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Condo advice: Developer is not strata’s warranty provider

Warranty documents will provide details on how you file a warranty claim, the format you must use, where to send your claims and methods of delivery.

Dear Tony: Our strata corporation is three years into its warranty and as instructed we have been providing claims information to our property manager and developer.

We assumed these were valid claims because of warranty and we were instructed by the developer to notify of them with everything as they instructed us. To quote the developer’s representative: “for the first two years, file everything with us if you have any deficiencies or defects under your warranty.”

We are now a very confused and frustrated strata council. There have been numerous problems with our elevators and mechanical systems, our computerized hot water system is not functioning, and we have issues with several window systems on the south side of the building.

We contacted the developer

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Stratas shifting to 55+ presents 'massive loophole' in Property Act, Duncan condo owner says

A condo owner in Duncan says her strata opting to go 55+ will significantly impact not only her finances, but her personal life — prompting her to ask British Columbia’s premier to fix a “massive loophole” in recent changes to housing legislation.

Brianne Pascoe, 30, purchased her unit last June. When she moved into the building it was 19+, but since then the government has made significant changes to the Strata Property Act with Bill 44 — including what some are calling a loophole upending the lives of buyers and renters.

That’s because Pascoe’s strata voted to restrict anyone under 55 from moving into the building, something other strata councils around the province have been doing ever since the changes came into effect last November.

The new laws aim to increase B.C.’s housing stock to help solve the province’s rental shortage, with changes to the Act scrapping rental restrictions, including

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