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The Province of British Columbia hosts this strata housing website to provide basic information to strata council members, strata owners, strata renters and residents.
To subscribe for updates to the Province’s strata housing website:
- enter your email address in the Subscribe function text box (at the bottom of this webpage for mobile devices; in the right-hand column for computer users).
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- What's included by subscribing?
- View recent updates (beginning December 21, 2021)
What's included by subscribing?
If you would like to be notified by email when information is added or updated on the Province's strata housing website, including changes to strata legislation, you can subscribe for updates. Subscribers will receive occasional emails (perhaps two to three times a year).
Examples of updated information:
- changes to strata legislation and regulations
- updated or new information on the Province's strata housing website, for example, strata insurance
Updates to the Province's strata housing website, with links to specific strata housing web-pages.
Effective November 1, 2023, when approving the budget at the annual general meeting, strata corporations and sections are legally required to contribute a minimum of 10% of the operating fund to the contingency reserve fund (CRF). Owner developers will also have to contribute more to the CRF for new strata developments. Please learn more on the webpages for the contingency reserve fund, new strata developments and changes to strata legislation.
Effective April 1, 2023, strata corporations and sections will have to provide a summary of their insurance coverage on the Form B: Information Certificate. Please learn more on the webpages for Form B: Information Certificate and changes to strata legislation.
The Provinces strata housing website was updated as strata legislation is now the responsibility of the new Ministry of Housing.
Webpages were also updated including changes to strata legislation, Form B: Information Certificate requiring a summary of the strata corporation and section's insurance (effective April 1, 2023) and new minimum annual contributions to the contingency reserve fund effective November 1, 2023. Minor updates reflecting the CRF changes were also for made for budgeting and strata fees and new strata developments.
The Province's strata housing website (85+ web-pages) was updated to reflect strata legislation changes which became effective November 24, 2022. Changes include: adding an age-restriction bylaw web-page and removing the rental-restriction bylaw web-page. Pages which were substantively updated include: the voting process, changes to strata legislation, tenants in stratas, landlords in stratas and short-term rental bylaws for stratas. Another 15+ pages had minor updates including preparing for a general meeting and conducting a general meeting.
Effective November 24, 2022, no strata rental-restriction bylaws are allowed. Please learn more about renting in stratas and in changes to strata legislation. Strata corporations and sections may still have bylaws that restrict or ban short-term rentals.
Effective November 24, 2022, only 55+ age-restriction strata bylaws are allowed. Please learn more in strata age-restriction bylaws and changes to strata legislation.
Effective November 24, 2022, strata corporations may hold annual and special general meetings by electronic means or by a hybrid method, without needing to amend (create) a strata bylaw. (This was initially allowed during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been enabled permanently). Please learn more in the voting process, preparing for a general meeting, conducting a general meeting and changes to strata legislation.
Updated strata housing web-pages with B.C. Public Health direction:
- Covid-19 information related to strata housing
- Covid-19 links for strata housing owners and residents
Clarified on the strata council meetings web-page that strata councils must inform strata owners residents as soon as feasible about upcoming strata council meetings.
Find it fast: a handy site map listing all the strata housing webpages.
Disclaimer: the information on this website about strata housing is provided for the user’s convenience as a basic starting point; it is not a substitute for getting legal advice. Learn more about the site’s purpose and limits.
The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: January 24, 2023.