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255. Owners are the priority for SCA (WA) – Catherine Lezer

  My guest this week is the current president of Strata Community Association (Western Australia): Catherine Lezer. Catherine shares the SCA (WA) wishlist for the upcoming state election and describes how she believes the WA strata sector will “mature” over the coming years. Links mentioned: Get the transcript here!  Strata Community Association WA Website Strata

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254. How to add value to your strata investment

  Committee member Gordon Streight and strata manager Reena Van Aalst share: the importance of establishing “systems” to best manage owner renovation works the no. 1 reason to improve your strata building the joy of “data” and why it’s key to making a project of any size happen how to ensure that only the best

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253. Can I force my building to have a meeting in person?

  Reena and I call out a downside of the electronic age: are committees ‘silencing’ owners by insisting on pre-meeting electronic voting for every meeting? We also discuss: the building that turned a blind eye to illegal alterations, now having to unravel the results  when a strata loan can save the day Thursday’s by-law webinar: secure your spot

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252. Strata marketing 101 – with Hedley Swann

  Hedley Swann of Strata Next joins me this week, sharing: the big mistakes strata managers are making with their marketing the real problem owners want a strata manager to solve how the decision to serve a smaller market will guarantee you greater success Links mentioned: Get the transcript here!  Facebook Friday Live with Amanda Farmer and

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251. Why are pet bans still being enforced?

  Despite the NSW Court of Appeal invalidating a by-law banning pets months ago, strata committees are continuing to enforce these by-laws. What are their chances of success and what can would-be pet owners do in the face of a ban? Plus, Reena and I discuss: the owner who won’t take responsibility for the spa on

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250. Are vaccine by-laws around the corner?

This being episode 250, we’re celebrating our 5th birthday!  We’ve covered a lot of ground since those first few wobbly episodes, but there’s always more to learn and share.  This week, I’m highlighting some of the comments I received after last week’s discussion about asbestos in fire doors. I also share insights from the conference

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248. A warning to “autocratic” secretaries

Last week, one of my clients successfully obtained NCAT orders for the appointment of a compulsory strata manager. In this episode, I’m sharing my 4 key takeaways from this hard fought case, including a wake up call for committee secretaries who may be under the misapprehension they can rule the roost. Links mentioned: Get the

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247. The Art of Community – with Charles Vogl

At a time when our world remains a little more topsy turvy than we’d like, I’m bringing you the audio from my Shared Space Summit chat with Charles Vogl: world leading expert on community building. During times of crisis, it is our strong, connected communities that thrive. Charles explains how. Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Your

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246. Tree roots | insurance valuations | fence dispute win

No strangers to difficult times, Reena and I hit the ground running with this episode. We’re covering: the rights of a tenant when tree roots damage a sewer and cause flooding from that most undesirable of sources: the toilet the building with a diminishing valuation and a novel offer from a valuer why compulsory appointments

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245. Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2020

In this short, final episode for 2020, I’m pointing you in the direction of our Top 5 Podcast Episodes for the year. There may be some surprises here!  I’ll be leaving you to your holiday festivities and new year’s eve preparations next week, back with the first episode for 2021 in the first week of January. Bringing the

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