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Roundup: On radio and in the forum, questions keep coming

Roundup: On radio and in the forum, questions keep coming

We were on radio again for the first time for a while last week and we had our usual crop of confused, angry, irritated and frustrated flat owners. One bloke wanted to know if his strata committee was allowed to fine him for late and non-payment of his strata levies, while another asked if it […]

What exactly is common property … and what isn’t?

What exactly is common property … and what isn’t?

‘How come the inside of my front door isn’t but the outside is?’ ‘If the paint on my walls is my responsibility, what about the tiles in my bathroom?’ The Flat Chat Forum gets no end of posts asking us what is and what isn’t common property. Since, for reasons best known to themselves, Strata Community […]

Loan help for schemes hit by cladding insurance hikes

Loan help for schemes hit by cladding insurance hikes

A shock rise in strata insurance premiums due to risks associated with flammable cladding has left many apartment owners struggling to meet price hikes, says owners corporation finance lender Lannock Strata Finance. And some strata schemes are at risk of having their obligatory insurance cover cancelled for late payment – meaning owners could be hit […]

ROUNDUP: Signs of the times as OCN gets a boost

ROUNDUP: Signs of the times as OCN gets a boost

Last week, after our story about the Owners Corporation Network, more than 500 of you went over to their website and had a look around.  What a terrific response! Now, I know signing up to the OCN is a commitment that you might have to take to your committee and all that jazz (although you […]

Roundup: The only independent lobby group for strata owners and residents

Roundup: The only independent lobby group for strata owners and residents

Every little niche of our society seems to have its own pressure group, lobbyists or even political party.  So why don’t we? After all, according to the stats in the new Strata Data report, we make up 15 per cent of the population in NSW. Well, in fact, we do have our own group.  It’s […]