Useful Information

A Planned Community

Location

Located six kilometres south of Whistler, across Highway 99 from Function Junction, Cheakamus Crossing, with its open, elevated locale, offers excellent sun exposure and views.

The area is adjacent to an established network of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, and backs onto the Cheakamus River, minutes from both Cheakamus and Logger’s Lakes. The site features views of Black Tusk, Whistler peak, Mount Fee and surrounding ranges. Beyond the recreational opportunities offered by the neighbourhood’s incredible natural setting, Cheakamus Crossing also features community athletic fields and parks areas.

Olympic Legacy

Cheakamus Crossing will be a permanent, mixed-use neighbourhood. The neighbourhood will be built prior to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to house visiting athletes and their support teams. After the completion of the Games, this legacy project will house permanent Whistler residents, providing an affordable opportunity to live, work and play in the resort.

Approximately 200 townhomes and condominiums will be sold prior to the Games to Whistler residents on the Whistler Housing Authority (WHA) wait list. They will be price-restricted and tied to the CPI for an appreciation formula. Purchasers will begin occupying the units in the months following the Games.

The community will also include commercial space for basic services, an athlete hostel, an International Hostel, a High Performance Centre, and community recreation fields. Municipal bus service will be extended through the neighbourhood and a car cooperative is being planned.

Sustainability in mind

Featuring innovative design and development practices, Cheakamus Crossing is committed to a sustainable, compact, pedestrian-focused neighbourhood. It is designed to protect and enhance the natural wetlands in the region. Storm water rain gardens have been designed to detain rainwater run-off and care has been taken to preserve the natural surroundings of Cheakamus Crossing.

Cheakamus Crossing is one of only 20 Canadian developments designated as a pilot project for LEED-ND (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design - Neighbourhood Development). The LEED-ND program currently sets the highest standards in green neighbourhood design practices.

A heat exchanger has been incorporated into the waste water treatment plant, removing heat from the effluent and distributing temperate water throughout the site to each of the homes. While there will be a back-up system of gas-fired boilers, it is anticipated that the DES will be able to meet approximately 90% of the neighbourhood’s energy needs.

Neighbourhood Facts

Size of Development: 23 hectares/ 56 acres

    Types of Units (approximate numbers):

  • 152 townhomes / duplexes
  • 67 condominiums
  • 55 hostel units
  • 55 Whistler Housing Authority rental units
  • 20 market townhomes

Stakeholders

Cheakamus Crossing is being developed with the assistance of:

VANOC

VANOC’s interest is in the development of properties to house visiting athletes, teams and managers during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and to provide a legacy housing project for the community and the High Performance Centre legacy.

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)

Associated through its involvement with its wholly owned subsidiaries, Whistler 2020 Development Corp. and the Whistler Housing Authority, the RMOW seeks to ensure alignment with the Whistler 2020 Community Vision. The RMOW provides development approvals with involvement from Council.

Whistler 2020 Development Corp.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Whistler 2020 Development Corporation was created to build the Whistler Athletes’ Village for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and is responsible for the development, marketing and liaison with other interest groups.

Whistler Housing Authority

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Whistler Housing Authority is mandated to provide a range of affordable housing for the Whistler workforce, with a goal of housing 75% of the Whistler workforce in resort.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PROPERTY FEATURES

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Neighborhood Features:

  • Master Planned community designed with sustainability in mind – compact pedestrian-focused neighbourhood offering privacy, green space and a variety of housing types
  • LEED-ND – Cheakamus Crossing is one of only 20 Canadian developments designated as a pilot project for LEED-ND (Neighbourhood Development). The LEED-ND program currently sets the highest standards in green neighborhood design practices
  • District Energy System (DES) – decreases the use of conventional energy sources for hot water and heating
  • Mountain views and sunny location
  • Amenities:
    • Children’s play area
    • High Performance Training facility
    • Athletic fields and park areas
    • Retail and commercial convenience centre
    • Abundant recreation within walking distance
    • Transit service

Building Features:

  • “Mountain Contemporary” Design
  • In-floor and wall mount radiant heating system
  • Spacious master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Stainless steel, black or white kitchen appliances
    • Fridge
    • Oven
    • Microwave and fan hood
    • Dishwasher
  • Granite kitchen counters with granite backsplash
  • Wood grain laminate cabinet doors
  • Washer and dryer
  • Durable wood grain laminate and Quarry tile flooring
  • High quality nylon carpeting in the hallways and bedrooms
  • Window coverings
  • Ample parking and storage
  • 2-5-10 warranty effective upon completion of sale
  • CMHC insurable
  • Optional Features:
    • Solid wood cabinet doors (upgrade)

* Builder reserves the right to substitute materials, equipment and appliances of substantially equal or greater utility or quality for those specified in the Contract and Standard Features.

