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Always stay one step ahead

For most people, returning home from a long day at work or a holiday away is something they look forward to. It’s their safe haven where they feel comfortable and […]

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By Kone

June 25, 2023

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Electrifying your apartment building

Over the last year or so as interest in sustainability for strata has grown through the installation of solar panels and reviews of the potential to retrofit EV Charging solutions, […]

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By Active

June 24, 2023

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Secrets to success: how to attract and retain top talent

Finding skilled, capable, and motivated staff has become an increasing challenge for Australian businesses, with the labour market at its tightest since the 1970s. What are the push and pull […]

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By Macquarie Bank

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Bullying and Harassment in schemes

At the recent SCA Principals Night Off (April) that I attended we discussed the many changes and challenges since Covid 19, including bullying. In Jason Carlson’s articles and seminars about […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner - Grace Lawyers

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Defects in Strata properties and their impact on Insurance

Building defects are a common issue in both new and existing buildings across Australia, especially as the demand for strata properties is growing and currently outweighs the supply. It is […]

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By CHU

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Where to for our strata insurance ecosystem?

In Tennessee, in September 1916, Clarence Saunders founded his revolutionary new style of grocery store – Piggly Wiggly. Until this time, customers presented their shopping orders to clerks who gathered […]

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By BCB

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The Emergence of Very Long-Term Maintenance Planning in the Unit Titles Act

The emergence of the amended unit titles act has elevated New Zealand to among the highest standards in the world of forward maintenance planning for unit title schemes. With most […]

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By Dakota Panetta, Solutions in Engineering

April 4, 2023

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EV Charging Update

Active is a member of the SCA Strata Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce (SEVIT) and have been working alongside the SCA, and other members of the taskforce, to help develop submissions […]

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By Active

March 28, 2023

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Building business value as operational costs soar

Australia’s strata industry is flourishing. The last two decades of growth is equivalent to the previous 40 years, with cumulative rather than cyclical growth, as each release of lots adds […]

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By Macquarie Bank

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It’s a full moon tonight

90 – 95% of the population are normal, well-adjusted human beings, but they might occasionally let their emotions get the better of them and behave in counterproductive ways. There is […]

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By Jason Carlson, Partner, Grace Lawyers

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How AI and Drone Technology Is Transforming the Strata Industry

The strata industry is changing. Strata owners are demanding quick, excellent service and Insurers and Underwriters are asking for more detailed and higher-quality building information. These factors coupled with the […]

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By CHU

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Where to for the strata insurance market – 2023 and beyond

As we emerge from COVIDinduced disruption, despite facing tough economic conditions businesses appear to be returning to longer planning horizons. They are ready to invest and form new partnerships. To […]

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By Body Corporate Brokers

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Steps to take to make your scheme more competitive to insurers

How do schemes become more competitive As you may be aware, insurers are becoming highly selective of which schemes they may choose to insure. Each scheme now has to be […]

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By BIV Reports

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SCA (Vic) Sponsor Spotlight: Johns Lyng Strata Services

Johns Lyng Strata Services provides a broad range of property services to a number of large and small Strata Management, Strata Brokers, Owners Corporations and Property Managers nationally. Johns Lyng […]

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February 10, 2023

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Stressing about how to fund your next painting project? Stress no more!

Aside from the initial purchase, painting can often be the most expensive investment for a building. Whether that be a single storey home or a multi level strata complex, it […]

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Michael Castrilli, Perrott Painting

December 14, 2022

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One call does it all; the building, emergency and restoration specialists.

Building: Designing the best outcome and value for building, renovation, and extension projects. We offer comprehensive management for all types of renovation, construction, and repair projects from concept to completion […]

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Nanci Roberts, Presidential Group

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Changes to the BUGT Act pass the Parliament

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (“2022 Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 8 November 2022. The 2022 Act was proclaimed on […]

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By Gary Bugden

December 4, 2022

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Benefits of a CCTV Drain Inspection for Strata

For strata buildings, there are a lot of things that need to be surveyed and managed to ensure everyone living in the space is as comfortable as possible. One of […]

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Chris Pember, Tunnel Vision

November 17, 2022

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Australia’s building defects crisis: practical tips for dealing with defects

Alarming statistics published in November 2019 lay bare true of extent of Australia’s building defects crisis. In a study involving 212 buildings, Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha […]

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By Grace Lawyers

October 20, 2022

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Managing the growing problem of underinsurance

Increases in the cost of living and doing business have been rising, and at a faster rate than in many decades. This is largely driven by supply chain issues and […]

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By CHU