In British Columbia, a Strata Corporation Form B is a legal document that provides important information about a strata corporation. The Form B is also known as the “Information Certificate” and is typically prepared by the strata corporation’s property manager or strata council. A Form B is used by lenders to assess the financial viability of the strata corporation.
Any registered Strata Owner can request a Form B certificate from their property management or strata council. The cost of a Form B certificate is $35 (plus processing) and is collected on behalf of the property management company or the strata corporation, if it is self-managed.
A Form B can be ordered through the StrataPress portal for your Strata Corporation.
Login to the Strata Owners Portal here: Portal.Dashboard.com
The ‘Request Form B‘ button is found in the ‘Form B & Form F Certificates’ widget at the bottom of the main page of the dashboard.
Click the ‘Request Form B‘ button.
You need to know the following:
- Strata Lot Number
- Strata Unit Number (It’s on your front door)
- Parcel Identifier (PID#)
- Legal Lot Description
This information, if you don’t already have it, can be obtained from the BC Assessment website.
Find your property on the home page of the BC Assessment website and you will get the PID# and Legal Lot Description needed to request a Form B certificate.
Once you submit the information, your order summary will appear in the widget to the right of the Form B widget (see below).
Any documents the Property Manager or Council are required to provide will be automatically added to the order, but for Strata Owners, there is no additional costs for these required documents.
Once you click the ‘Submit Order‘ button, you have one more confirmation, then you will be directed to a payment page to pay for the order.
Once payment is made, you’ll find the order details at the bottom of the main dashboard page.
The order # appears on the order for reference. You can click anywhere on this order and view the details of what you submitted.
You will receive an email notification when the order is completed.
You can click on the link provided in the email notification or log into your account directly to download the Form B certificate.
Click the ‘Completed Requests‘ button found in the ‘Form B & Form F Certificates’ widget to access your order and download the documents.