Spring is here! And with spring comes the perfect time to get on top of your gardening. If you are part of the 2 million Australians who live in an apartment, the responsibility to maintain the gardens in your common property falls on the Body Corporate. Well maintained gardens in strata not only improve the overall aesthetics of a building, but also improves property values. Maintenance programs can be introduced to manage the constant up-keep of the community.
Maintenance programs can be implemented to ensure the constant up-keep of gardens in Strata are properly maintained. The program can include allowances for fertilizing, weed control, pruning, plant replacement and irrigation maintenance.
One of the most compelling reasons that Australians decide to live in Strata properties is the use of the shared facilities. Who wouldn’t want to spend their weekends in the sun on a roof top pool mingling with the neighbours.
Depending on which Strata property you decide to invest in, the ‘garden’ aspect of your common property may include swimming pools, spas, lawns, saunas, flowerbeds, BBQ areas and more.
If you’re a keen gardener living in a Strata property, you may be scoping out the garden thinking it needs some work. The garden may also be shared by hundreds of other tenants, so redesigning the garden to your liking may not go down to well! Any changes made to common property requires approval from your Body Corporate.
If you are a keen to get your hands dirty, in some smaller schemes, Body Corporate members can volunteer their own services. Naturally, professional services will involve some costs, these and other financial matters must be considered by the Body Corporate at the annual general meeting.
Improve the value of your investment by ensuring your strata gardens are well maintained. To make the switch to a Strata company that will work with you to improve the value of your investment, click here to contact SSKB today.