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Welcome to our very first newsletter! We are very excited and hope you will find it useful and will enjoy reading it. 

Many of you already follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We now add a regular newsletter which will be a great way to stay up-to-date with all the latest developments in strata management. We will share interesting articles and answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to send us your feedback and questions via email. 

We would like to thank you for your continued support!

Leanne Habib, CEO
Inger Brettle, COO


This month's feature article

Strata Title, Strata Scheme, Strata Plan. What is the difference?

You may have heard of the terms "Strata Schemes", "Strata Plan" and "Strata Title" in your regular strata related dealings. You may even understand that somehow they are all related, but how exactly, that remains a bit of a mystery. In this article we will try and demystify this terminology for you.

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Reform of Strata Laws:

NSW Fair Trading

The NSW Government is reforming NSW strata laws. This is the first major reform of strata laws since the Strata Titles Act was made in 1973. Reforms seek to bring strata laws into the 21st century. They will create a modern framework for residents living in strata schemes today.

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Can a Strata Meeting Be Recorded?

Adrian Mueller, J. S. Mueller & Co Lawyers

It is becoming increasingly common for strata meetings to be recorded. But is it legal to do so? The answer might surprise you.

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How To Proactively Deal With Short Term Letting Issues In Strata - Podcast

Karen Stiles, Owners Corporation Network talking with Amanda Farmer, Your Strata Property

Some actions listeners can take to proactively deal with short-term letting in their building.

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Window Safety Requirements - Reminder Compliance Due 18 March 2018

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

An important reminder for owners corporations to include a provision for Window Safety Requirements in their annual budgets.

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Latest News

Strata owners opposed to short-term letting need to pass bylaws now

Jimmy Thomson, Domain
With the state government about to “do an Uber” on short-term and holiday letting, apartment owners need to get their act together if they don’t want to be swamped by frolicking families, bucks night parties and footy fans on a weekend spree.

The Towering Inferno – Slow By Today’s Building Standards

Stephen Smith, Sourceable
It took 165 minutes for the high-rise building to burn in the epic 1974 Steve McQueen movie "The Towering Inferno.” However, these days, in one instance in Victoria, a 21-storey building with aluminium clad panels became engulfed in flames from the 8th to 21st storeys in approximately 15 minutes.

The 10 Commandments of apartment living

Jo Jansen, Domain
Some days, it can be hard to love thy neighbour. Especially when thy neighbour likes to burn incense, practice DIY demolition and engage in boisterous bedroom antics after midnight. Every. Single. Night.

Privacy, thy name is not strata living

Jimmy Thomson, Domain
What are the laws on privacy in apartment blocks, or anywhere else for that matter? Are you entitled to demand that your personal details are kept secret from your neighbours.

Apartments may usurp houses as growth gap narrows

John McGrath, Property Observer
House prices in Australia have outperformed apartments by a significant margin for long-term capital gain but the growth gap is narrowing, reflecting the increasing social acceptance of apartment living as demographic trends shift.


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