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What Is A Certificate Of Currency & How To Get One

When you are looking to either buy or refinance a property, which includes an apartment, townhouse or villa that is part of a strata complex, you are...

Winter Strata Protection: Rising Damp, Mould, and Prevention Best Practices in Strata Buildings

Maintaining a healthy living environment in your strata scheme is crucial for the well-being of residents and the structural integrity of the...

Who Do You Complain to if Your Strata Manager Isn’t Pulling Their Weight?

Strata managers are here to make strata living easy and enjoyable, but a strata manager who isn’t performing their job effectively can actively...

Why Great Strata Management is Customised Strata Management

If you lifted the roof on your strata property and peered inside, you’d see that the property and the lives of its residents are completely unique....

4 Key Signs Your Strata Manager Could be Old-Fashioned (and Making Life Harder)

A modern approach to strata management can make life far easier and smoother for strata owners. So how do you know if your current strata manager is...

Who Manages Strata for My Apartment? Getting to Know Your Strata Manager

If you’ve just moved into your new apartment or strata property in NSW, you might be wondering exactly how this whole strata thing works. What...

How Does a Strata Manager Differ from a Property Manager?

Is property management the same as strata management? Well some say we are all the same as we work in the property industry, but at times we should...

Times When Using a Professional Strata Manager Proves Invaluable

Your strata scheme has the option of using a strata manager in NSW, but how do you know if this will provide genuine value? The right professional...

Strata Managers Must be Licensed in NSW. What Does This Mean?

Strata schemes in NSW can either be self-managed or managed by a licensed strata manager. The majority of schemes choose to work with a licensed...

What Do Strata Management Fees and Charges Cover?

Strata management fees may feel like just another cost to strata owners. But what exactly is covered in this cost? While the specifics vary between...

Your Guide to Understanding the Rental Bond Scheme

It’s one of the most frustrating parts about moving from one rental property to another – organising the bond for a new place when you haven’t...

What To Look For In A Good Strata Manager – Do You Have One?

Naturally, some needs and expectations a property owner has of their strata manager can be negotiated on an individual basis. There are some basic...

What Does a Commercial Strata Manager Do?

Commercial strata schemes may come in many different forms, including office buildings, factories, shopping centres, car parks, or combinations of...

How Australia’s New Subletting Legislation Will Affect Airbnb

On 5th June 2018, the NSW state government revealed a new set of legislations that would have big impacts on strata inhabitants and short-stay...

The Value of Using a Local Strata Manager

Choosing a strata manager with local expertise guarantees they’ll be trained and experienced to handle all your unique requirements and issues that...

A Word on Strata Manager Contracts

Is your strata manager not meeting the mark? Whether it’s an issue of inadequate maintenance, fund deficits, general disorganisation or anything...

Troubles with Strata Managing Agents – and How to Avoid Them

Strata managing agents are responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of matters within your strata scheme. Your strata manager...

A Word on Leasing Out Your Strata Unit

Whether you’re moving overseas for six months or have just purchased an investment strata property, leasing out your unit can bring in welcome...

The Role of a Strata Manager vs Property Manager

Strata manager and property manager: they’re the same thing, right? Not so much. Although they’re both useful within the real estate industry, a...

What Does a Strata Manager Do?

Ever wonder what a strata manager does? You’re not alone. There are many people who are new to living in strata schemes and feel unsure of what the...

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...

How Do the New Laws Address Short Term Letting?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws address short term letting. With the growing...

Can I Let out My Strata Unit Short-Term?

Our strata managers in Sydney are sometimes asked about letting out strata units on short-term sites such as Airbnb and Stayz, and it’s difficult...

Accessing NSW Strata Management Services in Rural Regions

Traditionally it’s been a challenge finding the right strata management agency in regional and rural areas of Australia. Even if you can find...

What is the role of a strata manager?

If you rent or own an apartment, office or commercial space, you deserve to know that the building complex is properly being maintained and managed....

How to Change Strata Managers

The best-run strata schemes generally depend on the expertise and sound judgement of experienced, professional strata managers. It’s not uncommon...

How Do Strata Managers And Property Managers Differ?

There are significant differences between strata managers and property managers which are often confused by lot owners and residents in strata titled...

7 Signs of Efficient Strata Management

Most apartment blocks have strata managers. These are fully licensed professionals trained to deal with the everyday needs of a strata scheme. A...

