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Coping with Covid

Strata managers are facing an unprecedented modern-day challenge in Covid. Here’s how we’re working to keep communities safe. More than a year before the highly contagious Delta Covid variant hit […]

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SCA (Vic)

November 11, 2021

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Communication

An Original Essay by Rosemary Rae In these ever changing, stressful times that we are living in, it is now, more than ever, essential to be effective in communication. How […]

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November 4, 2021

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Strata Insurance Report

On 7 September 2021, SCA National launched an industry-first A Data-driven Holistic Understanding of Strata Insurance in Australia and NZ report. In previous editions, we have previewed its release, spoken […]

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November 3, 2021

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Backing A Better Built Environment to Address Climate Change: What This Means for Strata

Where are we now? In 2021, we have observed the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2021 and a possible adoption by the Commonwealth […]

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SCA (Vic)

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Safety Responsibilities

There are a number of relevant cases dealing with the responsibility of strata managers and property managers dealing with the safety and negligence aspects of managing a property. It is […]

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BIV Reports

November 2, 2021

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Preparing for the season ahead

October to April is considered the peak time for bushfires, heatwaves, floods, tropical cyclones and thunderstorms in Australia, but severe weather can occur at any time throughout the year. The […]

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Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

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What’s the plan when disaster strikes?

In the insurance business you always need to be prepared for the next big event. The warning signs We insurance tragics scan the daily news and take note when there’s […]

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CHU Underwriting Agencies

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What is happening with pets in strata?

Have we gone mad? Maybe the Irwins were onto something when they got involved with Crocodiles…. They don’t move around much or leave their home (at Australia Zoo), sleep a […]

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Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

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How successful strata firms put employee experience first

Efficiency underpins strata success. With the growth in strata plans showing no sign of slowing, firms are focusing on scaling the number of lots under management and the average lots […]

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By Macquarie Bank

November 1, 2021

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Centralised Hot Water Systems

How to transform your liability to an asset Are you managing a building with a Centralised Hot Water system? Are your owners and tenants truly benefitting from this system? Is […]

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Active Utilities

Leading strata insurance specialist CHU named top underwriting agency

Leading strata insurance specialist CHU has won the 2021 Underwriting Agency of the Year Award in the Australian Insurance Industry Awards.  CHU has previously won the award in 2017 and […]

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October 31, 2021

Communicating with your Strata Manager

This Guideline has been developed for Residents living in Strata Properties. Purpose In the interest of each party’s well-being and mental health, and in order to help prioritise your matter […]

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Developed by SCA (WA) and reviewed by: Wal Dobrow – Reserve Fund Plans

September 11, 2021

COVID-19 is the greatest threat to our National Security since World War II

The NSW Budget 2021-22 plans to spend $1.1 billion ‘to keep NSW COVID safe’ as part of a $30.2 billion health budget, yet NSW and other States do not have […]

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Prepared for SCA by Chris Dobrow - General Manager - COVID19 Plans

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Keyboards don’t have feelings

In June 2021 I attended the SCA National Conference in Adelaide.  It had me out of the office for almost an entire week.  Upon touching down in Adelaide, I realised […]

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By Jason Carlson, Partner, Grace Lawyers

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What the FuCHUreof Work holds

Kimberly Jonsson, CEO of CHU, spoke at the SCA National Conference in Adelaide in June. Her presentation, “A vision for the future – how hybrid teams and flexible work arrangements […]

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Kimberley Jonsson, CEO of CHU

September 7, 2021

Asbestos in strata and community schemes

Ask wrong questions, get wrong answers WHS Legislation When asked whether a Strata Scheme has to comply with the WHS legislation in regard to obtaining an Asbestos Register and Asbestos […]

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BIV Reports

Unite and protect ourselves from digital fires

Cyber-crime is on the increase and SME businesses, including Strata Managers, are emerging as a prime target. Businesses face new challenges as they adapt to a working from home operating […]

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Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

How successful strata firms put employee experience first

How can strata businesses retain their talent to scale effectively? Read here for insight into the importance of prioritising employee experience in recruitment and retention.

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September 3, 2021

Strata Insurance Deep Dive – First of its Kind Report Released

The most comprehensive look into strata insurance undertaken in Australia – A data-driven holistic understanding of strata insurance – has been released. Compiled by one of Australia’s leading strata researchers […]

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SCA National

September 1, 2021

How to save up to 30% on your building costs

One of the services that Active Utilities offers is assisting multi-tenant residential and commercial Strata Managers to reduce costs, which benefits tenants in strata fees as well as in increased long-term value of buildings. A simple way to do this is through the upgrading of BMS and EMS systems.

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Active Utilities

August 31, 2021