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We’re moving office!

As of today (December 6), our team is moving office. We appreciate your patience & understanding over the next few days as we transition team members & infrastructure to our new location, and we may be slightly delayed in responding to your emails. Our new address is: Suite 3, Level 2 189 O’Riordan Street Mascot…

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NSW: Q&A Can We Avoid Strata Manager Insurance Commissions?

  Question: Our building insurance is due mid 2019. Is the Owners Corporation able to renew this themselves or must it go through the Strata Management Company? We would prefer not to pay our Strata Manager insurance commissions. Answer: You need to check what your contract states with regard to strata manager insurance commissions. If…

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NSW: Q&A Apartment renovations without approval. Oops … What do we do now?

  Question: We have recently renovated our kitchen without approval from the Owners Corporation. Will have to return the kitchen to the original condition or be fined? Answer: Transparency and pro-activeness is usually the best approach when something like renovations without approval occurs. Kitchen renovations (with works involving waterproofing) are “minor renovations” under the new…

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Ask Premium Strata: Insurance Cover

Q: Another strata management considers that: “all owners have the right to make claims on the buildings insurance”! “the insurance policy covers claims on all owners fixtures and improvements”. S/M quotes Sect 161 part 3 of the Strata Schemes Managements Act 2015 – Parts of building to be covered (a) owners’ improvements and owners’ fixtures forming…

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NSW: Q&A Can I Put a Sign Up On My Apartment?

  Question: Can I have a political sign displayed on my apartment? I own the apartment. Does this rule also apply for ‘For Sale’ signs on apartments? Answer: Some buildings have specific signage by-laws prohibiting any signage whatsoever, with an approval process even in case of real estate ‘For Sale’ signage. Yes, buildings can restrict…

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