Introduction to Strata

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Strata renovation rules: What do you need strata approval for?

If you’re a homeowner who is part of a strata community (and therefore an owners’ corporation), you know how important it is to keep your...

Jamesons Strata Management Appoints New General Manager

Appointment of New General Manager for Jamesons Southern – Talia Smith Jamesons are pleased to announce the appointment of Talia Smith as the...

Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 – Proposed Amendments

An Overview of the Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 On 10th October 2023, the Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 was introduced, proposing...

How Does Community Association Differ from a Strata Title?

Strata title, community association, Torrens title – what do they all mean? Whether you’re inspecting a beautiful apartment in Sydney or are...

Plumbing In Your Strata Managed Property -Who Is Responsible?

When living in a strata property, one of the most common issues that can arise is that of plumbing. If your plumbing goes awry, who is responsible...

Factors That Can Impact Your Insurance Costs In Your Strata Managed Property

When buying a strata property, there are many important things to consider, not the least of which is strata insurance. As many building defects...

What Does Strata Title Mean?

Developed almost 60 years ago, Strata Title is an Australian creation which is now used by countries all around the world. In NSW, the NSW...

Our Guide To Property Repairs – What Are You Responsible For Maintaining?

Generally speaking, the owner of a property is responsible for all maintenance and repairs within their lot and whatever isn’t common property....

Our Guide To Property Repairs – What Your Strata Manager Is Required To Fix

Having a strata manager can make your life much easier – but what do they do? A strata manager can function as a first point of contact for repairs...

The Key To Making A Property Successful

Strata developments come with a lot of moving parts, making it very hard to keep track of all the different issues to keep on top of, especially if...

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...

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....

Your Strata FAQs About Common Property

The complexities of common property boundaries mean that as strata managers, we’re asked a lot of reasonable questions about who does what (and who...

How Often are Strata Meetings Held?

It’s a commonly asked question for owners within strata committees; how often are strata meetings held? Here’s a rundown on the required and...

The Origins of Sydney Strata Schemes

Did you know that the strata title is actually an Australian invention? This modern method of co-ownership is used all over the world, but the...

How Do I Assign a Proxy Vote in my Strata Scheme?

Your strata meetings are your opportunity to make your voice heard and have your say on important decisions that will affect your lifestyle and...

What are General and Special Resolutions in a Strata Scheme?

The structure of a strata scheme uses a number of collective and democratic methods for effective community living, and one of these is the...

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...

Attending Your Strata Annual General Meeting

For some new owners within a strata scheme, the idea of attending your first Annual General Meeting can seem about as appealing as pulling teeth....

What Is Strata, and What Does a Strata Property Entail?

Brand new to the world of strata? Then this information is for you. Whether you’re considering buying an apartment that is part of a strata scheme...

Strata Repairs & Maintenance: Who is Responsible?

If you’re living in strata, it’s important to know exactly what you and your strata scheme are each responsible for when it comes to maintenance...

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....

What Changes Have Been Made to General Meetings?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses the changes that have been made to the general...

FAQs about Annual General Meetings for NSW Stratas

You’ve probably heard about how important it is that strata owners attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM). That’s because your AGM is used to...

What is Strata?

In the video Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons defines strata. Video Transcript Strata for the inexperienced can be really confusing, so I...

Confused? Read Our Strata Management Jargon Buster

If you’re confused about strata title management, rest assured you’re not alone. With many variations in strata law terminology across the...

Why Investors Should Attend Strata Meetings

As an investor in a strata complex, you automatically become a member of the owners corporation (also called the body corporate). This means you...

Think you know exactly how strata works? You might be surprised at some of the answers!

1. The strata manager decides how much I pay in levies each year and how much they will be paid for proving their service. Levies are decided at the...

What is a Poll Vote?

A poll vote is a vote cast using the value of unit entitlement allocated to each specific lot. This method of vote is used for passing a special...

How many owners need to be present to declare a quorum at an AGM, EGM & ECM?

AGM & EGM: A quorum for a general meeting is determined by one quarter or more of the people entitled to vote, being present in person or by...

Can I vote on agenda items at an ECM?

Only Executive Committee members can vote on agenda items at an Executive Committee meeting. The exception would be if an owner or company nominee of...

How do I fill out a proxy form?

Proxy forms for a range of meetings and scheme types are available to download from the Jamesons Document Bank. For informatin on how to fill out...

If you’re a homeowner who is part of a strata community (and therefore an owners’ corporation), you know how important it is to keep

If you’re a homeowner who is part of a strata community (and therefore an owners’ corporation), you know how important

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Alex Pratt

Jan 29, 2024

Appointment of New General Manager for Jamesons Southern – Talia Smith Jamesons are pleased to announce the appointment of Talia

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Lauren Byrne

Jan 11, 2024

An Overview of the Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 On 10th October 2023, the Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 was

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Paul Culbi

Nov 15, 2023

Strata title, community association, Torrens title – what do they all mean? Whether you’re inspecting a beautiful apartment in Sydney or

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Jackie Booth

Apr 12, 2021

When living in a strata property, one of the most common issues that can arise is that of plumbing. If

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Jackie Booth

Feb 20, 2020

When buying a strata property, there are many important things to consider, not the least of which is strata insurance.

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Jackie Booth

Feb 20, 2020

Developed almost 60 years ago, Strata Title is an Australian creation which is now used by countries all around the

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Jackie Booth

Dec 04, 2019

Generally speaking, the owner of a property is responsible for all maintenance and repairs within their lot and whatever isn’t

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Jackie Booth

Jan 18, 2019

Having a strata manager can make your life much easier – but what do they do? A strata manager can

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Jackie Booth

Jan 07, 2019

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