Q&A: When exemption from registering strata by-laws?

This question from a lot owner concerning registering strata bylaws was submitted to LookUpStrata. Another owner in the building advised the Executive Committee that the local council had ordered him to convert the apartment, which was originally built as 2 units, back into one apartment. He subsequently started this work, including some upgrades. Our LookUpStrata…

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Q&A: How organise strata roof repair?

We provided another response to a LookUpStrata readers question. The reader recently moved into a strata building, and wanted to know how to go about organising a roof repair with limited funds available in the sinking fund. In summary, the roof is common property and as such a repair should be requested by the Executive Committee and…

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Q&A: Is there a limit regarding strata levy increases?

This is one from the archives: a LookUpStrata reader wanted to understand whether there are any restrictions regarding the increase of strata levies to boost a sinking fund, and whether there is a limit to the frequency at which special levies are raised. Read the full question, and our detailed response by following this link.

Q&A: Replacement of unsafe balconies

This LookUpStrata readers question from a lot owner concerns maintenance of common property and requirements to replace unsound balconies with like for like, rather than cheaper alternatives as preferred by the other owners (without balconies). Hit this link to read Leanne’s response.

Why a good strata manager matters

Jimmy Thomson from the Flat-Chat website wrote a great post on the importance of good strata managers. “Fair Trading … received 800 enquiries about strata managers and 48 official complaints last financial year – a rise of 50 percent on 2014-2015.” “Strata schemes can be cash cows where, often, investors vote for the lowest cost option…

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Q&A: Neighbours cigarette butts – what can I do?

Leanne has provided a response to a reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader has residents of higher apartments who overlook her balcony, dump waste and cigarettes butts over their balustrades, which end up in her outdoor area. Naturally, the reader wanted to understand what can be done. You can read the full question, and Leanne’s response…

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Q&A: Neighbours causing light nuisance

Leanne has provided a response to a reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader wanted to know what can be done about a bright light shining into their strata unit at night, and keeping them awake. Considering this is light pollution, as a first step the owner should seek mediation. You can read the question, and…

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Q&A: Common Property Plant Theft

A Look Up Strata reader asked what can be done about theft of plants from common property gardens in strata buildings. Without knowing the perpetrator it is difficult to pursue action, however there are a number of steps an owners corporation can take. Read Leanne’s response in the original article by clicking here.

Q&A: Are executive committee paper resolutions legal?

Leanne has provided a response to a reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader wanted to know whether an Executive Committee is allowed to pass so-called paper resolutions, rather than passing resolutions a during physical meeting.s You can read the full question, and Leanne’s response by clicking here.

Q&A: Apartment Parking Space Problems

Leanne provided a response to another reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader wanted to know what to do in order to retain her tenants, who are having apartment parking space problems, and may vacate because of this. You can read the full question, and Leanne’s response by clicking here.