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Strata Plan’s vast Owners Corporation management experience means we’ve heard almost every question before. You can browse our most Frequently Asked Questions here.

Our Faq’s

Strata Plan’s vast Owners Corporation management experience means we’ve heard almost every question before. You can browse our most Frequently Asked Questions here.

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Customer Portal

If your Owners Corporation is managed by Strata Plan, you will have access to an online portal from where you can view all of your property’s important financial details and documents.

Customer Portal

If your Owners Corporation is managed by Strata Plan, you will have access to an online portal from where you can view all of your property’s important financial details and documents.

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Online Forms

Strata Plan has digitised and compiled our most commonly used forms. If you need to change contact details, request a modification to lot or register a pet, you can do it here.

Online Forms

Strata Plan has digitised and compiled our most commonly used forms. If you need to change contact details, request a modification to lot or register a pet, you can do it here.

About Strata Plan

Strata Plan brings a courageous, modern vision to the world of Owners Corporation management. From day dot we have been driven – we are in the game because we truly believe we can make a difference. Owners Corporations are growing in importance and relevance in how people are choosing to live and we are buoyed by the prospect of being at the cutting edge of how this plays out. Yes, we are trouble shooters – but it is our innate ability to find enduring solutions that sets us apart. If we are simply pushing the repeat button on problems, we know we are stalled. We continually look outside our industry for inspiration and ideas. We are propelled to reinvent what is possible. For our customers, it means being more than “Yes-Men” or applying the same band-aid solution every time. It means bringing uplifting ideas to the table. It means Inspiring Amazing Life Spaces. Strata Plan builds strong relationships with every contributor to the Owners Corporation eco-system to drive dynamic outcomes for our customers.

Owners Corporation: An Introduction

Owners corporations, or body corporates as they were previously known, are new to many Australians, but they have been around for as long as property has been subdivided.

For some people, an Owners Corporation means fees, to others it means rules and meetings and to some, it just means maintenance and repairs.

But Owners Corporations are all this and more.

Unfortunately, despite the overwhelming majority of new property on the market being strata-titled – and therefore part of an Owners Corporation – property professionals rarely adequately explain to purchasers and/or tenants what it means to be a member of an Owners Corporation or live within one.

At Strata Plan we are passionate about Owners Corporations because we believe they can be a powerful vehicle for developing great communities in amazing locations. Through them, amazing life spaces can be inspired.

As Owners Corporation managers we see the best and worst of how these entities operate and believe our duty is to share that knowledge across our portfolio of properties we help to manage.

What is an Owners Corporation responsible for?

The responsibilities of an Owners Corporation are set out in the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006.

Some of the responsibilities of an Owners Corporation include:

  • Acting in good faith on behalf of all lot owners
  • Managing Common Property
  • Repair and Maintain Common Property
  • Take out, maintain and pay premiums on insurance
  • Raising levies (fees)
  • Keeping financial records
  • Keeping a register of owners
  • Provide an Owners Corporation Certificate when requested (usually to be included in documents of sale for any lots affected by the Owners Corporation)

If you are a lot owner within an Owners Corporation, then these are also partly your responsibilities.

Of course, it’s not any one person’s responsibility.

These responsibilities are truly collective and require communal consideration and solutions.

How does an Owners Corporation work?

The structure, functions and processes for an Owners Corporation are set out in the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006.

However, in essence, almost every function of an Owners Corporation comes down to votes based on lot entitlement – either at meetings or via a ballot.

There are several types of meetings which an Owners Corporation can hold:

  • Inaugural General Meeting
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Committee Meeting
  • Special General Meeting

Decisions are typically made by way of majority, be it at an Annual General Meeting – which every lot owner is invited to – or a Committee Meeting – which is only attended by elected committee members.

Meetings are an important part of an Owners Corporation’s success.

What is an Owners Corporation committee?

Of course, it would be impossible for an Owners Corporation to operate effectively if every decision it had to make had to be put forward at an AGM.

That’s why at every AGM a committee of owners can be elected to represent all other owners until the next AGM.

A committee can have as few as three lot owners or as many as 12 and only one lot owner from each lot can be elected to the committee.

Why trust Strata Plan with your Owners Corporation management?

Strata Plan brings a courageous, modern vision to the world of Owners Corporation management.

We cater for Owners Corporations of all sizes and believe we have a truly scalable solution, no matter your property type or size.

Strata Plan strives to provide our customers:

  • Transparency
  • Efficiency
  • Value

We understand the common frustrations so many property owners have with their Owners Corporations.

Strata Plan builds strong relationships with every contributor to the Owners Corporation eco-system to drive dynamic outcomes for our customers. We are in the people game, day-in and day-out.

Every day, we intersect with people’s lives and being in tune with them and their context allows us to respond in a timely and relevant manner. And we know we cannot do it alone.

We invest in building relationships with the trades and services that sustain and transform the spaces we manage. Our end game is to demonstrate to everyone we connect with that we care – because we do.

We see the best and the worst of how Owners Corporations in Melbourne function, and we know how to drive optimal outcomes. We believe our role as strata manager is to translate our knowledge into processes that lift the burden from Owners Corporations.

Like that time we helped one Owners Corporation get $100,000s of common and private property building defects repaired for mere $1,000s – after the builder had gone bust.

Latest News
29th Oct 2018

New Airbnb Laws – How Do They Work For Your Melbourne Owners Corporation?New Airbnb laws are now in force in Victoria and wherever you stand on the debate, it is important to know how these laws affect you and your Owners Corporation and how they can be enforced in practice.Strata Plan sat down with Elizabeth Chase from the Madison Marcus law firm to find out more.Airbnb and Melbourne Owners Corporations – New Laws ...

14th Aug 2018

WHAT'S BEING DISCUSSED AT YOUR OWNERS CORPORATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING?With the Annual General Meeting season well and truly underway here at Strata Plan, it’s been a great opportunity for our Strata Managers and their supporting staff to meet so many of our customers.For some customers, it has been the first time they have attended an AGM, while others might be considered Owners Corporation veterans.Unfortunately, Strata Plan is still observing an average attendance rate ...

21st May 2018

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY | HELPING AN OWNERS CORPORATION MANAGE AND RECTIFY BUILDING DEFECTS Strata Plan believes that Owners Corporations work best when owners take an active interest in their property and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to co-create amazing outcomes. And when it comes to amazing outcomes, it does not get much better than having $100,000s worth of building defect rectification for mere $1,000s. For some property owners, this ...

Strata Plan Story
Inspiring Amazing Life Spaces

It is a brand essence decreeing what Strata Plan strive to bring to the Owners Corporations we work with. We all know the challenging context in which we collectively operate. From lot owners, to tenants and managing agents, we are working with a diverse range of stakeholders, who are often driven by different motivations. Because a group of people share a building does not mean that they share the same world view. Add to this the varying levels of involvement that different Owners Corporations have, from highly functioning and involved committees through to no committee and overriding apathy. This may be why for so long within the Owners Corporation management world organisations have tended to be reactive, unimaginative and staid beasts intent on doing the minimum required to hang on to their contract. For many it was simply a mindset focused around how best to survive the blame game. But Strata Plan was never created to be like the rest. Yes, from day one founder Simon Chamaa felt the stresses that played out every day, but he also felt compelled to explore what could be done to re-invent the industry.

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