How has the Role of the Strata Manager Changed?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the role of a strata manager has changed. At Jamesons, we believe it’s important to note that a lot of people are dissatisfied with their strata managers. They feel there’s a lack of transparency and often feel like the service they’re providing isn’t […]

What Do I Need To Know About Insurance In Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses what you need to know about insurance in strata. Insurance commissions can make up a huge part of a Strata Management Company’s revenue. What is an insurance commission? An insurance commission is a commission paid to the Strata Management Company as a result of them […]

What Can Be Done To Retrieve Unpaid Strata Levies?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses what can be done to retrieve unpaid strata levies. Levy arrears will now require a compulsory motion to be placed on the AGM agenda each year that demonstrates how your strata plan intends to pursue people that are not paying their levies. This could […]

How do the New Laws Address Gifts and Benefits

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws address gifts and benefits. The new legislation now says that a strata manager cannot accept a gift at a value of more than $60 at any one time. What happens if a strata manager accepts a gift higher than $60 […]

What Changes Have Been Made To The Strata By Laws?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses the changes that have been made to the strata by-laws. Each strata scheme over the next 12 months will have to review their by-laws and decide on any changes they want to make. That means that in the next 12 months, you will see […]

How do the New Laws Affect Smoking in Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws affect smoking in strata. It’s very clear in the new legislation that smoking has not been taken kindly to with the new bylaws. Owners corporations now have the choice of implementing a standard by-law for their scheme that bans smoking […]

How do the New Laws Affect Parking in Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws affect parking in strata. Parking in a strata has been a significant issue in for several years. People often complain to us as their  strata manager, that people are parking in the visitor parking spaces or they’ve dumped their cars […]

How has the Role of Tenants Evolved?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the role of tenants has evolved. The new legislation has been designed to be facilitate a collaborative environment. That includes all stakeholders including tenants. While some owners may not be too pleased with this change, there are certainly more benefits for tenants in […]

How can Owners Deal with Disposed Goods on Common Property?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how owners can deal with disposed goods on common property. In the new legislation, an owners corporation now has the right to move goods that have been disposed of on common property. (This does not include cars). If there has been goods dumped on […]