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THE BUYING PROCESS

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To help purchasers with planning, there are 6 simple steps that we recommend all waitlist applicants follow over the course of the summer of 2008 to be fully prepared to make an informed purchase decision in the Fall 2008.

  1. Update your mortgage preapproval
  2. Prepare deposit funds – 2% Fall 2008 increasing to 5% Fall 2009
  3. Identify which development you are most interested in
  4. Identify 1st and 2nd preference of properties that you would consider purchasing
  5. Attend site visits in August and September
  6. Review the Disclosure Statement carefully (will be available shortly)

Please call 604.938.9222 for more information.

10 Steps to buying at Cheakamus Crossing

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  1. Review Disclosure Statement: You must review this document prior to your sales appointment! You will be required to sign a declaration to this effect as part of your offer. The Disclosure Statements will be available online at www.cheakamuscrossing.ca or from our office. *You will be required to sign a declaration that you have read and understand the document prior to entering into a contract of purchase and sale.
  2. Property Selection: Be prepared. The sales appointment is a time to make an offer on an available property. Have your questions answered ahead of time and have thought about your property selection prior to your sales appointment. Sales will be updated daily on the website so you can follow the available properties from home or call our office. If you have any questions regarding purchasing at Cheakamus Crossing, please contact our office now.
  3. Confirm your Sales Appointment: Sales will begin on October 18th and continue to the end of November. You will receive 2 weeks notice of your sales appointment by email. Please contact our office to confirm you will be at your sales appointment. Everyone on the WHA waitlist for Cheakamus Crossing will receive a 30 minute sales appointment after which point we will move to the next purchaser on the WHA waitlist in priority order. If you cannot attend your sales appointment and wish to purchase at Cheakamus Crossing, you must contact our office to arrange a Limited Power of Attorney. This allows you to assign someone other than yourself to execute your purchase at your sales appointment. Contact our office if this applies to you.
  4. What to bring to your appointment: Social Insurance Number, Photo ID confirming your identity. Deposit (see below)
  5. Sales Appointment: Unless you hear otherwise, Sales Appointments will take place in our office in Function Junction at #104 – 1080 Millar Creek Rd. At the Sales Appointment, you will have the opportunity to make an offer on an available property at Cheakamus Crossing. All offers will contain a subject to financing clause.
  6. Financing: The subject to financing clause provides you with 14 days to return to your bank or mortgage broker and secure financing. You will need a copy of your contract and should ask your bank or mortgage broker if there is any other required documentation. Should you not be able to secure financing, contact our office ASAP and your offer will be collapsed. Once you have secured financing, you must return to our office and sign a subject removal form declaring that you have the necessary financing. At this point, your offer becomes firm and binding and your deposit of 2% is due and non-refundable.
  7. Deposit: A deposit representing an amount equal to 2% of the Purchase Price is payable on or before the date on which the Purchaser removes the Purchaser’s condition for financing. All deposits must be in the form of a certified cheque or Bank Draft. This means you have up to 14 days from the time you sign your offer to deliver your deposit to us. Yes you can bring your deposit to your sales appointment. Payable to “The Whistler Real Estate Company In Trust”.
  8. Choices: You will need to make the following choices at your sales appointment
    a. Appliance colours: white, black, stainless steel. (Stainless Steel will be standard unless otherwise specified by you).
    b. Upgrade: Kitchen cabinetry can be upgraded to real wood for an additional $2,500. Please note that this additional cost will not be included in the appreciation formula for resale purposes according to WHA policy.
  9. Second Deposit: A second deposit increasing the total Deposit to 5% of the Purchase Price is payable on or before November 27th, 2009.
  10. Congratulations: If you followed the above mentioned steps, you are now a Home Owner.

