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Duties of the Manager – “The dark side”

An Original Essay by John Botha, Director of Highrise Strata Management I write this insight piece based on 14 years direct and continuous experience as a Strata Community Manager and […]

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August 24, 2022

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CCTV: A useful tool for protection or a system that intrudes?

An Original Essay by Rex Wong In the modern world, technology plays a more important role in our lives than ever. The year 2020 has changed many things, including how […]

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Bridging the Gap – Perception of Strata as Owner versus Strata Manager

An Original Essay by Monique Holton 18 months ago, as an owner in strata and before commencing my role as a strata manager, if I had been asked to describe […]

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Collaboration with owners corporations key to Victoria’s cladding rectification program success

Since the Victorian Government’s five-year cladding rectification program was announced, Victoria has led the way in assisting owners corporations through the complex process of cladding rectification. No other jurisdiction in […]

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August 23, 2022

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Is Painting Just Painting?

Painting is more than just protecting, preserving, and prolonging the life of a building or structure. Good paint work creates identities for buildings that are as unique as their architecture. […]

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July 11, 2022

Getting ready for electric vehicles in your strata property

With the rise in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia, strata owners need to be prepared for the growth of EVs. The environmental pluses of EVs have also added […]

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June 24, 2022

Extinction Event

Many Scientists believe that dinosaurs were wiped out by a mass extinction event, an event so devastating that not even the mighty T-Rex could survive. A giant asteroid crashed the […]

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By Joel Russell, Client Director, Kelly + Partners

June 14, 2022

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What key attributes do you need from your car stacker maintenance providers?

Engaging a great service company can be tricky. There can be unforeseen risks you may inadvertently take on when you select your service providers. Hard working Facility and Strata managers […]

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By Glenn Porter, Mnaging Director - VERTIMAX

May 29, 2022

Will routine maintenance be enough for a reliable car stacker? If not, what does it take?

In most automated manufacturing facilities, machines are maintained 24/7 with extensive maintenance routines, advanced analytics systems, and a maintenance crew available onsite. Car stacker systems are no different; but adding […]

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V-Space Parking Solutions

May 16, 2022

Elevator Contracts – The Ups and Downs

Increasingly, the strata world has significant mechanical plant to look after, from HVAC and generators to car stackers and Elevators. When it comes to Elevators here are a few things […]

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TK Elevator Australia

May 3, 2022

The Importunate of Funding for Common Property Repairs (Maintenance Plans)

Is your Owners Corporation not adequately maintaining their investment? More often than not, this is due to inadequate funding. This will likely affect the sale value of the lots and […]

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Kingsley Osmond, Director, Mabi Services

Did you know neglected maintenance can pose as a threat for the financial future of your body corporate and jeopardises the health and safety of residents and visitors?

Across three continents Solutions in Engineering strongly push managers of Unit Titles and Incorporated Schemes to make maintenance planning a priority. The future of your buildings lies in how well […]

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by Dakota Panetta National Business Development Manager, Solutions in Engineering

April 21, 2022

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More than 2.2 million Australians live in apartments

With the median unit price nudging $610,000 – Sydney’s average is over $800,000. Written by Voltin According to the latest research by the University of New South Wales City Futures […]

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April 11, 2022

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Quality of remediation pivotal to value of older buildings

NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler has warned strata communities against cutting corners in the remediation of older buildings. Mr Chandler has reportedly described the remediation sector as “potentially being bit […]

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Paynter Dixon

April 5, 2022

Wait Now, Pay More Later

There has been a lot of discussion about record increases in the price of real estate over the last 12 months, but there is a more pressing issue that strata […]

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Lannock Strata Finance

The Difficulties in Roof Replacement Works

A practice note issued by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) in January 2016 clarified that a Building Permit is now required when roof replacement works include common upgrades, such as an increase in fall or batten replacement.

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Terry O’Donoghue, Buildcheck

Large or Small – Could Strata Finance be the Solution?

The use of strata finance can assist strata properties to increase the value of their assets with upgrades to common areas and improvements to the building and surrounds.  From a […]

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Strata Loans

March 24, 2022

No Time to Waste: As Strata Living Grows, So Do Innovative Solutions for Rubbish Collection and Processing

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges for residents of strata communities in Victoria today centres around the disposal of rubbish, recycling, and other waste items, particularly where the design or […]

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Frank Cardamone, Managing Director, Waste Wise Environmental

March 22, 2022

Strata Insurance, Made Simple

Strata insurance can be a complex area to understand. You may get asked what it covers, and what other insurance policies owners need to protect their assets. Strata insurance policies […]

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Lia de Sousa, General Manager Strata, National, Whitbread Insurance Brokers

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In a Competitive Marketplace, How Do You Make Better Strata Insurance Decisions?

Successfully navigating the strata insurance market to make well-informed decisions will increasingly involve making sure you understand more about insurance market dynamics and the particular risk exposures of your building(s) […]

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Jane Evans, State Manager VIC/SA/TAS, BCB

March 8, 2022

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