Common mistakes people new to strata living make (NSW)

Jimmy T from the Flat-Chat website posted this informative article covering typical mistakes made by people who are new to strata living. The top 10 Forgetting about Strata Levies as part of your budget Not getting involved with the management of the strata building Not complaining about noise in the building Assuming, and blindly believing…

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City of Sydney Environmental Grants

City of Sydney council is offering a number of grants and sponsorships in support of environmental initiatives, such as saving water and/or electricity. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to successful applicants. Applications open 8 February, and close on 13 March 2017. For more information, please follow this link!

Strata title management law changes seminar

On 23 February 2016, the Governance Institute of Australia hosts an information evening on the changes in Strata law. It covers important knowledge on current and future strata law; how the changes will impact you, explain strategies for dealing with the challenges of being in an Owners Corporation, go through what you can and can’t do with respect to your…

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10 tips for strata buying success with Inger Brettle

Our very own Inger Brettle is quoted in this article on 10 tips for Strata Buying Success, which you can find on the ‘Which Investment property’ website. Keep you eye open for tip #9, where you find Inger’s recommendation on obtaining a Strata Inspection Report before you purchase a strat titled unit. Hit this link for…

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10 Signs your unit was a good investment

The Domain has written a nice article summarising 10 proof points confirming that you purchased a strata unit in a good block: The entrance hallway or foyer should be clean, bright and welcoming. The lifts should be clean and graffiti free. Neighbours greet each other with a smile Social activities are organised in your block,…

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Quiz on Noise in Strata Buildings

We came across this Flat Chat Quiz on noise in strata titled buildings, and thought you might enjoy it. Hit this link, and let us know how you go! At the bottom of the article you’ll find a link to the NSW Environment Protection Agency, titled ‘Dealing with neighbourhood noise‘, with handy tips and advice.

Top Ten Tips For New Strata Schemes

Purchasers of lots in a new strata plan find themselves members of a new owners corporation, which has a lot of work to do during the lead up to its first annual general meeting. That meeting must take place within two months of the expiry of the “initial period”, i.e. the period within which one…

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Strata Search – what to look out for?

A Strata Title, or Strata Plan Search can be described as a thorough investigation of the records including minutes of meetings and the financial records of a particular Strata Scheme. It is also known as an Owners Corporation Records Inspection or Section 108 search. This new article explains in detail what a Strata Search is…

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