Description of Sales Documents

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Disclosure Statements

YOU MUST REVIEW THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT PRIOR TO YOUR SALES APPOINTMENT. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A DECLARATION TO THIS EFFECT. There will be one disclosure statement for each development at Cheakamus Crossing. This is a legal document providing detailed information regarding the development. This is where you will find the strata budget and strata fees among other important information. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office on 604 938 9222.

Contract of Purchase and Sale

This is a standard document for all purchases at Cheakamus Crossing. During your appointment we will complete the contract specific to the property you are purchasing and all parties who are going to be registered on Title will need to sign it. Note: purchase price on contract will be inclusive of Net GST.

Receipt of disclosure

Included within the contract will be a page that you will need to sign to acknowledge having received, read and understood the disclosure statement.

Subject removal addendum

All contracts of Purchase and Sale will be subject to you securing financing within 14 days. You will need to sign this form within 14 business days following completion of the Contract of Purchase and Sale, acknowledging that you have secured the necessary financing for your purchase.

Appliances & Upgrade addendum

At the time of your appointment you will need to make the following choices:
Choice for appliances: white, black or stainless steel (stainless steel will be standard unless otherwise specified)
Upgrade: whether you would like to upgrade the kitchen cabinetry from laminate to wood. The upgrade is offered at an extra cost of $2,500 across all properties.

Working with a Realtor

It is a legal requirement under the Real Estate Services Act that a real estate service provider disclose the nature of their relationship with all parties associated in a real estate trade. To help explain this, we will ask you to read and understand the document entitled “Working with a Realtor” which has been put together by the British Columbia Real Estate Association. This brochure explains the various types of relationships that consumers may have with a real estate broker and sales person. The section relevant to your purchase at Cheakamus Crossing is no agency relationship.

Agency Disclosure

This form is to verify that you understand that there is no agency relationship between Whistler Real Estate Co. as the broker and yourself as the purchaser.

FINTRAC

New federal laws and regulations dealing with money laundering and anti-terrorist financing that came into effect on June 23rd, 2008 require real estate agents and brokers to collect and verify personal information from buyers and sellers. These new regulations are part of federal legislation (Bill C-25) passed in 2007 that requires a number of industries, including real estate, to do more to help stop money laundering and terrorist financing. The regulations are enforced by the federal agency known as the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, or FINTRAC. To complete this form you will need to bring a piece of photo ID with you to your appointment.

Limited Power of Attorney (POA)

The Limited Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone else to execute your purchase at Cheakamus Crossing on your behalf. You would only need to use this if you were not going to be able to attend your sales appointment. Please call our office if this applies to you.

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FAQs for Contract Writing

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Q: What do I need to bring to my appointment?
A: You will need your Social Insurance Number, a piece of photo ID.
Q: How long will the appointment last?
A: Each appointment is scheduled for 30 minutes.
Q: What if only myself or my husband can make the appointment?
A: That’s fine. if you both want to be registered on Title of the property we can add the second person at a later date, subject to WHA guidelines.
Q: Why is GST charged on the purchase price?
A: The price is subject to 5% GST because this is new construction and will be the first legal transfer of title. This is a Government stipulation.
Q: Can you explain the GST rebate program?
A: The Federal Government offers a rebate program for new homes only if used as the primary residence of the purchaser. For homes priced at $350,000 or less, the purchaser is entitled to a rebate of approximately 36% of the GST. For homes priced above $350,000 and below $450,000 the rebate is calculated on a sliding scale. The full 5% GST applies for homes priced at $450,000 and above.
Q: How do I claim the GST rebate?
A: There is no need for you to do anything. The developer is able to collect the rebate on your behalf from the Government. So the purchase price in your contract will include the net GST payable. The Contract includes a clause regarding the GST rebate and your lawyer at closing will handle any additional paperwork pertaining to this.
Q: How do I apply for the First Time Home Owners exemption from the Property Purchase Tax?
A: This will be handled at the time of closing by your lawyer. Be sure to specify that you are a first time home owner to your lawyer.
Q: Are the deposits 2% and 3% of the price including GST?
A: Yes the deposit amounts will be calculated from the purchase price including the relevant portion of GST applicable.
Q: How will I know the exact deposit amount to get the certified cheque from the bank ahead of my appointment?
A: If you do not know the exact amount before your appointment, don’t worry. You will have 14 business days after signing the contract to get the bank draft or certified cheque for the exact amount to us.
Q: When do I need a lawyer?
A: You do not need a lawyer until completion of the transaction in 2010. The lawyer will register the legal transfer of the property in the Land Title Office and deal with the Property Transfer Tax due at that stage.
Q: What happens to my deposit if I change my mind?
A: Contract of Purchase and Sale Section 3(c) reads "If the Purchaser fails to complete the purchase of the Strata Lot, then the Deposit and all accrued interest thereon will be absolutely forfeited to the Vendor as liquidated damages, the parties agreeing that the same constitutes a genuine pre-estimate of damages."
Q: What happens to my position on the WHA waitlist after Purchasing at Cheakamus Crossing?
A: Based on the WHA policy, once you remove your subject to financing clause and your contract becomes firm and binding, your name will be moved to the bottom of the WHA list.

