What Insurance is Needed for My NSW Strata Property?

Making sense of what’s covered when it comes to insurance for your strata property can be confusing – especially when you factor in other policies like contents insurance and landlord insurance. To make things easier, we’ve created a handy guide to insurance requirements in NSW strata schemes. What does strata insurance cover? Under a strata […]

Who Pays for Maintenance in my NSW Strata Apartment?

If you’re living in a strata building, it’s important to know who’s responsible for the maintenance costs in and around your apartment or lot. Here’s a quick rundown of which costs are paid by the owners corporation and which costs are paid by the owner. Keep in mind, though, that strata schemes can vary from […]

What Are By-laws in a Strata Scheme?

By-laws exist in every strata scheme, but what purpose do they serve? They are policies that define the rules for harmonious living within a strata scheme, whether that relates to behaviour of residents and guests or issues such as pets, smoking, parking and the use of common property. These by-laws are kept on the Certificate […]

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 […]