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 ...

3rd May 2018

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF VISITOR CAR PARKING If there is one niggly issue that clogs up so many of our Strata Managers’ inboxes, it’s complaints about car parks. In fact, car parks are one of the most troublesome issues in the strata industry - for managers, owners and occupants alike. On a daily basis, Strata Plan will receive emails and phone calls from owners, ...

24th Apr 2018

Energy Efficiency: How does your Owners Corporation and Building Stack Up? Ever wondered how your building compares to others out there? Soon, you will be able to do just that. The NABERS program has been around for 20 years, benchmarking the energy efficiency of commercial properties by measuring their consumption and expenditure and now the rating tool is coming to residential buildings and your Owners ...

23rd Apr 2018

Identifying Defects When it comes to suspected building defects, it’s important to know all the facts. Defects are an emotional topic for property owners – however it is often a topic that is rife with misinformation, opinions and competing interests. This can make the process of defect rectification a painstakingly long one. The typical defect process can take over a year to resolve and cost ...

17th Apr 2018

CONTAMINATED RECYCLING BINS A HAZARD FOR ALL The fallout from China’s foreign recycling import ban continues to affect property owners and waste management service providers alike. China announced it would no longer import recyclable waste products from overseas counties in July 2017, and all of a sudden, Australian recyclers had to find somewhere else for the 619,000 tonnes of materials China used to take on ...

16th Apr 2018

Building Defects: A community issue Building defects are a community issue. They take a team of committed and united lot owners to co-create solutions and forge a successful path to rectification. Factions of fractured owners with different goals and agendas will never get their building’s issues sorted. Your Owners Corporation is the body that enables all owners to work together to solve the issues that ...

9th Apr 2018

Communication = Community - Why your Owners Corporation Committee Needs To Communicate Communication is key to every working relationship. That much is true of our personal lives and our working lives and it applies equally to property ownership, particularly in Owners Corporations. Not everyone has the time to commit to an active role on your Owners Corporation’s committee, which means communication between those that do ...

3rd Apr 2018

City Council Seminar For Strata Owners The City of Melbourne is hosting a seminar for property owners who have bought into strata titles. The workshop, which will be hosted on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Multicultural Hub 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, will provide strata owners the perfect chance to learn more about how they can participate in change at their property. The workshop has ...

28th Mar 2018

Sydney Council Backs Owners Corporations in AirBNB battle. The City of Sydney has sided with Owners Corporations in the battle to control the use of short-term stay services like Airbnb in residential buildings. Having originally backed an open model for Airbnb regulation within residential apartment buildings, in which owners would be allowed to use their apartment as they see fit, the Sydney city council has ...

26th Mar 2018

Car Parking Systems: An Increasing Necessity As the apartment revolution continues in Melbourne, car stackers and automated parking technology is set to play an ever-growing role in the life of the everyday Melbournian. As developers build bigger and bigger projects, space is at an absolute premium and automated and semi-automated car parking technology can help maximise the efficiencies of those spaces. Overseas, the technology has ...

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 ...

21st Mar 2018

China Recycling Ban To Impact Body Corporate Waste Costs? Who would have thought that China's foreign policy would have such ramifications on the humble Owners Corporation? Unfortunately, a recent policy shift from the Asian superpower is set to have a big impact on Owners Corporations and their costs with respect to waste management - and it could be an even bigger pain than dealing with ...

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