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Airbnb and Your Strata.

In November, 2014 CBC News reported that a resident homeowner was surprised to find that apartments in her East Vancouver strata building were being used for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Airbnb is an online vacation rental service. Airbnb disrupts the traditional vacation rental model by allowing people to rent out their homes – or even spare rooms – nightly, weekly and monthly. Continue Reading…

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BC strata fines family over noisy kids

CBC.ca recently reported that a family with two young children, living in an Abbotsford, BC strata, has been fined twice for excessive noise. The family has also received final notice from their strata’s Property Manager that further complaints will result in fines “without warning”. Continue Reading…

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Reviewing MiCasa’s Performance In An Emergency – Champlain Ridge Fire

In 2013, Champlain Ridge (strata number VR1241), experienced a 4-alarm fire. Nobody was injured during the fire; however, many units were damaged and deemed inhospitable.

At the time, some residents were informed that they could not re-enter their homes for up to 18 months.

Shortly after the fire I wrote an article for MiCasa that documented the unfortunate event, and helped raise some awareness of the issues faced by residents affected by the blaze. Continue Reading…

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A New MiCasa Website for an Exciting New Year

Today we’re really happy to announce the release of the new MiCasaHQ.com website.

The new website is a result of a recent company review by MiCasa’s founders. We’ve put together an ambitious roadmap for MiCasa in 2014 that involves a lot of movement on the company side and a great deal of evolution on the product side. Continue Reading…

Document file types

Upload larger files, upload any file type

We heard that some MiCasa customers were experiencing trouble when uploading larger files using slower internet connections. As a result, we recently made some subtle but very important improvements to MiCasa’s document upload system. Continue Reading…

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Search: An easier way to find your documents

More customers than ever are using MiCasa to organize strata documents, resulting in larger document libraries that ever before. We’ve noticed that as MiCasa document libraries grow, documents become harder to find. MiCasa’s document management system needed some love. Continue Reading…

MiCasa Document Tags

Introducing Document Tags

Document management is at the very heart of MiCasa. So when the council and PM from fire affected Champlain Ridge asked MiCasa to help better organize their rapidly expanding strata document library, we accepted the challenge.

MiCasa currently organizes documents in compliance with the Strata Property Act: each document uploaded to MiCasa is placed in a category that is consistent with “real world” record keeping outlined in The Act. Continue Reading…