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Unit Owners – don’t miss out on the NBN

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Every Australian home, apartment and business will be connected to the NBN by 2021, either by fibre optic cable, fixed-wireless or satellite. More then one in five of the buildings expected to be connected are multi-unit strata dwellings. The challenge is that there isn’t any central register of office bearers or strata managers to know who’s managing each building and where they can be contacted in order to arrange connection of the cable to the property. For self-managed strata schemes (an area of particular interest for me with my company OurBodyCorp) it’s important not to be forgotten when the cables […]Read More

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What’s the difference between strata and community title?

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Peter Asimakoloulos of Harcourts Mawson Lakes answers the question, what’s the difference between strata and community title (SA). “Strata Title: Town houses, units and some types of commercial property generally fall under these categories. Each unit and common property comes from one large parcel incorporating property and land. Each unit or allotment is given its own title as well as the common property (shared between all members of the group). The difference is in the way in which the land boundaries are defined. A Strata Title unit’s boundaries are defined by reference to parts of the building, not by the […]Read More

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Why you need to maintain your strata property

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Interesting blog post from Michael Teys, well-respected strata lawyer, on the need to maintain your property.  Perhaps a New Year’s Resolution to all us strata property owners… Ironically for an area where health and safety laws are observed more in the breach than otherwise, the laws for owners corporations to repair and maintain common property are very strict. The owners corporation must repair and maintain common property are the simple words used to impose this liability. The courts have consistently interpreted these words to mean what they say – just do it – not when you get around to it […]Read More

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A strata fire to end all fires

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As a unit owner if this doesn’t frighten the bejeezes out of you, then I don’t know what will.  I understand that no one was hurt which is a relief. A strata fire to end all strata fires. Check out this video clip Tamweel Tower Blaze (Dubai) “While it’s uncertain how this fire was started, many think the metal used for cladding contained a flammable core that propelled the flames even faster. Reporters even captured images of the burning metal pieces popping off the sides of the building and starting smaller fires on the roofs of nearby structures.” [via archpaper […]Read More

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The Gherkin, the Shard… the Cloud

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London as its ‘Gherkin‘ and ‘Shard‘, and Martin Place has its ‘Money Box‘. And Barangaroo (Sydney) may soon have its own piece of architectural inspiration, taken straight from the clouds. The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has lodged plans for Barangaroo Central, which went on public display. Read More: Sydney Morning Herald Related articles We might as well get more Barangaroo for our buck ( More