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Strategic Planning For Your Strata Community

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I’m one of those people that never goes grocery shopping without a list. I take the extra time (much to my partner’s annoyance) to plan my meals for the week and list all the ingredients I need before heading to Coles. If I don’t have a plan I end up wandering the aisles aimlessly trying to come up with meal ideas as I shop, only to come home missing a crucial ingredient, or to find I have bought a whole bunch of ingredients that don’t work together, or ingredients that I already have in the cupboard. Do you sometimes feel your committee’s approach to long term strata planning is like my grocery shopping without a list?

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Responsibilities of the Committee

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Every strata scheme in New South Wales must appoint an Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for the many things that have to be looked after, arranged and organised for the smooth running of a strata scheme. The administration of an owners corporation is generally undertaken on behalf of all the lot owners by a committee, consisting of a group of lot owners who are elected at the annual general meeting.

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Body Corporate Dispute Resolution – Queensland

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that disputes are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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Proposed Changes to Queensland Body Corporate Laws

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Queensland’s Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has recently considered a proposal put forth by the Property Council of Australia that would allow whole unit blocks to be sold to developers with the consent of just 75% of owners. Under current legislation, all owners within a strata scheme

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Dispute Resolution Victoria

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that disputes are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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Strata Technology – Time to Trade Up

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In today’s fast-moving world, immediate access to information and ease of communication are vital. If I’m travelling somewhere, I pull up Google Maps on my iPhone and see if there are any traffic delays or congestion on my route. If so, I pick another route,

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Dispute Resolution New South Wales

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that disputes are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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Proposed Changes to NSW Strata Laws

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In the first major alteration of strata laws since the Strata Titles Act was created in 1973, the NSW Government has proposed over 90 reforms that will affect some 2 million industry professionals, strata owners and residents living in strata schemes in New South Wales.

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Maintenance Plans: What’s all the Fuss?

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While not a requirement in all owners corporations, maintenance plans play an important part in the scheduling and budgeting for the upkeep of the building and common property. If you own a lot in a property that is a ‘prescribed’ owners corporation (ie over 100

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Clear communication is the key to a healthy strata community

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As any good relationship counselor will tell you, clear and open communication is the key to a successful relationship. After all, how can you keep your significant other happy when you don’t know what they expect of you, or if you don’t even realise that

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Parking Disputes

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There are several issues that frustrate residents in owners corporations, and one at the top of the list is PARKING!  No residents are permitted to park on common property without the permission of the owners corporation.  Parking is not normally permitted on the grass at

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New Features for Owners using the Stratamax Portal

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Some enhancements have been made to the Online Stratamax Portal including changes to the way committee members and lot owners log on. From the 23rd June 2015 owners and committee members will be required to create “User Accounts” rather than using the existing method of

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Smoking on Balcony Units

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Smoking on balcony units in QLD is increasingly becoming an issue that owners, occupiers and committees have to contend with on a daily basis as smoke drifts into the units of non-smokers via open doors and windows. Via their property manager, owners can stipulate that

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Lots of Leaks?

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You come home to find water gushing out of your lounge room light fitting, the light itself dangling precariously from the ceiling and the carpet providing a shudder-worthy ‘sloosh-sloosh-sloosh’ as you step through it. Sound familiar? A burst pipe, damaged waterproofing membrane, incorrectly sealed windows

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Reinvigorate your community with a little refurbishment

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Reality TV shows like The Block seem to be striking a chord with owners in strata, with the most popular content on our website being information about renovating. People are being inspired by what is possible when you have an eye for design and a

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