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The Debt Collector

I formed my hand into a tightly clenched fist, the veins in my temple began to throb as a single bead of sweat trickled down my brow and dripped effortlessly […]

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Anthony Votano, Premier Strata Management

December 10, 2020

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Window Safety Two Years On

It’s been almost two years since the NSW Window Safety Legislation became mandatory within the residential strata sector. Post deadline ASQB continues to heavily contribute to the industry, our involvement […]

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Anthony Shakar ASQB Managing Director

December 8, 2020

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Short Stays Banned

A ground-breaking legal decision to uphold a short-term letting bylaw There’s been a ground-breaking legal decision on the battle by some unit and apartment owners in Queensland to ban Airbnb […]

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Marketplace Strategy Solutions & SCA (Qld)

December 3, 2020

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A Guide to Combustible Cladding

Combustible cladding on properties is a daunting prospect, with many owners and building managers still struggling on how to go forward. Changing requirements in each state and territory can challenge […]

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Bruce McKenzie, Sedgwick

November 12, 2020

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Talking Heads

Two of the property sector’s heavyweights have voiced their opinion on arguably the apartment market’s toughest challenge, structural defects. Property developer Harry Triguboff has called upon the banks to fix […]

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Marketplace Strategy Solutions

November 11, 2020

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Q & A with Barry Doyle

SCA (WA) General Manager A sincere congratulations on your appointment as SCA (WA) General Manager in late 2019. What are your immediate priorities for 2020? 2020 will see the advent of significant […]

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November 6, 2020

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Paynter Dixon Remedial Completes Re-cladding Project in the Sydney CBD

Paynter Dixon Remedial is one of the first companies in Sydney to complete a re-cladding project under the new laws that came into effect on 22 October 2018. Under the […]

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November 3, 2020

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In Real Time: The Demand for Better Communications

66% of strata owners replied: they would prefer a new strata manager. Our cities are going vertical and in New South Wales alone, over 2.5 million people live or work […]

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Peter Mansour CEO and Founder of Strata Alert®

November 2, 2020

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Q & A with Maree Davenport

Congratulations on your appointment as SCA (VIC) Chief Executive Officer in 2019. What are your priorities over the next 12 months? There are so many challenges facing the strata sector, many […]

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SCA (VIC) CEO

October 30, 2020

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Is Your Strata Management Business Ready for Change?

Macquarie research shows that strata managers have enjoyed strong revenue and profit growth, driven by favourable macro-economic trends. Yet, according to one industry leader, change is just over the horizon. […]

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October 22, 2020

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5 Ways to Support Your Growth Strategy Through Talent

Successful leaders understand the importance of investing in their people and culture, because they recognise the impact their people have on the business performance and customer experience. In fact, research shows […]

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October 21, 2020

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Strata Debt Recovery: How to Get Unpaid Levies Back on Track

Australia’s community living boom is triggering positive change for the strata industry by placing skill sets, customer experience and efficiency under the microscope. And with unpaid levies set to remain […]

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October 19, 2020

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10 TIPS to Reduce Your Carbs

Reducing our carbon footprint is now becoming a matter of not only national importance but globally. We can all do our bit to help. Here are 10 tips to reduce […]

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October 15, 2020

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The Half Turn

Go back, right back to when you were in high school. Picture the time you were thinking about what your mark on the world was going to be. Picking subjects […]

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Aaron Grigg

October 1, 2020

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Building Insurance Valuations

The Roles and Responsibilities of Strata Owners and Their Agents The legislative requirements for building insurance valuation vary between each state. Where most states simply refer to obtaining a valuation, […]

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BIV Reports

September 16, 2020

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Premier Painting Q&A

Not only does a fresh coat of paint improve the look of a strata building, a quality paint job also provides a protective barrier between the elements and the building […]

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September 3, 2020

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Q&A: What is a Building Insurance Valuation?

We sat down with Moish Ekman, a Certified Practicing Valuer from Ensure Group Property Valuers, to understand what a building insurance valuation is, why strata communities require them and how […]

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September 2, 2020

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Uncertainty Abounds

What Owners’ Corporations and Strata Managers can do to keep the costs of insurance sustainable. Six natural catastrophes have been declared since September 2019, with insurance claims expected to total […]

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September 1, 2020

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What COVID-19 Means to Your Strata Insurance

Strata owners are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their properties. The uncertainty of the virus on the economic future of Australia has put added pressure on an already weakening […]

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CHU

August 5, 2020

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Combustible Cladding: What Building Owners Need to Know in Queensland

Under the Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings program, if you are the owner of a building that may contain potentially combustible cladding, you will need to engage a Registered Professional Engineer […]

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Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland

August 4, 2020