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Body Corporate Manager Owner Tenants

What are the Responsibilities of a Building Manager?

You’re not happy. The entrance light to your unit is on the blink and the swimming pool pump doesn’t seem to be working properly. Now what? Relax …  your trusted Building Manager is probably on the case already and will …

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Fire safety Maintenance Owner Tenants

Do your smoke alarms meet the current legislation?

Too often we read about the costly and sometimes tragic consequences around the issue of smoke alarms. The simple fact is, alarms need to be tested on a regular basis, replaced when required, and never disengaged – regardless of how …

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Residential

Party time! Your rights and responsibilities

So, you want to invite a few friends over for a big event. Maybe you’ve got something going on outside your door or under your balcony (Gold Coast 600 fans, this is for you). Or maybe you just want to …

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Residential

How To Manage Parking Dilemmas At Your Complex

If you’ve lived in a strata complex for more than a few months, you’ll be well aware of the premium you and your fellow residents place on parking spaces. Regardless of the age or size of your building, in a …

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Residential

The “New Normal” of Assigning Management Rights

Depending on the size of your apartment complex, you may have a live-in building manager. If this is the case, your manager will have bought the “management rights” to your building, which they will run as a business on-site.

A …

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Residential

What’s in a name? The roles people play in looking after your building

The apartment lifestyle can be great. You have your own space, security, and the added extras of shared facilities like a pool, gym, theatre and more. Your body corporate fees go towards keeping your building complex in trim so you …

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Residential

Caveat emptor: Apartment building defects grow with the boom

In my last article, I took a closer look at the UNSW Centre’s research into strata data both nationally and here in Queensland. It painted a vivid picture of the growing market for apartments, and I’ve even seen the boom …

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Residential

Strata Data: National Report Reveals the Sector’s True Scale

According to national strata authority, Strataville, the University of New South Wales’s comprehensive report into the sector is the first of its kind, reveals the full scale of its place in Australia’s economy.

The 38-page report, entitled Australian National Strata …