Tony Gioventu is the executive director of the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C. (CHOA), a consumer association in British Columbia with over 200,000 members comprising strata corporations, owners, and business members who serve the strata industry.
In addition to serving on numerous boards and committees for government agencies and industry associations, Tony is a weekly columnist for the Times Colonist, the Province and syndicated media across B.C. Since 2002, he has written more than 1,000 columns and information bulletins dedicated to condo living and is the co‐author of The Strata Property Act: A Practical Guide to Bylaws, and Understanding Governance: Strata Rules of Order and Procedures in British Columbia.
With offices in New Westminster, Victoria and Kelowna, CHOA provides service to its members throughout the province, promoting an understanding of strata living, and the interests of strata property owners. On average the association fields 300 inquiries a day from owners, strata council members, managers and agents, and delivers over 100 seminars annually on a variety of strata related topics including governance, operations and administration.
Condo Smarts: Be wary about council members who aren't owners or tenants
Condo Smarts: Strata and management firm cannot charge above fee limit for documents
Condo Smarts: Pre-counting and reporting ballots not permitted at strata meetings
Condo Smarts: Owner can be held responsible for deductible after flood
Condo Smarts: Repair resolutions can be bundled together to save time at AGM