Winter is coming! Are you ready?
We are pretty lucky as Strata Property Managers in Surrey and Metro Vancouver to not have harsh winters; due to our micro climate as a result of our proximity to the ocean. However, winter still comes even if only for a few days a year. In those few days if your strata has not been maintained properly a great deal of damage can occur.
I had the pleasure last week of attending a seminar put on by Invictus on snow removal, ice prevention, and de-icing. This is probably one of the hardest things for us as strata property managers and strata councils to budget for in Surrey and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Most years we have very little snow, and then WHAM a whole lot all at once in a couple of weeks. It is almost impossible to predict... in fact as there can be years between needing snow removal for some stratas, it may not fall under the description of a operating expense as defined by the Strata Property Act of British Columbia.
Invictus did a very good job of presenting and bringing together specialists to speak on the subject. I was so impressed I asked them to send me some information for my blog. Attached in PDF format is their Top 4 Things That Catch Property Managers Off Guard. It is sesinct and informative. Please read it. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Obsidian or Invictus.