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Owner Residential Strata scheme Tenants

Strata Living: Why can’t we be friends?

Strata Living is great when everyone gets along, but sometimes owners don’t see eye to eye. Fortunately, there is no requirement to be friends, so when things get heated, consider the following steps:

Accept reality:

Why can’t crocodiles admit they …

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Body Corporate Committee Residential Strata scheme

Why it’s a Good Idea to Take a Regular Look at the By-Laws

Owners of a Sydney apartment block will have to pay an estimated $500,000 in legal costs after losing a lengthy battle to enforce a no-pets by-law. It’s a big price to pay and it highlights that while strata by-laws can …

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Body Corporate Manager Residential Strata scheme

What Does Your Strata Manager Do?

Like many people working from home over the last few months, I’ve been hot desking with a couple of primary school children. In between my struggles to help with grade four maths, the kids see my day to day work …

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Body Corporate Committee Owner Residential Strata scheme

Getting Started with Virtual Meetings in Body Corporates

Virtual Connection

If you’ve been working from home over the last few months, then you are probably already familiar with online meetings and might even have a Zoom shirt by your desk ready for that quick call to your boss.…

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Maintenance

Combustible cladding and Strata Buildings in Queensland: Where are we now?

Safety concerns regarding cladding in apartment buildings have come into sharp focus over the past few years. To quickly bring you up to speed, on the 1st October 2018 the Queensland State government brought in legislation to tackle the cladding …

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Body Corporate Committee Owner Residential Strata scheme

Tackling Apathy in Bodies Corporate

We have all read about ‘apathy in bodies corporate’ and its consequences. Failure to attend meetings is most often cited as a symptom of apathy and invariably attributed to a ‘lack of interest’. That is, however, perhaps an unfair reflection …

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Strata scheme Body Corporate Committee Funds and Levies Owner Residential

The Community Management Statement (CMS) – What Is It?

This information in this article is relevant to all schemes in Queensland registered under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA) and any of the 5 regulation modules.

The BCCMA provides for the establishment and administration of community …

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Owner Tenants

What Inspections To Get Before Buying A Home

Buying a new property is quite possibly the biggest monetary investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get it right. After all, you don’t want that emotional thrill to turn into a painful financial lesson! So what are …