Information about the borrowing process

A pre-approval for a mortgage is the first step in purchasing a home. The next is to meet with your lender during the conditional offer period and get a final mortgage approval. Depending on your down payment, you may have what’s called a conventional or a high-ratio mortgage.

A conventional mortgage is a mortgage loan that is less than 80% of the lending value of the property. In other words, your down payment is at least 20% of the purchase price. Mortgage insurance is not usually required for this type of mortgage.

A high-ratio mortgage is a mortgage loan that is greater than 80% of the lending value of the property. This type of mortgage enables you to purchase a home with less than 20% down payment and usually requires mortgage loan insurance, of which the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is a major provider.

How does CMHC work?

CMHC is a crown corporation whose broad mandate includes programs to assist Canadians with housing matters. By law, financial institutions require that all high-ratio mortgages be insured against default. With mortgage loan insurance you can purchase a home with less than the 20% down payment normally required. Mortgage loan insurance protects the lender in the event that the borrower defaults on their mortgage. The cost for this type of insurance is in the form of a premium and can be paid in a single lump sum upon closing or it may be added to your mortgage and included in your monthly payments. Since most buyers do not have the extra cash on closing, it is most common for people to add the cost to the mortgage; interest is then paid on the insurance premium over the amortization period of the mortgage.

The premium charged by CMHC depends on the amount of down payment being made. The following is a summary of the CMHC insurance premiums for different down payment scenarios:

Down Payment CMHC Insurance Premium
5% 2.75%
10% 2.00%
15% 1.75%
20% 1.00%

 

Required Equity*

Your minimum down payment is 5% of the purchase price to be provided by your own resources (i.e. not borrowed). Gifts of cash from family members are considered an acceptable form of down payment; however where the minimum down payment is being met by way of a financial gift, the funds must be in possession of the borrower 15 days prior to completion. Borrowers are required to demonstrate, at the time of the application their ability to cover closing costs equal to at least 1.5% of the purchase price.

*In some cases it may be possible to use your RRSP for down payment. Check with your bank for further details.

Contacts for Mortgage advice

The following lenders are available to help you with your mortgage requirements at Cheakamus Crossing:

TD Canada Trust Erin Kennedy [email protected] 604-905-5500 ext. 226
  K. Andrew Smith [email protected] 604-905-5500 ext. 222
  Linnette Tsui [email protected] 604-905-5500 ext. 249
  John Nadeau [email protected] 604-905-5500 ext. 250
Garibaldi Mortgage Doug Mildenberger [email protected]gmi.com 604-905-1412
  Annie de la Chevrotiere [email protected] 604-905-1410
  Karen Garrett [email protected] 604-905-1413
  Eileen Craig [email protected] 604-905-1414
  Jason McLean [email protected] 604-905-1415
  Suzie West [email protected] 604-898-8302
  Melissa Sheridan [email protected] 604-898-5600 ext. 3
RBC Jonathan Decaigny [email protected] 604-935-7910
CIBC Chantel Jackson [email protected] 604-932-8835

 

STRATA PROPERTY

Each of the projects on the Cheakamus Crossing development will have its own Strata. Strata property is a form of interest in real property combining an element of fee simple ownership and common property owned as tenants in common.

As a Strata Property Purchaser, What Will I Own?

