More Isn’t Always Better

By Bill Roth, Roth IAMS & Alex Bouchard, BEST Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. A fundamental truth which has come to our attention time and time again is that having consistent and defensible data is vital to an Asset Management (AM) program.  The challenge faced by organizations is always the […]

Determining the Boundaries of Common Property: Implications for Repairs, Maintenance and Alterations

Determining what constitutes common property, limited common property and strata lot property has significant implications for both the repair and maintenance of your condominium, as well as the permissions that must be obtained before alterations can occur. Common Property, Limited Common Property and Strata Lot Property The boundaries of common […]

Approving Alterations to Common Property: Implications and Considerations

The following article was co-authored by Sat Harwood of Lesperance Mendes Lawyers. Strata councils are frequently presented with requests from their owners to make alterations to the common property or limited common property bordering their strata lot. Such proposals should not be taken lightly as the decision to approve such […]

What Makes a Complete Depreciation Report

BEST Consultants is pleased to present its second informative article. In our last edition we discussed important considerations when selecting your service provider. In this edition, we’ll speak about the Depreciation Reports, commonly referred to as Contingency Reserve Fund Studies (CRFS), and what makes a complete report as well as […]

Selecting a Depreciation Report Provider

Due to the recent changes to the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulations regarding Depreciation Reports, commonly referred to as Contingency Reserve Fund Studies (CRFS), BEST Consultants recognizes that early education about the CRFS and the new requirements will be an important step in facing the steep learning […]

Faulty Towers

Recently, Martin Gerskup was quoted in the July edition of Toronto Life Magazine in an article titled “Faulty Towers”. The article comments on the current state of the Condominium industry in the city of Toronto. Specifically, surrounding the recent headlines of falling glass, rising maintenance fees, and poor construction standards. […]