Buying & Investing in Strata

Do We Need a Maintenance Fund for Our Owners Corporation?
July 11, 2023
Do We Need a Maintenance Fund for Our Owners Corporation?

What is a Maintenance Funds In Victoria A Maintenance Fund is essentially a financial safety net. It is thoroughly designed to empower an Owners Corporation to carry the essential costs…

Choosing An Apartment or Townhouse in 2023 For Owners Corporations?
May 25, 2023
Choosing An Apartment or Townhouse in 2023 For Owners Corporations?

When it comes to buying and investing – a really good question to consider is whether an apartment or townhouse is a better choice. Furthermore, how an apartment or townhouse…

Strata Management Fees: A Break Down
May 03, 2023
Strata Management Fees: A Break Down

Have you just purchased your own apartment? Or perhaps you’re simply looking into making this major purchase and became aware of strata management fees. Regardless of which exciting…

Are Car Stackers a Good Idea For Owners Corporations?
April 28, 2023
Are Car Stackers a Good Idea For Owners Corporations?

‘Are car stackers a good idea for owners corporations’, might be a question that a lot of new apartment owners and prospective apartment buyers may find themselves asking. Car stackers…

How to Change Strata Managers: 5 Factors To Consider
April 22, 2023
How to Change Strata Managers: 5 Factors To Consider

If you are reading this blog post, you must be asking how to change strata managers for your shared complex or strata building. Changing strata managers needn’t…

Top 10 Causes of Building Leaks
March 18, 2023
Top 10 Causes of Building Leaks

At Strata Management Consultants, we know building leaks can be the cause of significant inconvenience and financial strain for strata property owners and tenants. When it comes…

Overdue OC Levies: Who Pays for Penalty Interest and Reminder Fees?
May 20, 2021
Overdue OC Levies: Who Pays for Penalty Interest and Reminder Fees?

Firstly, there are 2 fees or charges being discussed here: The interest charged by the Owners Corporation to a Lot Owner who hasn’t paid their Levy Notice owed to the Owners…

Is the Strata Management Industry in Australia Under-pricing Itself on Smaller Buildings?
April 30, 2021
Is the Strata Management Industry in Australia Under-pricing Itself on Smaller Buildings?

Owners Corporation Management in Melbourne A few months ago, I had coffee with Richard, the Managing Director of one Melbourne’s large strata management companies. One of the topics that came…

Unfair Contract Terms and Owners Corporations
August 20, 2020
Unfair Contract Terms and Owners Corporations

“Unfair Contract Terms and Owners Corporations” is a common topic of discussion for us – both in conversations that we have with Committees and internally within the office. Over the…

Does Every Strata Management Company Take Insurance Commissions?
July 28, 2020
Does Every Strata Management Company Take Insurance Commissions?

Strata Management / Owners Corporation Insurance The Concerns of Owners Corporations and Committees Why Do Strata Management Companies Receive Insurance Commissions? Unscrupulous and Unethical Body Corporate…

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