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Air BNB Requirements

Short term letting / Air BNB Update. The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy of Regulation for Short Term Holiday Letting handed rejected requests that allowed Owners Corporations to prohibit Short Term/Airbnb letting within strata schemes. If an owners corporation desires to prohibit or at least regulate the management of Airbnb short letting arrangements within its […]

Ten basic facts that most Strata Managers get WRONG

Painting of a balcony ceiling – This is considered Common Property and therefore Owners Corporation costs. Security doors or flyscreens (if not installed by an owner) are considered Common Property and therefore Owners Corporation costs. False Ceilings added after the registration of the Strata Plan – Are Lot Owners’ costs to repair. Fences that show […]

NBN Roll Out

The nbn™  network rollout information is updated weekly. Rollout areas and boundaries are subject to change as construction planning is finalised. You should check the nbn™  site http://www.nbnco.com.au/learn-about-the-nbn/rollout-map.html#  for regular updates. Services provided over the nbn™ network will be replacing phone and internet services provided over most of the existing landline networks.  What a large amount […]

By-Law Consolidation

Increased Administration costs for the administration, creation, lodgement and registration of By-Laws.   The Owners Corporation is required to provide a copy of the consolidated by-laws to a Landlord or the Agents as it is a requirement under their tenancy agreement that the landlord provides the tenant within 7 days of entering their agreement a […]

Dealing with Mould

If the weather’s been very humid for a few days in a row you might notice mould starting to grow in your apartment. When it rains for several days it’s especially common to see mould start to grow on walls, benches and other surfaces because of the wet air. If you live where humidity in […]

Spalling in Strata Buildings

Spalling in Strata Buildings Fix it now this is as cheap as it will ever get.   A very common but not well understood problem with older concrete structures is spalling. Sometimes known as “concrete cancer” it is something that you want to have to deal with. You may have heard this tem before but […]

Water Saving Tips & Ideas

Owners Corporation – Water Saving Tips & Ideas A vast number of owners will be completely surprised to learn that they do not pay for the water that is used in their strata unit or townhouse.  If your strata plan is located between Katoomba to the West to Bondi Beach to the East or from […]