Strata Managers and Property Managers: The Difference between the Two

Many think that these two terms mean the same thing, but they actually don’t. Although constantly used interchangeably by some people, these two...

The Importance of Having a Licensed Strata Manager

In strata title management, owners, whether these are investors or occupiers, have the option to self-manage or hire a strata manager to do all the...

Qualities of a Good Strata Manager

Choosing an effective strata manager is key to successful and satisfying strata living. However, many property owners or body corporate often do not...

An update on the highly anticipated invoice approval and document management system

Due to some interface upgrades the roll out of our much anticipated invoice approval system and document management system has been slightly delayed....

What Is A Certificate Of Currency & How To Get One

When you are looking to either buy or refinance a property, which includes an apartment, townhouse or villa that is part of a strata complex, you are...

Federal Budget 2024  – the impact for apartment owners

When the Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down this year’s budget in mid-May 2024 it looked like not much change for apartment owners at...

The Design Building Practitioners Act – Compliance Implications

As you are likely aware, the NSW Government has created legislation associated with certain major works. The Design & Building Practitioners Act...

Introducing the Design Building Practitioners Act

In an initiative to further protect consumers, the NSW Government has created new legislation associated with major works. The Design & Building...

What do changes to the Community Land Management Act mean for you?

As defined by Fair Trading NSW, community, precinct and neighbourhood schemes are “forms of land title that help in subdividing and developing land...

What Happens if Someone Breaches Strata Rules?

If you’re living in a strata property or are planning to, you’ll likely be aware that there are strata by-laws in place that shape the way of...

Apartments & Fire Doors: What Are The Regulations?

Whether at a hotel, at work, or someplace else entirely, we’ve all had to deal with fire doors at certain points. These large, heavy doors are...

Your Guide To The Amended NSW Plumbing & Drainage Laws

As a strata committee member, one of your tasks is to stay on top of new legislation and regulations to make sure that your strata scheme complies...

What Are Tenants’ Rights in A Sydney Strata Scheme?

You probably hear a lot about strata rights of owners and responsibilities within a strata scheme, but are things different for a tenant who rents a...

Do Strata Laws Apply if We Live in a Duplex?

A duplex or strata scheme with only two lots can be an ideal living situation for many people. This type of set-up often provides an easy lifestyle...

The New Rules on Smoking in Strata

Back in 2015, we outlined that there may be new changes to the New South Wales strata laws regarding the definition and addressing of nuisance smoke....

Methods to Resolve Strata By-Law Breaches

Strata living on the whole is a harmonious and enjoyable experience, largely thanks to the individual by-laws that define a strata scheme’s rules....

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...

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...

How do the New Laws Address Renovations in Strata?

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

Developers and the NSW Strata Law Reforms

The new NSW strata law reforms brought in on 30 November last year have brought in a number of new regulations that affect developers who are...

Good News for Residents from the 2016 NSW Strata Law Reforms

Many of the existing NSW strata laws simply don’t reflect our modern way of living and little wonder – they’ve been in place for around 55...

New Strata Laws To Eliminate Smoking

Nuisance cigarette smoke is among the items targeted in the major reform of NSW strata management laws currently in process. This is the most...

8 Things You Need to Know About Strata Management Laws

The whole area of strata ownership and management can be a tricky one. Many home buyers and investors are confused about what a strata scheme is, and...

New Strata Laws Could Affect Smoking on Balconies

Living in a strata scheme comes with its own set of challenges, and rules to follow. Each strata scheme will have its own by-laws which are designed...

Can I Renovate My Kitchen Under the New Strata Laws?

When it comes to kitchen renovations, living in a strata unit or apartment can be complicated. In some strata complexes, the body corporate will...

Child-Proofing of Windows in Strata Complexes Now Compulsory

Government strata legislation has made it compulsory for windows that are two metres or more above the ground to have safety devices fitted to...

Deadline extended AGAIN for swimming pool compliance legislation

The state government has been forced to extend the deadline of the new legislation that stops people selling homes with pools without their...

Swimming Pool Compliance

A peace of lifestyle luxury, now with a touch of compliance. New legislation for the sale or lease of a property with a pool will apply from 29 April...

Changes to Window Legislation

Window legislation laws have changed so here are some important things you need to know to be prepared!  Changes in both Volumes of BCA...

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