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 customer 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 ...

29th Nov 2018

Help Make Your Owners Corporation A Happy Place This Festive Season With Christmas and a New Year fast approaching, vertical communities all over Melbourne are preparing for the festive season. Apartment blocks and townhouse developments can become interesting places as residents host various end of year celebrations. Perhaps your Owners Corporation is planning a celebration of its own. For those who live the strata life, ...

22nd Nov 2018

New Owners Corporation Regulations Introduce New Model Rules For Melbourne Body CorporatesThe Owners Corporations Regulations 2018 will come into effect on 2 December 2018, meaning additional regulations will be in place to complement the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006.The new regulations are headlined by changes to the Modern Rules, rules which govern all Owners Corporations as standard, as well as changes to maintenance plans which ...

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 ...

29th Oct 2018

Three Things To Do After Your Owners Corporation’s Annual General MeetingWith another Annual General Meeting (AGM) season almost in the books, it is important for owners to remember that being a member of your Owners Corporation does not start and end with a General Meeting.An Annual General Meeting is a great time for all owners to come together and look at the past 12 months, ...

26th Sep 2018

Cladding Rectification Agreements for Melbourne Owners CorporationsProperty owners continue to face a nervous wait as they desperately await further news on the Victorian government’s plans to help Owners Corporations deal with illegal cladding on their buildings.However, a new analysis of the proposed Cladding Rectification Agreements (CRA) currently being considered by the Victorian parliament has been shared offering greater insight into how such agreements would work.In ...

23rd Sep 2018

Could Victoria's New Rental Laws Increase VCAT Disputes?Victoria’s new rental laws look set to be put to the test with The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal expecting a flood of new disputes as a result of the reforms, according to one former tribunal member.Having sat on VCAT for 15 years, former member William Holloway knows all about the long wait times for disputes to be ...

13th Sep 2018

Understanding Embedded Networks within your Owners Corporation As more and more strata developments are built, embedded electricity networks are becoming a fact of life for many Australians.The use of embedded networks are proving increasingly popular with developers, but are not always greeted with the same enthusiasm by the people who eventually purchase and reside in the apartments.This is mainly due to a lack of understanding of ...

11th Sep 2018

Pet Rules Now Tougher To Enforce For Melbourne Owners CorporationsLast week (September 7, 2018) the Victorian parliament passed new laws which hope to afford tenants greater security and protection which further erode the power of Owners Corporations to enforce no-pet rules at their properties.As a result of the new laws, Victorian renters will be the best protected in the country.With more than one in four ...

10th Sep 2018

Owners Corporation Committees: Some Do's and Don'tsAs we continue to fly through the Annual General Meeting season here at Strata Plan, we are seeing a healthy number of bright-eyed new committee members making the step up to become actively involved in the management of their property.Of course, there is also a solid number of seasoned veterans who continue to volunteer their time as committee members ...

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 ...

14th Aug 2018

New Strata Laws For Airbnb - But Are They More Trouble Than They Are Worth For Melbourne Owners Corporations?New laws giving the Victorian Civil and Administrative tribunal greater powers to deal with troublesome short-term leases passed Victorian parliament last week.However, the new laws stop well short of giving Owners Corporations the power to regulate whether or not short-term leases, such as those organised through platforms like ...

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