You will own your strata unit (known as a strata lot) in fee simple. The strata lot is defined in the registered Strata Plan. In addition, you become a tenant in common with respect to all common property and assets, in proportion to the unit entitlement.

What Does Common Property And Unit Entitlement Mean?

Common property simply means all property in the Strata Plan that is not shown to be in any Strata Lot. For example, hallways, open space around the buildings, elevators, playgrounds, pool and other recreational facilities.

Unit entitlement is more complex. This is the formula for deciding your share, as tenant in common, of the ownership in the common property. Of more immediate importance, unit entitlement determines your share of the costs involved for the common property.

Limited Common Property: An area of common property legally defined for the exclusive use of one or more owners.

What Is The Strata Corporation In Relation To a Strata Plan?

The Strata Corporation is the legal entity of which you are a member that represents and controls the common property within the Strata Plan.

What is the Purpose of the Strata Council?

  • To ensure that common expenses are collected
  • To maintain an adequate contingency reserve fund
  • To make sure that the common elements are maintained and repaired in accordance with the Strata Property Act
  • To ensure that the property manager, if one is employed, is carrying out its duties and responsibilities

What are the Duties of the Council Members?

  • To control, manage and administer the common property, assets and affairs of the Corporation
  • To effect compliance by the owners with the Act, the bylaws, the rules and regulations
  • To call and hold an annual general meeting every 12 months and to call and hold any properly convened extraordinary special meeting
  • To keep adequate records and allow inspections thereof on a reasonable notice
  • To make sure that the Corporation has attained sufficient insurance

What Can I Do as an Owner if I Don’t Like the Way Council is Running Things?

Twenty-five percent of the owners may petition the council to call a general meeting of the Strata Corporation who may then remove the Council, with a majority vote, and elect a new Council if desired.

What to Watch for When You Buy a Strata property

  • Check the strata plan to determine your strata lot boundaries.
  • Check your unit entitlement — for your share of operating expenses.
  • What are the monthly assessment fees and what expenses are included in the operating budget?
  • Examine the by-laws and rules and regulations
  • Check the amount and type of insurance of the Strata Corporation.

How are my Property Taxes Determined?

Each lot is valued annually by the B.C. Assessment Authority together with its proportionate share of the common property, based on market value.

What Happens if the Strata Corporation Does Not Look After the Common Property?

In the event of a dispute respecting minor items, you may refer the matter to arbitration. In the case of larger issues, one or more owners may sue the Strata Corporation or obtain a mandatory injunction.

Who Prepares the Operating Budget?

All owners are automatically members of the Strata Corporation and the Strata Corporation, through its appointed Council, manages the common property and assets of the Strata Corporation. However, if the Strata has a management agent, the Property Manager generally recommends the basis for the operating budget to cover each fiscal year of the Strata Corporation.

Am I allowed to upgrade my home?

As an owner you can upgrade your home. You may not be able to recuperate the costs of the upgrades unless a Building Permit is issued for the work that is undertaken. Only then may the WHA, at its sole discretion, permit the owner to increase the selling value of the home by the cost of the improvements.

