- Pre-Delivery Information
- Possession, Closing and Move-in Information (coming soon)
- First Year Service/Warranty (coming soon)
- Activate your Hydro Account2 days prior to Possession Day (requires closing notice/dates): Please see section below under utilities for more info.
Lawyer Information for closing
You will need to engage a lawyer to facilitate the closing of the purchase of your home at Green. The firm will need to be in B.C. and should have experience in pre-construction multifamily sale closings (“new builds”). If you have yet to determine who you are using for your lawyer, we are happy to introduce you Spagnuolo & Company and Rachel Heidary who are offering a special pre-set pricing package for Green Homeowners. More information and the legal package available here.
Please ensure that either you or your chosen lawyer notify Green@qualex.ca (including your Strata Lot in the subject line) as soon as possible, and no later than thirty (45) days prior to the estimated Completion Date, with the name, firm and email address of your chosen lawyer representing your interests in the completion of the purchase. You will then need to inform your lawyer of your financing arrangements.
- a) Selecting Your Legal Representative
As part of the Closing Process and in accordance with the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser is responsible to retain a BC legal conveyance representative (lawyer or notary), other than Dentons Canada LLP, for the conveyance of the Strata Lot. (Addendum A, 2.0)
Working with the Vendor’s solicitor Dentons Canada LLP, the Purchaser’s Solicitor will prepare the documents necessary to complete the conveyance of title to the Strata Lot into the name of the Purchaser.
As a courtesy to our Homeowners, we have provided two legal packages being offered for Green on Queensbury. Please feel free to utilize one of these lawyers, or BC legal conveyance representative of your choice.
Spagnuolo & Company: Real Estate Lawyers or Heidary Law Group
Final Strata Lot size (preliminary vs. final surveys)
In the Disclosure Statement provided to you at the time of Purchase a Preliminary Survey by an accredited British Columbia Surveyor showed the estimated (pre-built) size of your Strata Lot. The Surveyor has since provided a Final Survey of the strata lots to determine final size. See how the two surveys compare.
For further peace of mind, your legal representative will confirm and compare Preliminary Vs. Final Survey sizes (as filed with the Land Title office at time of Closing) to ensure the home size is with the variances allowed for in the Purchase Agreement. (Purchase Agreement Schedule A 6.4 Area of Strata Lot). Please feel free to speak with your legal representative regarding and questions in this regard.
Elevator and Parkade Measurements
Maximum parkade entry clearance height will be 6 ’10”.
Elevator Dimensions: H 93 1/8″, W 78″, D 52″ | Door Opening 42″ X 84″
To schedule a move in/elevator booking, please contact email@example.com or call 604-726-7185.
What about home warranty?
For new homes covered by home warranty insurance in BC, please review the Residential Construction Performance Guide.
Heating, cooling, natural gas and water utilities are covered in your monthly maintenance fees. Please contact any other applicable utility providers (Tel/Internet/Cable/Hydro) to set up your accounts 2 days prior to possession. Homeowners are responsible for electricity payments starting on the date of Possession. Failure to set up an account may result in no power to the strata lot.
You can set up your BC Hydro account in the following ways:
Please call BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376 (toll free) and ask to speak with a customer service representative to set up a new account.
To set up your BC Hydro account online. Please note, you will need to create a new account online if you don’t already have an account with BC Hydro.
You will need your possession date, personal info and address (including suite number) to set up your utilities with BC Hydro.
Why am I receiving a City of North Vancouver utility bill?
At the time of purchase and disclosure statement filing, the City of North Vancouver billed water and sewer utilities fees to Strata Corporations. As such, your preliminary interim budget noted in the Disclosure Statement, listed a water and sewer expense amount, to which your monthly strata fees would contribute.
In November 2018 however the City of North Vancouver decided to require that water & sewer utilities in new residential buildings over 6 units will be billed directly to each residential unit and not to the strata. They then implemented this mandate in 2019.
As a result, Strata Lot owners are required to pay these utility bills per the City of North Vancouver. You should receive a prorated (time of occupancy only) bill for 2019 – typically around $80-$90.
In 2020 you will receive a bill for the full 2020 year amount.
Rest assured, the strata fee budgeted amount for this line item won’t be used and will become a surplus. At your AGM, the Strata Corporation/Owners can decide if they wish to transfer it to:
a) Contingency Reserve Fund at the end of the fiscal year or,
b) Use to off-set strata fees in the next fiscal year.
We appreciate that this recent change by the City, may be confusing. We hope the above helps clarify the matter. For further assistance, please see your bill or visit https://www.cnv.org/property-and-development/utility-rates/utility-account-information