1st Feb 2018

After-hours assistance: A massive responsibility for Strata Plan One of Strata Plan’s biggest responsibilities as an Owners Corporation manager is being robust and capable enough to provide assistance in the event of emergencies. Strata Plan boasts its own in-house emergency after-hours phone available to all customers and residents at buildings we help to manage. Hosting this service in-house as opposed to outsourcing the service ensures ...

30th Jan 2018

Airbnb in apartments - where do Owners Corporations stand? As Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms continue to see a massive increase in popularity and use, Owners Corporations around Australia are looking for answers. For individual lot owners, there are a lot of positives that go along with leasing through Airbnb or another similar platform. Higher returns as opposed to more traditional six or 12-month ...

24th Jan 2018

  Victoria won't follow NSW lead on apartment defects bond The Victorian government is unlikely to force developers to put money aside for the rectification of building defects. A report in The Age this week says the Victorian government will not follow the example set by the New South Wales government. In NSW, developers are no forced to lodge a bond with the state’s consumer ...

22nd Jan 2018

Gravity Tower: A truly inspiring amazing life space At Strata Plan, we are lucky to help over 10,000 property owners manage over 650 Owners Corporations. We take pride in Inspiring Amazing Life Spaces for all properties under our collective care and showing all property owners a better way to shared space management. Every now and then, we are blessed to work with some of Melbourne's ...

12th Jan 2018

Renovations in Strata Titles: How To Get Approved Every now and then, your property will need a makeover. Whether it’s to keep your investment up with market trends or make your place feel more homely a renovation can be a great way to get more out of your property. If your property is affected by an Owners Corporation, there will be a number of factors ...

9th Jan 2018

What is an Owners Corporation Proxy? At Strata Plan, we truly believe that active ownership is the best ownership. Sometimes, personal circumstances – such as living interstate or overseas, medical conditions or emergencies – mean taking an active interest in your Owners Corporation isn’t directly possible. Appointing a proxy is an effective way to ensure your voice is heard. DID YOU KNOW: If your lot ...

5th Jan 2018

Keeping cool in Owners CorporationsWhen it comes to extreme temperatures and apartments, it doesn't take long for things to heat up.If you live in an apartment building it's important to prepare for the heat and ensure that your neighbours, especially the elderly are looked after.The extreme heat can become very uncomfortable in medium and high-density buildings, particularly older ones where split-system air conditioning systems were ...

4th Jan 2018

Hard waste: A growing concern for Melbourne Owners Corporations [caption id="attachment_705" align="alignright" width="525"] A constant nuisance: Hard waste is an expensive and ugly look for bin rooms[/caption] Huge quantities of hard waste are left in common bin rooms across the state every month, and it is costing Melbourne Owners Corporations a small fortune. A recent Herald Sun report has highlighted Melbourne’s growing problem with rubbish ...

3rd Jan 2018

Your Owners Corporation affects your private lot value Buying property is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. But when you buy into a strata-titled property, you are buying more than just your four walls. You are buying into a community, and to improve the value of that investment, you need to play an active role in that community. According to Hay ...

22nd Dec 2017

Managing Nuisance Pets In Your Owners Corproation In September 2016, VCAT made a ruling which effectively made it impossible for an Owners Corporation to place a blanket ban on pets within their buildings. The ruling stated that pets could not be banned on the presumption that they could be a nuisance to fellow lot owners and residents. But what about when a pet does become ...

22nd Dec 2017

Happy Pets Are Not Nuisance Pets Pets. You either love them or you hate them. In shared living spaces, the divide between pet lovers and those less inclined to have a furry friend of their own can be a difficult one to manage. How do you ensure pet owners maintain their rights to the enjoyment of their property while ensuring the harmony of common areas ...

22nd Dec 2017

Stay Safe These Holidays With holidays and the accompanying exodus of vacation-goers fast approaching, Strata Plan is warning customer to remain extra vigilant over the holidays While everyone should take extra security precautions before heading off on holiday, Strata Plan is advising those living in apartments to be doubly careful before locking the door and setting off. With visitors coming and going at a higher ...

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