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 ...

7th Mar 2018

Liven up your apartment with some indoor greenery Apartment, townhouse or unit living opens up so many conveniences. From knockout locations to shared amenities like pools, gym and outdoor spaces the modern day apartment offers many conveniences. But for those who have spent most their lives living in free-standing homes, there can often be a missing element. With limited private outdoor spaces, the green thumbs ...

6th Mar 2018

Moving Into Your Apartment Moving homes is one of life’s most stressful experiences. It’s hard enough when moving between free-standing homes, but moving in and out of strata communities can mean even more to organise. From booking lifts to accessing common utility cupboards, there’s plenty to stay on top of. A lot of frustration Strata Plan sees from customers, whether they be lot owners, tenants ...

1st Mar 2018

Maintenance Plans: What are your Owners Corporation's obligations? Maintenance fund plans are an effective way to ensure your Owners Corporation is saving the money it will need in the future to repair and maintain your building’s major assets. But a maintenance fund plan is about so much more than simply putting money away for a rainy day. A maintenance plan is about taking the guess ...

27th Feb 2018

What are pro-rata levies? You’ve done everything right. You attended your Owners Corporation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). You were part of the discussion about raising the budget to what you believed was a sensible, but affordable amount. Then you got your latest levies, and they were higher than you anticipated. How did this happen? Welcome to pro-rata levies. Your levies are a direct reflection of ...

26th Feb 2018

Airbnb data highlights need for government leadership Alarming new data has heightened the concerns of apartment owner-occupiers across Melbourne with respect to Airbnb and other short-stay leasing in the Victorian capital. As it stands, Owners Corporations are relatively powerless to make and enforce rules with respect to short-term leasing in their buildings. Even leading Strata lawyers have urged caution from Owners Corporations considering taking legal ...

23rd Feb 2018

Sandy Hill: Functional living by the bay Strata Plan is proud to play a role in the management of over 600 buildings across Melbourne. Those buildings come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as impressive and pack as many features as Sandringham's Sandy Hill development. The 400-lot development, spread over four buildings is a stunning combination of modern design with all the functionality ...

20th Feb 2018

Your Owners Corporation Fees: What Are They? How Are They Calculated? What Do They Pay For? As we close in on the end of yet another quarter of the financial years, lot owners everywhere are preparing for another round of Owners Corporation fees. Some will have paid them before, some might be paying for the first time – but many still fail to appreciate what ...

16th Feb 2018

Owners Corporation Should Think Twice Before Battling AirBNB In Court Leading Strata lawyers have warned Owners Corporations against challenging short-team leasing within their buildings. The spat between Owners Corporations and their members who use their private lots for short-term leasing on online platforms such as AirBNB. Across the country, there have been examples of Owners Corporations drafting by-laws or rules banning short-term letting, only to ...

16th Feb 2018

How To Connect Your Apartment To The Internet It is one of the biggest frustrations we at Strata Plan hear from apartment owners. We’re talking, of course, about connecting your apartment to the internet. Specifically, we’re talking about jumpering. No, it isn’t something you wear, but rather the process of connecting the local telephone exchange to your building’s Main Distribution Frame (MDF) and then to ...

9th Feb 2018

Strata Plan's After Hours Service Assists Owners Corporation With Emergency Management When emergency strikes it is always good to know someone is there for you. Strata Plan’s emergency after-hours number means that every one of our customers, their tenants and managing agents have access to assistance in the event of an emergency, no matter the time. January proved a busy month for Strata Plan’s after-hours ...

7th Feb 2018

What does your Owners Corporation insurance cover? Your Owners Corporation’s strata insurance policy covers you for a lot of things. As set out in the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006, Owners Corporations must take out insurance to cover all buildings on the Plan of Subdivision. These policies typically cover the building structure on behalf of all owners within any given Owners Corporation. Generally speaking, most ...

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