• 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.
  • 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.
  • Strata By Laws guide
    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.
  • Middle aged man repairing burst pipe,plumbing, focus on foreground
    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.
  • two people standing in safety gear
    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.
  • 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.
  • moving boxes
    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.
  • garage sale on common property
    Thinking of organising a garage sale on common property? Here’s what you should consider.
    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.
  • two people sitting at desk during a meeting
    Plan for the future…is your strata maintenance plan in check?
    Having a budgeted for, well-planned and executed maintenance plan is an asset to any property owner – and no more so than in Strata where the burden of the cost is fairly contributed to and shared by the community.
  • The Owners Corporations Amendment Act 2021:
    The Owners Corporations Amendment Act 2021:
    About half of all fires in the home start in the kitchen, and more than 4 in 10 of all deaths from fire happen during winter
  • Electricity safety check
    Gas and Electricity Safety Check
    About half of all fires in the home start in the kitchen, and more than 4 in 10 of all deaths from fire happen during winter
  • Owners Corporation Act Changes 2021
    8 key points that strata property owners must know about the Owners Corporations Act amendments 2021
    In an effort to improve upon existing legislation and further protect those who are a part of owners corporations, the Victorian Parliament passed the Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment Act 2021. The amendments will come into effect on the 1st of December 2021.
  • water leak in strata
    Who is Responsible for Water Damage in Strata
    Understanding your responsibilities is key, because prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to water damage
  • strata living
    Why has strata living been an important feature of the Australian housing landscape lately?
    Strata living has moved on from the traditional townhouse complex and has grown to include the lucrative market of apartment living giving consumers the option to affordably move closer to city centres
  • Residential Tenancies Law
    New 2021 Residential Tenancies Law – are you prepared?
    On the 29th of March 2021, the Victorian Government’s New Residential Laws came into effect, which includes over 130 standard rental reforms. This signals some important […]
  • solar power
    Think solar power is a home-owners game? Think again.
    New laws are opening the door to millions of Australians seeing their strata community go solar. New South Wales has taken steps to make it drastically […]
  • Dealing with strata building defect
    Dealings with Defects: A 2021 Update
    Propelled into the headlines by the Lacrosse Apartments fire and the Opal and Mascot Towers cracking issues – building defects have sent shivers down the spines […]
  • Airbnb hotline to address noisy neighbours
    Social Mediation. The technologies improving strata disputes
    The introduction of an Airbnb hotline to address noisy neighbours has sparked debate within the strata sector about how strata community residents communicate with one another. […]
  • Strata Insurance
    Have you got watertight strata insurance? Experts are concerned…
    As parts of Australia brace for the continuation of a wild wet season, with storms and cyclones expected to bring plenty of rain – it’s time […]
  • embracing Australia’s multicultural strata community
    Changing Communities: Embracing Australia’s Multicultural Strata Community
    “For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. Australian society is no stranger to cultural change, we’ve even written songs welcoming it… […]
  • summer balcony
    A summer like no other on a strata balcony: things to remember
    Following Christmas and New Year celebrations at home in most parts of Australia, it certainly appears that it’s going to be that way for the rest […]
  • Wild summer weather
    Wild summer weather – a strata community guide to get you prepared
    Summer can be an unpredictable time for strata communities. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected and that’s certainly the spirit of […]
  • Mail theft
    Mail and package thefts – how to deliver security to your building
    Stolen mail and packages aren’t new problems for strata communities to be dealing with, but it’s the scale of the modern problem that requires our attention ahead of this Christmas period.
  • Pool Safety
    Strata pool safety in the spotlight
    rity issue for strata communities to manage heading into summer, but this year there’s a real sense of urgency and importance about swimming safely.
  • A holiday season like no other
    ‘A holiday season like no other’ – A crash course on how COVID has changed short stays in strata
    Are you planning to let your strata property out on Airbnb this summer? You might want to do your homework. Like everything it touches, the year […]