Strata Life COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

coronavirus update

Business as Usual Strata Life continues to closely monitor events as they unfold with regards to the latest COVID-19 requirements and we wanted to continue to reassure our clients that at present it is business as usual regarding the management of your property. We remind you that the following measures have been put in place: […]

Understanding and improving water usage in strata buildings

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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

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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

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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 […]

Strata by-law enforcement

By-law problems in strata schemes. All strata schemes have a set of by-Laws (rules) that owners, occupiers and, in some cases, even visitors must follow. By-laws cover issues such as whether or not pets are permitted on the scheme, how smoking is regulated, parking, noise, and the conduct of residents and visitors. Compliance with these […]

The rules regarding pets in strata buildings

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Information about having pets in strata buildings. For those who are, or would like to become, a pet owner in a strata scheme, here are the facts you need to know according to the NSW Fair Trading. The RSPCA claims that 63 per cent of Australian households currently own pets and so when the NSW strata by-laws changed at the end […]

Strata Living Guide

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Published by Fair Trading NSW, the Strata Living publication will guide you through what you need to know if you rent or own a strata property. Use this guide to understand how a strata scheme works including the roles, rights and responsibilities of owners, tenants and strata professionals and deal with common issues and practical […]

Strata renovation works fact sheet

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This article outlines what needs to be considered before undertaking renovations in a strata property whether it’s to an individual lot or common property.  The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 differentiates between three main renovation categories. Below provides some basic guidance only and you should discuss the nature of your works with your strata manager […]

Strata window lock laws

strata window lock laws

The ‘Kids Don’t Fly’ safety campaign, an initiative of Kids Health, the Child Health Promotion Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead states that approximately 50 children per year fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Unfortunately, this results with many children being seriously injured and sometimes even resulting in death. In 2010 across NSW, 34 […]