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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 …

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Owner Body Corporate Manager Governments Tenants

Queensland Rental Law Reform: How It Affects The Strata Sector

The Queensland Government recently announced policy changes to rental laws that will amend the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.  The proposed changes follow consultation with various stakeholders and will affect property managers including strata Body Corporates.

In terms …

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Owner Acquisitions Body Corporate Investment Body Corporate Manager

How To Raise The Value Of Your Strata Investment

You have invested in property, so you’re naturally going to want to maximise its value. There are number of things you can do yourself, including renovations, provided your strategies meet strata by-laws.

Building Managers and Bodies Corporate also understand the …

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Owner Body Corporate Manager 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 …