Condo owner resource centre

Do you own a condo, or are you thinking about buying a condo? Either way, condo life is full of intricacies that you should know about, from master policies to bylaws.

This resource centre dives into the unique considerations that condo owners face. Take a few minutes to review the articles below. If you have a specific question that you would like us to answer, please email us and we’ll do our best to respond.

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Tips when buying a condo

Buying a condo could be one of the biggest investments you make in your lifetime. It’s important you know what to consider and traps to avoid, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Square One has developed 15+ tips you should consider when buying, along with insurance considerations for your condo.

Condo Owners Protection from Square One

As a condo owner, it is important to protect your investment. Personal belongings, premises liability, and unit improvements all need to be insured against unexpected harm. Learn about all the benefits and how you are protected with Square One's comprehensive condo owner policies.

Condominiums: What they are and how they work

Learn all about condominiums. We explain how they work, including condo types, boards of directors, bylaws, and of course: condo insurance.

Condo board roles and responsibilities

Learn all about condo boards (a.k.a. strata councils), including their roles, responsibilities, powers, and how they work.

Who's responsible for condo repairs and maintenance?

Assigning responsibility for condo repairs can be complex. We explain how to decide when condo owners are responsible for repair costs (or not).

Condo fee guide

Learn all about condo fees (a.k.a. strata fees), including what they are and what they usually cover, from insurance to reserve funds.

Condos vs. apartments: what's the difference?

Learn about the differences between an apartment and a condo. We'll cover the definitions, the cost differences, plus common pros + cons of each.

Divided and undivided co-ownership in Quebec

Learn about divided and undivided co-ownership in Quebec, including how each works, the pros + cons, and insurance considerations.

Getting to know Quebec's Bill 141

Learn about Quebec's Bill 141, which impacts syndicates and co-owners in Quebec, including what's inside the bill and what condo owners need to do.

Considerations for condo and town house owners

If you are a condo or townhouse owner looking to buy in the near future, there are special considerations you will need to recognize when it comes to your insurance coverages. Square One explores how you protect condo and townhouse improvements, personal liability, contents, and more.