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Why Bother Joining a Strata Committee?

Do Strata Committee members always make decisions that are in the best interests of the Owners Corporation? You’d think that they do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We…

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What Makes a Good Capital Works Fund Forecast?

If you own a property in a Strata Scheme, one of your recurring levy payments will be made to a Capital Works Fund. This fund is designed to cover long-term…

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Switching from Being a Self-Managed Strata Scheme: First-Hand Experience

Currently, there is no legal requirement for a strata scheme in NSW to engage the services of a professional strata management company. As a result, many small buildings choose to…

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How to Avoid Special Levies?

Nobody likes paying high strata levies. Administrative Fund Levy, Capital Works Fund Levy, Car Space Levy – seems like this list never ends. So living in an apartment block where…

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Can You Reduce Your Strata Scheme’s Energy Costs?

The increasing cost of energy is a hot topic. But has your strata scheme done anything about it? Naturally, the larger the complex, the higher your common area energy consumption…

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We Are Self-Managed. Are We Doing a Good Job?

Is your strata plan self-managed? A strata plan is considered self-managed when there is no strata managing agency appointed to look after its affairs and all management is done by…

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What are the Roles and Duties of a Strata Manager?

Most owners’ corporations (the owners of the apartments in a building) appoint a strata manager to manage the building.  But what does a strata manager actually do? There is some…

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