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Can Body Corporate Install Electrical Vehicle Charging?
May 29, 2024
Can Body Corporate Install Electrical Vehicle Charging?

Firstly – so as not to upset anyone – we care about the environment and obviously the shift towards renewable sources of energy is and should be a fundamental goal.

OC Management Hunger Games – 3 Mistakes for OC Committees to Avoid
May 16, 2024
OC Management Hunger Games – 3 Mistakes for OC Committees to Avoid

[July 2024 update] After a few weeks of silence,  all of the recipients of the original email finally heard back from the Committee. A month or so later after being…

Meet our new Senior Strata Consultant – Ada Zhao
May 15, 2024
Meet our new Senior Strata Consultant – Ada Zhao

Ada joins Strata Management Consultants Melbourne after a successful and extensive career across property development, real estate, and owners corporation management (including roles at Bluestone OCM and SSKB Owners Corp…

Do Strata Fees Include Council Rates?
May 08, 2024
Do Strata Fees Include Council Rates?

If you’re part of a strata community / owners corporations, you might be puzzled by the two distinct bills you receive: strata fees (i.e. your quarterly OC levy…

Can An Owners Corporation Issue Fines Victoria?
May 02, 2024
Can An Owners Corporation Issue Fines Victoria?

Owners Corporations (OC) in Victoria play a crucial role in maintaining harmony and upholding rules within the building. But when it comes to enforcing rules…

Reasons for Removing Body Corporate Committee Members
April 18, 2024
Reasons for Removing Body Corporate Committee Members

A well-known OC lawyer used to like to say that “there is no OC rule to make an unreasonable person reasonable” – and this can as true for lot owners…

Strata Management Industry – Some Good and Positive News to start the week!
April 15, 2024
Strata Management Industry – Some Good and Positive News to start the week!

Sometimes, it feels like OC management companies forget that we’re all working towards the same goal: a better strata industry.  We’d love to see more collaboration and innovative solutions that…

The Netstrata Saga – How Many Other Strata Companies Have Strata Subsidiary Companies?
April 02, 2024
The Netstrata Saga – How Many Other Strata Companies Have Strata Subsidiary Companies?

Professional strata management companies should probably offer one professional service – strata management. Ideally – nothing else. Good operators will be good operators and shonky operators will be shonky. A…

How Are Lot Entitlements Calculated
March 08, 2024
How Are Lot Entitlements Calculated

In Victoria, owners corporations for the purposes of property ownership have a concept of Lot Liabilities and Lot Entitlements. For the most part (and on most OC reports that you…

Can Body Corporate Ban Airbnb?
February 07, 2024
Can Body Corporate Ban Airbnb?

Melbourne sits at number 10 on this list of cities with the most AirBnB rentals in the world.   Apartment buildings in Victoria…

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