Confused about apartment living?
Here are the 6 things you need to know about owning a strata property
Have you just purchased an apartment? What did you get yourself into! What is this bizarre world of draconian rules, nosy neighbours who tell you what you can and can’t do? Why can’t you keep your two cats? Who says you can’t just go ahead and renovate your bathroom? Maybe you haven’t even moved into your unit yet because the developer is one year late finishing the build. Apartment living was supposed to be the ‘simple life’…wasn’t it?
Or, maybe you’re an old hand at this strata stuff. You’ve served on your strata committee for years and you’ve seen it all: the late night parties, the strata manager who doesn’t return phone calls, the neighbours who don’t know a by-law from a bicycle. Maybe you’re a strata manager who deals with trouble makers all day (and most nights); you’re trying to get a handle on the relevant legislation, which seems neverending. How do you, an experienced strata expert, keep on top of the mountain of information that is out there, and sort the valuable from the useless so that you can best serve your community or your clients?
I’m Amanda Farmer, a specialist strata lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in strata and community living. As a Fellow and Council Member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers, I am a recognised strata expert.
I have built an online community where strata owners and strata managers (whether beginners or experts) can access the information and resources that I know they need to live peacefully and stress-free in their own homes, increase the value of their investment and, in the case of managers, stand out from the competition: confidently managing their clients’ million dollar assets.
This is the Your Strata Property Online Membership Community.
If you are the owner of a lot in a:
then a YSP Membership is for you – whether you are resident owner or an investor.
You can sign up for a monthly or annual membership.
Pay monthly and gain access to all content at $468/year.
That’s over $4,427 worth of value that you’ll get immediate access to when you sign up for just $39!
Pay upfront and get one month FREE at the discounted price of $429/year
That’s at least $4,427 worth of value that you’ll get immediate access to when you sign up for just $429!
It doesn’t hurt to try!
If you are a committee member in a NSW strata or community scheme, you may be entitled to an “honorarium” – a small annual payment for your services as a committee member. Some YSP members who are also committee members ensure that the cost of their YSP membership is covered by their honorarium. If you’d like to find out more about how to claim an honorarium as a committee member, please contact Amanda.
We are currently only offering individual memberships. If your building is interested in a ‘building wide’ membership, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and, subject to the level of interest, we will consider offering YSP memberships to buildings.
Once your membership has been purchased online, you will receive an email from us confirming your username and password and directing you to log in to the member home page. Once there, you will be able to watch our introductory video. We also have a number of “help” videos within the membership, explaining how to get the most out of your membership.
A number of strata managers are currently enjoying the benefits of a YSP membership. Strata managers are are welcome addition to our community.
Yes. Unless you tell us otherwise, your membership renews on the renewal date.
Yes. Payments are deducted from your credit card one month in advance. If you cancel your monthly membership, we will not debit your card the next month.
Although Amanda Farmer is qualified as a NSW lawyer, many members join us from other states and gain great benefit from the membership. Amanda also regularly refers member questions to expert colleagues in other states.