Strata Resident

Estate Planning — It’s Not All About the “End”

Recently I gave a seminar on basic estate planning for managers (both business owners and staff) and I was surprised on how many people either didn’t have a will or […]

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By Colin Grace, Grace Lawyers

December 12, 2023

Elevate Your Building Maintenance — Get the Service you Deserve!

Unexpected car breakdowns and repairs are inconvenient, frustrating, and stressful, especially when you have a busy day ahead. Regular servicing and maintenance prevent this, to ensure your car is always […]

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By KONE

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Retrofit your building without any capital investment

No capital. No need to raise owner levies. Challenge solved. Smart Urban Properties Australia (SUPA) recognise the challenge owners corporations and building managers have in maintaining and improving their buildings […]

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By Supa

December 8, 2023

Ethics in Strata

Recently I attended the SCA National Conference in Darwin and was charged with the responsibility of doing a session on Ethics in Strata Management. Giving a solicitor such a topic […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

October 8, 2023

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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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Waste Wise Environmental

August 30, 2023

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Aurora Central Melbourne and SCA (Vic)’s Strong Advocacy Program

In what may have been the largest meeting of its kind in Melbourne’s history, the recent decision of the Aurora Melbourne Central owners corporation to elect a new committee following […]

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Julie McLean, President, SCA (Vic)

June 25, 2023

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SCA (NZ) Committee Governance Reform and Education

New Zealand is about to embark in a new chapter in Strata Committee governance. Long awaited improvements to Committee operations will commence on Tuesday 9 May 2023, as part of […]

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Liza Fry-Irvine, Deputy President, SCA (NZ)

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Best Practice Disclosure Guidelines for Strata Insurance

An increasingly complex area of strata management involves placement of specialist strata insurance products. Strata is a unique model of property ownership. Insurance for “Common Property”, the owned and shared […]

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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

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Respect Pledge Creating Harmony in Strata

SCA are excited to announce the launch of the Respect Pledge. We welcome strata communities to commit to the pledge, and take the first step in creating harmony in strata. […]

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SCA

March 28, 2023

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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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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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Cost of Living and Retrofitting

Cost of living is the topic on everyone’s mind right now, and rightly so. Increased interest rates, record high fuel and grocery prices, shortages of labour and interruptions to supply […]

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August 24, 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

Engagement with building residents a key priority for Cladding Safety Victoria

Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) is always working to keep owners corporations and tenants informed about rectification works. CSV communicates directly with owners corporations involved in our cladding rectification program via […]

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Cladding Safety Victoria

April 5, 2022

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To Educate Or Not To Educate – Why There Should Be Education Regimes For Strata/Community

Strata and Community titles are the largest growing type of development across Australia. All States & Territories are experiencing growth in most sectors of the market (residential, industrial, commercial, retail […]

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Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

April 4, 2022

NVR or VMS for my CCTV – What’s the difference

We are living in an increasingly hi-tech world. Every day new security products are being created and marketed to us, the pace of these new products can be overwhelming. Today’s […]

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Adam Walsh, General Manager, Brave Security

February 23, 2022

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Industry News

Industry news pulls together some of the most interesting and important stories in the strata industry over the past few months. Apartment buildings race to retrofit electric vehicle chargers Domain, […]

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January 6, 2022

The Other C Word: Community during the Pandemic

The pandemic and associated public health measures, such as extended lockdowns have put people’s living space front and centre in Victoria over the past two years. As Owners Corporation Managers […]

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An Original Essay by Mandy Daillecourt Winner of the SCA (Vic) 2021 Essay Award

December 7, 2021

COVID-19, CCTV, and Security

The next few months over the Christmas/New Year break are always difficult ones in the strata sector for a couple of core reasons. Firstly, many people are away on holidays […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

December 6, 2021