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Why a strata corporation is on the hook for restoration costs in individual unit

May 12, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A strata corporation that tried to charge a unit owner $1,260 in water damage restoration costs has lost its case before the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal. In July 2019, an outdoor water tap failed, causing water to enter a

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What happens when your mechanic gives you insurance advice

June 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

After following up on their mechanic’s suggestion to file a retroactive insurance claim, a B.C. couple is now on the hook for an $800.75 repair job to their 2010 Toyota Prius. Blenda and Raymond Pilon made an auto insurance claim

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The latest flood peril: Do-it-yourself condo repair

February 26, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance professionals selling condo insurance might want to advise their self-styled handyman clients to consult an expert before taking on seemingly minor home alterations. A British Columbia strata lot owner is on the hook for more than $8,000 after accidentally

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Strata’s ‘quick fix’ repair doesn’t have to be perfect: tribunal

January 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia strata corporation is not negligent in attempting to fix a leaking skylight by re-caulking instead of replacing it, even though the skylight started leaking later, the province’s civil resolution tribunal found in a ruling released Tuesday. Karen