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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

A large building in Melbourne CBD invited 15-20 OC management companies to pitch for the management of their building… An email goes out en masse presumably with inputs from Committee…

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…

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 to Avoid Body Corporate Fees
January 31, 2024
How to Avoid Body Corporate Fees

When you buy a property in Australia, you are buying either a Torrens Titled property (i.e. a house on a block of land) – or a Strata Titled property (i.e.

Does Strata Cover Building Insurance?
November 23, 2023
Does Strata Cover Building Insurance?

Strata building insurance covers the building, common area contents, loss of rent/temporary accommodation, and public liability (of common areas). Committees should always ensure there’s coverage for personal accident/voluntary works, legal…

What is a Strata Committee?
November 21, 2023
What is a Strata Committee?

A Strata Committee is elected at the AGM to represent the Owners Corporation in day-to-day decision making. Committee Members can be elected from lot owners or lot owners’ proxies who…

Can Body Corporate Refuse Pets?
November 01, 2023
Can Body Corporate Refuse Pets?

In Australia, a nation known for its love of animals, pet ownership continues to surge. This trend is mirrored globally, with over a billion pets enriching the lives of their…

Strata Management Industry – Time to Increase Management Fees?
November 01, 2023
Strata Management Industry – Time to Increase Management Fees?

It’s a bit ridiculous for someone to stand up and yell to the room that the OC industry needs “service, service, service!!”  but in practice actively works to drive pricing…

Body Corporate Management,  Owners’ Corporation Management and Strata Management – What’s the Difference?
May 30, 2023
Body Corporate Management, Owners’ Corporation Management and Strata Management – What’s the Difference?

Functionally, the terms are interchangeable – rather like AFL, footy and Aussie Rules. Legally, it depends on where you live. ‘Body Corporate’ and ‘Body Corporate Manager’…

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