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Why are Alberta Condominium Corporation Insurance Premiums Increasing?

In early March, we invited our condo boards in Calgary to come out and hear the latest on insurance renewals. The insurance industry worldwide has been reacting to a perfect storm of too much risk and too many claims; it’s made them unprofitable in their property insurance business. Thanks to our friends at BFL Canada for their research and partnership. For every $1 collected in premiums, insurance companies paid $1.67 in claims. Based on our partner BFL Canada’s data from […]

Alberta Courts Rule Against AirBnB & VRBO Short-Term Rentals in Condominiums

On February 27, 2020, the Alberta courts made a decision that prevents condominium owners from using their units as short-term rentals for websites like AirBnB & VRBO. Owners who use those services to get short-term “renters” are considered the same as running a hotel. Condominium’s that have bylaws that prohibit a unit’s use for commercial use are able to ensure owners cannot have short-term renters in their property in exchange for consideration. Interested in reading the judgement? Click here. This […]

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How does a Condominium Builder Transition Their Properties to the Condo Owners & Board?

Property Managers are vital partners for condo building developers. A property manager’s key role is to ensure a smooth transition of ownership to condo owners from the developers as they take possession of their individual units and form their first condo board. This morphs into working together with the board on an ongoing basis to continue to maintain its brand new building and ensure proper corporate governance. Auburn Rise Phase #3 Opening in Calgary Congrats to our partner Logel Homes […]

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BFL Canada Insurance Seminar for Condo Corporations & Landlords in Calgary, March 3

Along with our partner, BFL Canada, we’re excited to present a seminar on the current market conditions affecting insurance premiums, deductibles, and coverages. “Current Insurance Market Conditions and how this is affecting Corporation and Landlords.” This is an exclusive presentation for Board Members and Landlords of Buildings professionally managed by Magnum York Property Management Ltd. When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 For: Magnum York clients — Condo Board Directors, Investment Owners & Landlords. Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Best […]

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How do Jan 1, 2020 changes in Alberta’s Condo Property Act impact owners and condo boards?

Introduced in December 2014, Alberta introduced sweeping changes to the CPA Condominium Property Act. These proposed changes were put into Bill 9, with the Alberta government introducing them through 3 phases. The first phase of changes came in 2018 which improved consumer protection. Readers Notice: The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The second phase […]

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Condo Management: The Magnum York Advantage In 7 Steps

If your condominium board could use some help, consider the Magnum York MYAdvantage. For the past 25 years, we’ve been providing condo management services across Alberta for properties large & small. We’ve got the expertise to care for everything related to your property. Learn about the MYAdvantage we can provide you in 7 steps!   1. Have you found your accounting expert? We’ve got the expertise to help you stay on top of your condominium property finances. From paying expenses […]

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6 Questions Answered For Condo Developers in Alberta

For this post, we decided to answer some common questions for condo developers in Alberta. Magnum York Helps with the transition from developers to the owners and make is a smooth process. For more on this transition read this post and also visit our developers page for further information. Enjoy this read and reach out to us if you have any further questions, also if you would like a quote we will send you one within 24 hours.   1. […]

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Take your Condo Board From Good to Great

    Let’s say you and your condo board are doing pretty well. You meet regularly and communicate decisions effectively. Your finances are on the up-and-up, and your building doesn’t seem to be falling apart. Things are… good. But maybe thoughts of a flooded parking garage keep you up at night. Or the windows and doors are starting to show their age, or maybe the owners are feeling strained by an unexpected special assessment. Maybe things are good now, but […]

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Compostable Organics: What your Condo Board Needs to Know

In the fall of 2016, the City of Calgary announced the implementation of an expanded recycling bylaw which will affect all multi-family residences in the city. This bylaw will require properties to have both recycling programs, as well as green bins for compostable organics collection systems as part of the waste collection infrastructure. With the rollout of this new mandate, there is going to be a significant increase in landfill tipping fees associated with garbage removal, making it even more […]

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How to Hire Condo Property Managers in Four Easy Steps

Magnum York Condo Building Management Hiring a property manager is an extremely important decision. Having the right person overlooking the day to day operations of your property and building should be able to ease the stress that comes along with managing a Condominium Corporation. Especially with all the specific rules and laws you need to be aware of on a day to day. This article will help when you are looking to hire condo property managers. It’s easy to send […]