STRATA MANAGEMENT LICENSING GETS FAILING GRADE
For Release February 4, 2013
BC strata owners think it is time for the provincial government to review BC’s strata management licensing and discipline requirements. In a recent survey almost 90% of owners surveyed support such a review.
The provincial government introduced strata management licensing 7 years ago and assigned administrative responsibility to the Real Estate Council of BC. In response to complaints from strata owners about weak licensing and discipline standards the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association recently conducted a survey of strata owners across the province.
Strata owner concerns revealed in the survey include:
“Mandatory licensing of strata managers was an important step taken in 2006”, said Sandy Wagner, VISOA President. “However, we still need effective consequences for strata managers who abuse owners’ trust and property rights”, she said. “VISOA will continue to advocate for improved accountability for strata managers and those who license them”, she added.
There are more than 530,000 strata properties in the province. Over 60% of them are in strata corporations that use licensed strata managers. The remainder are self-managed.
- Maple Ridge
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