Alteration Reviews

Alteration Reviews

Questions about Owners wanting to build a Secondary Suite, Rent the Clubhouse or Close the Playground?

Alteration Reviews are independent opinions of a proposed alteration to strata property, limited or common, or within a strata lot if it complies with land use legislation and/or building codes. This is beyond a review of what is required under the Strata Property Act. The review meets the Consulting Standards created by the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Alteration Reviews are complex documents based on a detailed understanding of the various facets of land use regulations and building codes.  

The appraisal staff of Bramwell & Associates has created an efficient system to identify the Strata Corporations’ land use schedules, planning designation, and title, including the development permit when required.

The inspection staff at Strata Reserve Planning have the expertise to describe the local building code requirements that may apply to the alteration discussed in the report.

The review also outlines the requirements required to meet the conditions the city would most likely approve the alteration if possible. This allows Strata Corporations to use independent fact-based documents to create policy and resolve contentious alteration conflicts.

The second phase, or Alteration Condition Assessment, reviews any alterations that are under construction or completed to determine if they meet the terms of the Alteration Review. We can also prepare reports on proposed alteration requests. A report with photos will be forwarded to the Council with our analysis. 

This service is provided to help Owners maintain their value in the development. When Owners are allowed to work outside municipal regulations, it impacts the image and, therefore, the market value of the entire community. If owners are permitted to operate outside the Building Codes, it creates a liability for the Strata, with far-reaching impacts such as voiding insurance policies. Having independent analysis to make a fact-based policy will support maintaining Market Value.

Call us today at 604-638-4960 to help us solve your issues beyond the interpretation of the bylaws and the Strata Property Act.

Accurate Physical Inspections, combined with Informative Analysis, leads to Realistic Funding Solutions.
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