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FAQ

Q: When will the properties be available for purchase?
A: The homes will be sold based on WHA wait list priority starting in the fall of 2008 and continuing until all properties are sold.
Q: How do I purchase a property?
A: First you have to be on the WHA wait list. Once on the wait list you will need to add Cheakamus Crossing to your wait list selections. Wait list members will then be offered the opportunity to buy the properties at Cheakamus Crossing as they come up for sale and according to WHA wait list priority. The wait list for Cheakamus Crossing closed on June 30, 2008. However, if you are still interested in purchasing a home in Cheakamus Crossing, we encourage you to join the WHA wait list now so that you will be eligible to purchase a home in the next round of sales.
Q: When can I move in?
A: All move-ins will take place after the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In May 2010, the Whistler 2020 Development Corporation will take back possession of the homes. Temporary walls (installed for the Games) will be removed and kitchens and appliances will be installed. The first move-ins will take place around June of 2010 and we hope to have everyone moved in by the end of 2010.
Q: Will Olympic and Paralympic athletes be living in my home before I move in?
A: Yes, all of the homes at Cheakamus Crossing will be used to house Olympic athletes and officials. A portion of the development will also house Paralympians and officials. Some homes will have temporary walls in the main rooms to make more bedrooms for athletes.
Q: What if my home is damaged during the Olympics?
A: All damage during the Olympics and Paralympics, except reasonable wear and tear, will be repaired before the new owners move in. All homes will have a final coat of paint applied after the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Q: What is involved in getting the homes ready to be occupied after the Olympics?
A: The amount of retrofit required will be different for each home. Most homes will not have kitchens or appliances installed until after the Games. Some homes will have temporary walls that require removal. Some of the apartments will require less retrofit and should be available for move-in earlier.
Q: When do I need to pay for my new home?
A: The final payment for your home will not be required until just before possession in 2010. In order to make a firm and binding contract to purchase a home you will be required make a deposit when you sign a contract in 2008 or 2009.
Q: Will I be able to smell the sewage treatment plant?
A: The RMOW is currently retrofitting the sewage treatment plant, located at the corner of Highway 99 and Cheakamus Lake Road. The retrofit includes a new a biological treatment system and a UV disinfection system Biosolids will be composted offsite, at the new transfer station on the Callaghan Valley Road, thereby eliminating one of the most significant odour sources. As well, the new odour tower will remove 88 percent of the volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Q: What restrictions will apply to homes at Cheakamus Crossing?
A: The employee housing will be occupancy, resale and rent restricted. The occupancy restriction will require that the properties are occupied by someone who is employed or self-employed for an average of at least 20 hours per week over the most recent twelve months and whose principal place of employment or business during that time is located within the boundaries of the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Retirees are also eligible for occupancy, provided that they were employed in Whistler for five of the six years prior to ceasing employment. The resale restriction will require that the resale value of the property will be controlled by the Whistler Housing Authority. When an owner decides to sell the property, the WHA Purchase Waitlist will be used to find the next purchaser.
Q: What does right of first refusal (RFR) mean?
A: When an owner is contemplating the sale of his or her home, the Whistler Housing Authority will have the right of first refusal and option to purchase the property. This tool has rarely been used but exists to ensure that the properties are sold in compliance with the Housing Agreement, the WHA Purchase Waitlist, and policies agreed upon at the initial sale of the home.
Q: Why is there a resale cap on the employee housing units?
A: There is a resale cap in order to maintain a stock of more affordable housing for Whistler resident employees and retirees. The objective is to start the price low and keep it low. The WHA calculates a maximum resale value for every resale restricted property. Appreciation on resident restricted housing is usually 1% — 3% per annum.
Q: Can I own other property as well as the employee unit?
A: NO. To qualify to purchase a restricted home at Cheakamus Crossing, a person must not own, either directly or indirectly through a trust, business asset, or otherwise, any interest in real property anywhere in the world unless: The Assessed Value of all the real property he or she owns does not exceed 60% of the i. Assessed Value of the Employee property, or ii. The real property he or she owns is: (1) less than 400 square feet in area, (2) less than 650 square feet in area and it is the principal residence of two individuals, (3) less than 850 square feet in area and it is the principal residence of that person and at least one child, or (4) less that 1,200 square feet in area and it is the principal residence of that person and at least two children; and that person agrees to sell his or her interest in the real property within the time period specified by the Municipality, or that person enters into an agreement with the Municipality with respect to the real property and the Employee property on terms acceptable to the Municipality in its sole discretion.
Q: Once I own the property, will I need to disclose who is living in it?
A: The Whistler Housing Authority may request an Occupancy Declaration from the owner in respect to the Employee property up to four times a year, but will usually do it once per year. As part of the Housing Agreement, the owner authorized the WHA to make such inquiries in order to confirm that the property is being used in compliance with the Housing Agreement, and the owner is required to provide the requested information to the WHA.
Q: Are these restrictions temporary?
A: NO. These restrictions will be registered with the New Westminster/Vancouver Land Title Office (LTO) and will remain on each resident restricted property in perpetuity.
Q: Am I allowed to upgrade my home?
A: As an owner you can upgrade your home. You may not be able to recuperate the costs of the upgrades unless a Building Permit is issued for the work that is undertaken. Only then may the WHA, at its sole discretion, permit the owner to increase the selling value of the home by the cost of the improvements.

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