Strata Annual Reporting – Commences on 30 June 2022

Strata Reporting

Strata Annual Reporting – Commences 30 June 2022 NSW Government is in the process of developing a digital hub to “revolutionise strata management”. The Strata Hub will be a central point of information on NSW’s 82,000 strata schemes. Information held on the Strata Hub will increase transparency and access to information for Strata Schemes. Purchasers […]

Pets in Strata – Yes or No?

Pets in Strata

Pets in Strata – Yes or No? The question “should a Strata Scheme allow animals” is one of the more divisive topics among committees and owners. We have seen interesting case law regarding pets in the past few years which created uncertainty in the industry and tribunal. To clear this up, on 25th August 2021, […]

Common Property Electricity – The good, the bad and the ugly of a strata energy tender

Common Property Electricity – The good, the bad and the ugly of a strata energy tender We have recently completed a bulk energy tender for many of our small clients. A bulk energy tender forms a buying group using all of the common property electricity and gas accounts. The buying group creates economies of scale […]

Strata Life COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

coronavirus update

Mask Wearing Required in the Common Property From Tuesday 13 July 2021 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in an indoor area of common property in a residential building that is: strata titled community titled or company titled. You do not need to wear a mask inside your own apartment. Common […]

Brush Turkeys in Strata – July/August nest building season

Confident Brush Turkey in strata

Brush Turkeys in Strata – July/August nest building season. The Australian Brush Turkey, often called Scrub Turkey or Bush Turkey, is a common widespread species and can be considered a pest by garden owners and strata residents. This is particularly so when the males start building their mounds, usually around July/August! They are found all […]

Understanding and improving water usage in strata buildings

water usage strata buildings

It is likely your unit or townhouse does not have an individual water meter as most apartment buildings in NSW have only one main meter. This is due to it not being a requirement for new developments until 2014. Monitoring usage in strata buildings For those buildings with only one master water meter, costs are […]

Electricity meters in strata buildings

electricity meters strata buildings

Strata schemes and electricity issues. The electrical meter room in a strata building are usually on common property but individual units meters are now supplied and owned by the Electricity provider, for example, AGL, Origin Energy. Changes to electricity supply meters in strata buildings The ‘Power of Choice’ is government implemented electricity industry-wide reforms set […]

How to resolve noise problems in a strata building

resolve noise problems strata buildings

Noise and strata. Do you have problems with noise in a residential strata scheme? Noise is a concern for many people in strata buildings and community associations and is one of the most common complaints when people are living in close proximity. Time restrictions regarding noise in strata Time restrictions on residential activities are determined […]

Water restrictions in strata buildings

Information about NSW level 2 water restrictions on strata buildings. Water restrictions commencing December 2019. Level two water restrictions which will apply to residents living in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra Regions will be enforced from 10th December 2019. This has been triggered by the expectation that dam levels around Sydney and Illawarra […]