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 ...

21st Dec 2017

Four tips for making the holidays a great time for all in your Strata block The Christmas and New Year period is a wonderful time for so many reasons. Whether it be time spent with family, the chance to get away or long overdue catch-ups with friends, there is plenty to be excited about. However, for those who live the strata life, these times can ...

20th Dec 2017

AirBNB and Insurance: A match made in hell? AirBNB has been a hot-topic for Owners Corporations and their members  with apartment owners and occupiers concerned about the nature of short-term leases and their effects on the buildings in which they occur. The Victorian government is trying to find the right balance between allowing property owners the freedom to use their property as they see fit, ...

19th Dec 2017

Refresh your Apartment for the New Year! Apartment living offers so many conveniences. From location to building amenities, there is a reason so many people are opting for strata living in modern Australia. Perhaps one of the only drawbacks is how hard it can be hard to keep a smaller space from looking stale and bland. Luckily, keeping your apartment bright and fresh doesn’t have ...

18th Dec 2017

Owners Corporations and Insurance Valuations: A fluid concept When it comes to building insurance, the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006 is pretty clear. You simply have to insure your property. The Act says all Owners Corporations must take out replacement and reinstatement insurance for all buildings on their common property. But what amount of cover should your building have? And how often does that value ...

14th Dec 2017

A new online home for Owners Corporations As 2017 draws to a close, Strata Plan is delighted to present our brand new website, which we truly believe will change the game for Owners Corporation managers. Our mandate is to Inspire Amazing Life Spaces for all our customers and all the people who occupy and interact with the properties we help to manage. We believe a ...

14th Dec 2017

Cladding: A new cause for concern for Owners Corporations The widespread use of non-compliant and flammable cladding has become a central focus for owners corporations, lot owners, fire authorities and governments alike after recent fires in Melbourne and – more tragically – London. The Lacrosse Towers fire in Docklands in 2014 prompted a city-wide audit of buildings while the disastrous fire at Grenfell Towers in ...

24th Oct 2017

STRATA PLAN: OWNERS CORPORATIONS MUST BRACE FOR INSURANCE RISES Strata Plan expects Owners Corporation insurance premiums to rise dramatically over the next course of renewals following stern warnings from strata insurers that they will need to compensate for the increased risk in insuring buildings with suspect cladding. The widespread use of non-compliant cladding as identified by an audit of buildings in Melbourne following the 2014 ...

24th Oct 2017

Owners Corporations and Annual General Meetings: A couple of hours to make a real difference to your investment At Strata Plan, it is that time of year once again. It is Annual General Meeting (AGM) season. If your Owners Corporation is managed by Strata Plan, you should expect, if you have not already received, notification of your upcoming AGM, along with the minutes from last ...

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