Maintenance
25th Jul 2018

MAINTAIN AND REPAIR: WHY YOU AND YOUR OWNERS CORPORATION SHOULD NOT RELY ON INSURANCE ALONE TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY Owners Corporations in Melbourne have been warned that having building insurance is not an excuse to neglect your building’s most important assets. Often, owners attend Annual General Meetings and question costs of maintenance and servicing, particularly with insurance there to cover any breakdowns of assets. However, CHU Strata Insurance Business Development Manager Scott Allen ...

14th Jun 2018

What Does A Good Owners Corporation Committee Do? The Million Dollar Question. What makes a great Owners Corporation committee? That is literally the million dollar question. Your Owners Corporation is responsible for insuring, maintaining and repairing all common property at your building, as well as budgeting for, the collection of and expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In doing so, the Owners Corporation should be protecting and/or improving the value of a ...

25th May 2018

THE DBDRV – A NEW WAY TO SOLVE BUILDING DISPUTES? In April 2017, the Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) was established by the Victorian government. A business unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation, the DBDRV was established as an independent government agency to assist with the resolution of domestic building disputes. The service is free to building owners – such as an Owners Corporation - and builders and acts as ...

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 for mere $1,000s. For some property owners, this ...

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 been in use for some time but in ...

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 work out of how much you and your ...

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 Strata Plan is in full control of its ...

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 authority which is held to help lot owners ...

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 dumping. For those who live, own and work ...

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