Five People On Your Strata Council
Dec 13, 2021
It takes a lot to build a great community. You need committed residents, a dedicated strata council, and a clear understanding of everybody's roles and responsibilities.
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Strata Corporation Contingency Reserve Fund Strategies: Ensuring Your Budget's Success
Oct 08, 2021
As a council member, one of your top responsibilities is to maintain and improve your community’s physical property. But it can be tricky to budget for new amenities like a dog park or gate houses, or shared, common-area assets that will need to be replaced or upgraded years down the line such as roofing or building facades.