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Short-Term Letting – The Holding Pattern Continues

  On Tuesday we all waited with bated breath for the State Government’s 1pm announcement on their short-term letting Policy document . At 12.45pm the announcement was cancelled. The back bench refused to support the proposal and the matter was back to the party room. So what does this mean to your owners corporation? Basically, [...]

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Apartment Living – Try Before You Buy!

  Strata living isn’t for everyone. And that’s totally ok. After all, when you buy an apartment you are essentially entering into a co-ownership relationship with strangers. The differences in living and owning in a free-standing home and an apartment are abundant, and there are many considerations when deciding to move from one to the [...]

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BM & Sm

What’s the Difference between a Strata Manager & Building Manager?

  Here at Strata Sense we are unapologetically doing strata differently. We want to deliver the type of service that transforms strata management from a necessary evil for owners, to an appreciated and positive service product. One of the ways we do this is by being honest about the fact that strata managers do not [...]

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Webinar – Building Management Committee’s

In the second of Strata Sense’s Webinar series, Daniel Holt and Rachel Nguyen will be talking about Building Management Committees commencing live at 6.30pm on 8 May 2018. Daniel is a strata managers who has a portfolio with many complex BMC’s and is experienced in understanding the complexities of managing the multiple stakeholders involved. Rachael, [...]

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saying no

When it’s your job to say ‘no’.

  Often it falls on the strata manager to play the role of ‘bad guy’ – be it in collecting overdue levies, enforcing by-laws or letting owners know that something they want to do is in contradiction with the law. It’s not something we like to do. Strata Managers are generally customer service advocates, wanting [...]

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Webinar – By-laws – Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

  We’re very pleased to announce that our first ever live webinar session for our valued owners will be held on: Wednesday 21 February 2018, commencing at 6.30pm. Joanne Jenkins, a strata manager with over 12 years experience will be joined by Office Manager Toby Stanford as they discuss all things by-laws. From amending by-laws, [...]

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New year 2018

Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year! From the entire Strata Sense team we hope you had a truly fabulous festive season and that 2018 will bring you prosperity and joy. 2017, a year not to be forgotten.  Globally speaking, 2017 felt like a year of much social movement, both overseas and domestically. We saw the inauguration of, seemingly, [...]

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Strata Plans – The GST and Income Tax Explained

When, how and why does a Strata Scheme pay GST and Income tax? Let us explain. While fresh food and water remain GST exempt, if your building collects more than $150,000 a year in income (levies) we must register your strata plan for GST. This in turn means that GST is collected on your levies, [...]

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Compliance, Regeleinhaltung

By-Law Reviews – The Why and How

  The new strata legislation requires that all existing strata schemes review their by-laws by 30 November 2017. What’s interesting is the Act does not provide detail on what a review is, or how this review is to be undertaken. And of course, this requirement does not lock an owners corporation out of undertaking a review at [...]

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Strata Window Locks

Window Safety Locks

Window Safety Locks – Will You Need Them? Following a number of deaths and injuries to children falling from windows the NSW Government has launched the ‘kids can’t fly’ campaign – a two pronged approached involving education and a change in legislation requiring window safety locks installation by March 2018. The legislation requires that any [...]

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Strata 101 Workshops Program

Strata 101 Workshop Program City of Sydney Council are running a number of practical workshops to help you live in strata harmony. Industry experts, including Marc Gibson and Natalie Fitzgerald from Strata Sense will provide information and help you find practical solutions for tricky strata issues such as pets, parking and noise. Whether you own [...]

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Award - 2015

Strata Sense Win Again!

We are very proud to announce that for a second year running Strata Sense has been awarded the title of Strata Management Business of the Year in our size category at the prestigious Strata Community Awards for Excellence. The awards were presented at a gala function on Friday 15 July 2016 and we were delighted [...]

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