Media Articles

June 27, 2022

Tips for Managing Difficult Owners at Strata Meetings

These past two years have been challenging indeed - on so many levels and in ways that have been impossible for anyone to anticipate and prepare for. And for rental property tenants and home owners the frustrations become even more prevalent when a small plumbing or building issue can’t be fixed for months on end. The increase in demand in the construction industry has lead to a shortage of labour and materials - not only in Australia, but throughout the world, and it is not over yet according to HIA Chief economist Tim Reardon who said “record low interest rates, coupled with home buyers’ desire for a bigger property during COVID-19, had created a rush for new home builds and renovations over the past two years” s Strata Managers we have seen all this unfold, and we understand our clients’ frustration, as we too have experienced it on a business and personal level. The emotional effects of lack of property maintenance (what we want when we want it or need it!) and the frustrations of delayed work are not to be underestimated.
June 22, 2022

Thine Shakespearean lens on Strata Management

Recently, Colin Grace, strata lawyer, commented on a common strata committee situation as “the oppression of the majority by the minority.” In too many strata plans, the “oppressive minority” tends to have the loudest voice and uphold the status quo. This is an issue when feuds between lot owners are entrenched and privilege is partisan.
May 26, 2022

Shared driveways – understanding your rights and responsibilities

These past two years have been challenging indeed - on so many levels and in ways that have been impossible for anyone to anticipate and prepare for. And for rental property tenants and home owners the frustrations become even more prevalent when a small plumbing or building issue can’t be fixed for months on end. The increase in demand in the construction industry has lead to a shortage of labour and materials - not only in Australia, but throughout the world, and it is not over yet according to HIA Chief economist Tim Reardon who said “record low interest rates, coupled with home buyers’ desire for a bigger property during COVID-19, had created a rush for new home builds and renovations over the past two years” s Strata Managers we have seen all this unfold, and we understand our clients’ frustration, as we too have experienced it on a business and personal level. The emotional effects of lack of property maintenance (what we want when we want it or need it!) and the frustrations of delayed work are not to be underestimated.
May 2, 2022

Who is responsible for gutter cleaning

These past two years have been challenging indeed - on so many levels and in ways that have been impossible for anyone to anticipate and prepare for. And for rental property tenants and home owners the frustrations become even more prevalent when a small plumbing or building issue can’t be fixed for months on end. The increase in demand in the construction industry has lead to a shortage of labour and materials - not only in Australia, but throughout the world, and it is not over yet according to HIA Chief economist Tim Reardon who said “record low interest rates, coupled with home buyers’ desire for a bigger property during COVID-19, had created a rush for new home builds and renovations over the past two years” s Strata Managers we have seen all this unfold, and we understand our clients’ frustration, as we too have experienced it on a business and personal level. The emotional effects of lack of property maintenance (what we want when we want it or need it!) and the frustrations of delayed work are not to be underestimated.
March 30, 2022

A Quick Guide to Enforcing Body Corporate By-Laws 

These past two years have been challenging indeed - on so many levels and in ways that have been impossible for anyone to anticipate and prepare for. And for rental property tenants and home owners the frustrations become even more prevalent when a small plumbing or building issue can’t be fixed for months on end. The increase in demand in the construction industry has lead to a shortage of labour and materials - not only in Australia, but throughout the world, and it is not over yet according to HIA Chief economist Tim Reardon who said “record low interest rates, coupled with home buyers’ desire for a bigger property during COVID-19, had created a rush for new home builds and renovations over the past two years” s Strata Managers we have seen all this unfold, and we understand our clients’ frustration, as we too have experienced it on a business and personal level. The emotional effects of lack of property maintenance (what we want when we want it or need it!) and the frustrations of delayed work are not to be underestimated.
February 28, 2022

Maintaining Maintenance and Our Sanity in the Current Climate 

These past two years have been challenging indeed - on so many levels and in ways that have been impossible for anyone to anticipate and prepare for. And for rental property tenants and home owners the frustrations become even more prevalent when a small plumbing or building issue can’t be fixed for months on end. The increase in demand in the construction industry has lead to a shortage of labour and materials - not only in Australia, but throughout the world, and it is not over yet according to HIA Chief economist Tim Reardon who said “record low interest rates, coupled with home buyers’ desire for a bigger property during COVID-19, had created a rush for new home builds and renovations over the past two years” s Strata Managers we have seen all this unfold, and we understand our clients’ frustration, as we too have experienced it on a business and personal level. The emotional effects of lack of property maintenance (what we want when we want it or need it!) and the frustrations of delayed work are not to be underestimated.
October 29, 2021

Safety first – the role of Safety Reports in Strata Communities

Safety first - the role of Safety Reports in Strata Communities Health and Safety is always a crucial topic, but for a strata community, it is particularly important to consider how it relates to the common property shared and used by all residents. The rules and regulations surrounding health and safety can sometimes feel lengthy and confusing with so many legislative obligations imposed on owners corporations/bodies corporate. In some cases, it may be difficult to understand what the requirements for compliance actually are. So, how can a Safety Report help clarify these expectations? Here is an overview of what to expect from a Safety Report, and how it can benefit you and your body corporate.
October 27, 2021

Strata Approval For Renovations – What is the process?

When you live in a strata property, holding a garage sale requires careful planning, but when approached correctly it can be very worthwhile. Here are a few points for you to be mindful of when organising a garage sale.
October 4, 2021

Moving in, Moving out – Proper Procedures and Etiquette

When you live in a strata property, holding a garage sale requires careful planning, but when approached correctly it can be very worthwhile. Here are a few points for you to be mindful of when organising a garage sale.