Resident Resources

 

 

BC Assessment Authority – www.bcassessment.bc.ca

- Find information on property assessment in BC. You will also find a FAQ section which answers common questions asked by property owners

 

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – www.cmhc.ca

- Find information on buying a home, mortgage loans and insurance , renovations, building and design, housing market trends and more.

 

Condominium Home Owners Association of BC – www.choa.bc.ca

 

Residential Tenancy Office – http://www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

- A valuable site for both landlords and tenants. This site provides information regarding current legislation and documents relating to the rental of properties.his site

 

Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First time buyers program exemption – www.rev.gov.bc.ca/rpt/

- Exempts qualified first time buyers from paying the Property Transfer Tax which is 1% on the first $200,000 of market value and 2% on the remainder on homes priced up to $425,000 in the GVRD.

 

BC Home owner Grant – http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/property_taxes/home_owner_grant/basic_hog.htm

- Reduces property taxes by up to $570.00 on properties with an assessed value of up to an assessed value up to $780,000 and continues on a sliding scale up to $840,000.

Extra discounts apply for seniorsBC Home owner Grant

PST Exemptions for Energy Conversation  - http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Consumer_Taxes/Residential_Energy/residential_energy.htm

Exempts energy efficient materials including double–glazed windows, insulation, draft reducing materials , furnaces, boilers and related from the PST. Terasen Gas Energy Star Qualified Heating System Upgrade –   www.terasengas.com

    Provides coupons and rebates of up to $1000.00 towards the purchase of a new Energy Star qualified gas heating system as well as gas bill credits.

 

Buy-back Program – http://www.bchydro.com/rebates_savings/fridge_buy_back.html

 Rebates BC Hydro customers $30 to turn in their old inefficient second refrigerator.

 

Strata Property Act – http://www.fic.gov.bc.ca/responsibilities/strataowners/act_regulations_forms_standardbylaws.htm

- This site provides information regarding how strata properties are to be governed in BC.

 

Home Owner Protection Office – www.hpo.bc.ca

- Search a registry of licensed residential builders , find out more about home warranty insurance and get information on hiring a builder renovating or constructing your home.

- Provides grant assistance to owners of leaky homes including single detached, duplexes, strata councils, and housing co-op boards, who have repaired damage caused by premature building envelope repair.