Charles Terrace
Partners in Your Success
Advice from many sources can help you care for your property. Even if your co-op looks in ship shape, you can always learn something new.

Caring for Your Buildings

Housing co-operatives have just one valuable asset: their property. So it makes sense to take care of it.

A well-kept housing co‑operative has prouder, happier members who love their homes. It’s a place where other people want to live. And one that will serve generations to come, far into the future.

The catch is that maintaining your property takes planning, follow-through and money. Check out these resources on building maintenance, capital planning, curb appeal and more. This is your gateway to becoming a co‑op that you can’t help bragging about.


CHF Canada On-line Resource Centre

CHF Canada

Guide to Building Condition Assessments and Reserve Fund Studies

Agency for Co-operative Housing

CHF BC Group Buying Program


BC Housing Provider Kit - Managing Housing Assets

BC Housing

Request for Building Condition Assessment Bids Template

Agency for Co-operative Housing

Glossary of Housing Terms: The A to Z of Housing Terms



Better Buildings

Co-op members deserve a well-kept, attractive building that will last. Perhaps your co-op is underspending on the property. Or  spending too much on the wrong things.

Find out how you’re performing, compared with others. Don’t leave your co-op stranded at third base.

Management Type

Today the trend in co-op management is toward management companies. Employee staffing is down by five percentage points since 2014. In 2017, volunteer-only co-ops make up half the share of our clients (4%) that they did in 2007.