Industry News

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This article from Business in Vancouver reveals crucial facts and numbers confirming serious lack of licensed Strata Managers in Lower Mainland.










Allowable Rent Increases for 2017

Residential tenancy rent increases that take effect in 2017 are allowed to a maximum of 3.7%
Manufactured home park tenancy rent increases that take effect in 2017 are allowed to a maximum of 3.7% plus a proportional amount



Al's Almanac

Al’s Almanac is intended to provide you with current information about the residential rental industry and tips to help you increase your success in this challenging business


Issue #40, December 2016
Did you know...

. . .  that several changes were made to the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulation earlier this month.  The major change now allows tenants to end a fixed term tenancy (lease) early without penalty where the person is fleeing family violence, or has been admitted to or assessed as requiring long term care.   See the December 7th 2016 “Special Issue” of Al’s Almanac for details.  There is also a comprehensive FAQ document
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Special Issue, December 2016

Government Proclaims Provisions Allowing for Early End to Fixed Term Tenancies (Leases)
Although passed over a year ago, on December 6, 2016, the BC Government brought into force changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulation that allow tenants with fixed term tenancies to end those tenancies early with proof from an authorized professional (“third party verifier”) that...
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Issue #38, September 2016

This issue I depart from the usual “Did you know . . .” lead-in.  One of the fun parts of this job is the interesting and varied questions I receive. 
Here are some of them – to paraphrase the (dumb) car commercials: “they are from real people, not made up!”


Q.  I have a one year fixed term tenancy agreement with my renters that ends in three months. I’d like them to stay; what do I need to do?
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Issue #37, September 2016
Did you know...

. . .   that on August 24, the Federal Government changed the medical marijuana regulations to allow anyone who has a doctor’s certificate to grow marijuana in their home – inside or outside?
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Issue #36, September 2016

Did you know...

. . .   the ins and outs of a two month notice to end tenancy?
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Issue #35,  July 2016
Did you know...

. . . the definition of a sublet? Of course!  That’s when a tenant moves someone in with her
 . . . or it is when the tenant rents out a room . . . or . . . maybe you’re not so sure.  Answer yes or no to the following questions.  (NO peeking at the answers!)
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Issue #34,  June 2016

Did you know . . .

. . . the Millenials are here – and they are very different renters?

Most define Millenials as those born between 1995 and 2012, so the oldest are getting close to renting their first home, or perhaps looking for their second. 
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PIPA and Strata Corporations: Frequently Asked Questions

Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Strata Managers  More details
Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Rental Managers  
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Rental Building Management Course Part 1 - Victoria January 25
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Rental Building Management Course Part 1 - Vancouver January 26

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Rental Building Management Course Part 2 - Victoria February 21
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Rental Building Management Course Part 2 - Vancouver March 21
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Rental Building Management Course Part 3 - Victoria March 22
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Rental Building Management Course Part 3 - Vancouver April 6
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PAMA Luncheon Seminar Smoking in Rentals and Stratas
When: January 18, 2017
Where: The Italian Cultural Centre 
More details and fees
The event is sold out 

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PAMA Christmas Luncheon and Awards video

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ON-LINE EDUCATION SEMINARS
PAMA is pleased to offer six seminar videos from Buildex 2015.  These are in addition to previously available videos and FREE to PAMA members

You need to sign in and create an account. PAMA  members please contact admin@pama.ca for member code. 

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LANGARA COLLEGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND REAL ESTATE PROGRAMS FOR 2016

PROP 1043 Advanced Strata Management Course

This applied course is designed for working strata managers. You will develop “handson”
knowledge and skills for problem solving. You will also acquire a deeper
understanding of how to handle everyday challenges pertaining to statutory compliance,
annual general meetings, council meetings, mixed-use stratas, budget preparation,
financial reserves, building maintenance, insurance claims, and time management.
Prerequisite: A current strata management license.
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Detailed information about REP requirements is available at the Real Estate Council web site
2017 Calendar of Re-licensing Credit Course
 
 


Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Strata Managers
Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Strata Managers