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Sydney and Brisbane median unit prices

In this article, we will look at the median unit price trends in the Brisbane and Sydney markets. Here is a graph of the median unit prices in Sydney and is based on approx 500 sales per year: Now let’s compare Sydney to Brisbane: The sunshine state capital Brisbane is set to boom and has seen […]

Pets and strata management

The following is an overview of the basics of pets and strata management. The laws and around keeping animals in strata schemes are often disputed, which normally involves the owners corporation’s refusal to allow animals, however allowing pets is not clearly prohibited in the by-laws of the strata scheme that is in question. If the owners […]

Top 10 desirable suburbs in NSW 2017

What are the top 10 most desirable suburbs in NSW? Interestingly, Port Macquarie is ranked number 1. It is mentioned that this is due to the ‘seachange’  trend in the market and the area has recently attracted a lot of investors. See all of the story here    

Sydney comes in second globally

Sydney Median Property Prices In a recent report, Sydney had placed second globally for the least affordable city and property prices. The recent global report comprehensively ranked middle-income housing affordability using a “median multiple” score, which is calculated by dividing the average house price by the average household income. Any city that has a score […]

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 […]