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17th Jul 2019

Victorian Government announces $600m fund and new Cladding Safety Victoria body to rectify cladding crisis [caption id="attachment_1527" align="alignright" width="525"] Photo: Andrew Henshaw (Herald Sun)[/caption] Cladding Safety Victoria is the latest government body announced to help tackle the ongoing cladding crisis in Victoria. The State Government announcement sees the creation of a $600million package which will be used to help Owners Corporations fix buildings with combustible cladding. The distribution of these funds will be ...

24th May 2019

Strata Plan advises all customers that levies for the July quarter have been struck and sent out via email and post. These levies cover the period of July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019. Please be advised that these latest levies are due on July 1, 2019. The timely payment of these levies is crucial to ensuring your Owners Corporation has funds to pay for building services, utility bills and insurance. Levies are ...

22nd Feb 2019

Strata Plan customers are advised that their Owners Corporations levies for the upcoming April quarter of the 2018/19 Financial Year will be struck over the next two weeks. The levies being struck are for the period dated April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 and are due on April 1, 2019. The payment of these levies by the due date is crucial to ensuring your Owners Corporation has funds to pay contractors, utility ...

21st Dec 2018

Strata Plan Christmas Hours Strata Plan will remain open throughout the Christmas period to assist with all your Owners Corporation needs. Historically, we see much less calls and requests over the festive period, but are ready to help nonetheless. If you have not already, please check out our Four Tips for a Harmonious Festive Period in Your Building for guidance on how to play your part in ensuring your building is a happy ...

20th Dec 2018

Strata Plan introduces new phone system to help create greater efficiencies for Melbourne Body Corporate customers You may notice some changes the next time you call Strata Plan. Strata Plan has introduced a new call queue system to help our customers get where they need to go within the business more efficiently. The new queue will allow customers to go directly to the team that can best assist them with their queries. Next ...

17th Dec 2018

Don't Double Up On Owners Corporation Insurance Over the last few weeks, Strata Plan has received a number of calls from customers with questions about building insurance. In particular, it has become apparent that some customers who own lots which are units or townhouses have organised their own building insurance, essentially doubling up on insurance costs. Whether your property is one unit on a three-lot subdivision, one of a 10-townhouse development or one ...

1st Aug 2018

Strata Plan invited to join expert Owners Corporation management panel Strata Plan was recently hand-picked by some of the industry’s largest and influential firms and to become part of an Australian panel to look at innovative solutions for the industry. As one of nine companies from across Australia, the panel represented over 25% of all strata schemes across the country, approx. 78,000 buildings and 640,000 lots. (A recent study conducted by the City ...

2nd Jul 2018

Are short-term rentals in Owners Corporations falling out of favour? As state governments across Australia contemplate new ways to manage and regulate Airbnb in apartment communities, property investors may be voting with their feet. While Owners Corporations seek greater control about the use and nature of short-term leasing within their buildings and communities, property investors who use the short-term rental platform are starting to move back to long-term leasing. Domain.com.au published a report ...

29th Jun 2018

Sometimes, taking on the role of Owners Corporation chairperson can feel like a thankless task. Yet without those few who generously contribute their time and ideas to the cause, their properties and shared spaces would fail to functions. As one of the largest Owners Corporation managers in Melbourne, Strata Plan sees first-hand the time and effort so many chairpeople and their committees put into their Owners Corporations. A volunteer role heaped with plenty ...

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 ...

22nd Mar 2018

Four Reasons Your Manager Should Attend Your Body Corporate Meetings If you are a member of your Owners Corporation’s committee, you’ll knows that it can be a lot to take on. Whether you live in a 10-lot development or a 100-lot development, many of the problems Owners Corporations and their committee members face are the same. More often than not, these problems relate to resolving disputes – either between lot owners and tenants ...

14th Mar 2018

Victorian Government Bans Flammable Cladding The Victorian government will ban the use of flammable building cladding on buildings, but has admitted it grossly overstated the amount of buildings at risk from their cladding. The government established a Cladding Taskforce in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017. Originally, it was reported that 1369 structures in Victoria were thought to be at risk, however 608 of those have ...

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