EV charging infrastructure for condominiums
Electric Vehicles are Coming - How to Prepare Your Condominium for the Surge
Mar 31, 2022
When considering the addition of EV charging infrastructure for condominiums, there are a number of things that need to be taken into account. It's a large project that can be overwhelming for any board, but if you follow these steps the process should be simpler.
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.
Essential Condo Board Roles
The Five Essential Condo Board Roles
Jan 17, 2022
There are five essential condo board roles that need to be filled for your community to succeed. learn what they are and what each role is responsible for to determine which suits you best.
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What Should you Expect from Residential Property Management
Dec 21, 2021
Not all residential property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great residential property manager.
How to Create Condo Policies That Make Sense
Oct 29, 2021
Condo policies are necessary in any corporation, but if they aren't well thought out or properly implemented, they can create more problems than they solve. How do you change condo policies? What can your board do to be certain that the condo policies you establish do the job they were intended to do?
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Corporation Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them
Oct 27, 2021
For board members, special assessments are typically unwelcome necessities. They are primarily needed because reserves have been underfunded and must be supplemented to pay for large capital projects such as replacing roofs or mechanical equipment.
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Important Changes to the Condo Act
Oct 19, 2021
More amendments are coming to the Condominium Act, 1998 and they take effect on January 1, 2022. Like the modifications made in October of 2020, the new condo act changes see the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) once again expanding.
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Condo Corporation Reserve Funding Strategies: Ensuring Your Budget's Success
Oct 06, 2021
As a board 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.
Effective Training: The Development of a Successful Property Manager
Aug 06, 2021
Comprehensive training gives your property manager the tools they need to support your board and resident needs, while creating operational successes.
Making the Right Vendor Decisions
Making the Right Vendor Decisions
May 21, 2021
When your property begins the process of hiring a vendor, you want to ensure that you're making the best choice possible for your community's benefit. A good vendor will execute your vision on time and budget, whereas a not-so-good one can be the source of lousy quality, unexpected delays, inconvenience, and a whole lot of headaches!