Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Dr Cathy Sherry

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Cathy Sherry will be our guest for Friday LIVE this week.   On Monday 11 October, new Public Health Orders commence in NSW. Amanda and Cathy will discuss the impact of these new Health Orders on apartment residents and consider whether or not it’s legal for communities to […]

Strata in Lockdown Webinar

In this webinar, Amanda shares how we can safely live in, manage and protect our shared spaces during a time of emergency -answering your questions about the latest public health orders and how they impact residents, contractors and managers. Amanda covered: the cleaning of common property areas: can this legally continue? which construction and maintenance […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer, Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams

This week, Amanda will be joined by two well-known and loved strata journalists, podcasters, residents and advocates for our shared spaces: Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams. Together Amanda, Jimmy and Sue will cover: the new ‘mask wearing’ rule for common property in Greater Sydney: how is this playing out in practice? Has it been too […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Jane Hearn!

Amanda will be here LIVE at 4pm AEST Friday, answering more of your “Strata in Lockdown” questions, with the help of Jane Hearn, the Owners Corporation Network spokeswoman on COVID-19. Jane and Amanda will cover: the need-to-know for strata residents, managers and building managers during NSW lockdown Jane’s experience living in strata in the heart […]

TONIGHT! Strata lockdown Q&A with Amanda Farmer

Your lockdown questions answered – with strata lawyer Amanda Farmer At the special time of 8pm tonight, Tuesday 29 June, Amanda will be here LIVE answering your strata lockdown questions including: how the current NSW Public Health Orders impact strata residents and managers the current NSW law on electronic meetings what to do about already […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Tom Bacon

Join Amanda Farmer here live at 4pm AEST Friday for her wrap-up of the week in strata. Amanda will be joined by special guest: fellow strata lawyer, Tom Bacon. Tom practises in both NSW and VIC, so to all our VIC followers…get your VIC-specific questions ready! With a recent COVID outbreak in a Melbourne townhouse […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Jessica Kaye

Join Amanda and special guests – strata manager Jessica Kaye – for the wrap-up of this week in strata. Right here at 4pm AEST Friday. Natalie and Jessica will share the top questions asked by strata owners at their “Ask Us Anything” event held Thursday evening You’ll be invited to weigh in on the question […]

Amanda’s LIVE wrap-up of this week in strata!

Sharing: why some strata sector peeps may have had a sore head this morning… – her exciting NEW location… the new COVID regulations impacting strata AND community scheme meetings… why strata managers need to be on top of the new process for electronic by-law lodgments, including what to do with old certificates of title…

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer, Helen Kowal, Allison Benson and David Edwards

The Officially Unofficial After-Party of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers’ 16th Annual Conference happened RIGHT HERE. Come party with us! ***Lawyers work hard, but we also know how to let our hair down. Strata lawyers are, arguably, the best at doing so. Probably because we work the hardest This week, I’ve been attending the […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Jane Giacobbe

Join Amanda Farmer and Jane Giacobbe – client relationship manager for the Strata Plus Group . With 20+ years’ experience in the strata sector, Jane specialises in welcoming new buildings to the fold and ironing out the inevitable creases of a handover. Jane will share: the most common reason a building wants to change strata […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer

Amanda is going LIVE a little earlier than usual this Friday 26 March, due to travel commitments.  Join her here on the page at 1PM AEDT to hear what’s new and noteworthy in strata this week, including: the 3 key “strata traps” Amanda is sharing with conveyancers in Coffs Harbour this weekend  the national strata conference you […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Joseph Arena

Embedded networks in our strata buildings: rejoice or run? Joseph Arena of Arena Energy Consulting joined Amanda LIVE to demystify embedded networks, including answering the questions: what exactly is an embedded network? does it mean I can’t choose my energy supplier? am I stuck with a bad deal? We also discussed the increasingly common practice […]

Friday Live with Amanda Farmer and Matt Larwood

Happy Friday! This week Amanda covers: the brand new changes to NSW strata law impacting “sustainability infrastructure” and…PETS! the novel Tribunal orders appointing a compulsory manager to deal with one lot only + a warning for committee members electronic meetings and electronic voting, welcoming special guest Matt Larwood of Strata Vote and asking the question: […]

Friday Live with Amanda Farmer and Hedley Swann

What is a ‘next gen’ strata management company and how can you become one – or engage one? Why are strata managers such poor marketers? What does today’s apartment owner want from their strata management company? Hedley Swann is our Friday LIVE guest this week, joining Amanda to answer these questions and more. Hedley is […]

Friday LIVE lessons and laughs from the U S conference

All this week, Amanda has been attending the Community Association Institute’s Virtual Law Seminar, joining over 730 U.S. attorneys who all specialise in what the Americans call “community association law”. In this first LIVE chat for 2021, Amanda will be sharing some learnings and laughs from the week, including: the by-law that prevented owners commencing […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda – The Strata Highlights of 2020

Our very resilient strata sector has been in a privileged position during an otherwise difficult year. We’re lucky to have experienced SO MANY highlights and LOTS of progress. It’s time to celebrate the year’s wins and share the important takeaways from the challenges. Amanda’s making a list (…and checking it twice…) and can’t wait to […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Dr Nicole Johnston

Dr Nicole Johnston joins me for today’s live strata chat, HERE at 4pm AEDT. Always energetic and often with a new project on the go, Nicole will be filling us in on her latest endeavour, the “Strata Concepts” online education forum, presented by Deakin University and Strata Community Insurance. Recognising that the management of buildings […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer

Your week in strata, WRAPPED: our newest Court of Appeal case reversing YET ANOTHER Tribunal decision: this time about the power of the NSW Tribunal to award damages to owners… why your by-laws are probably overdue for a health check how to improve your online strata meetings and more. Share your By-Law Pressure Test Result […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda Farmer and Paul Morton

In my LIVE chat with Paul Morton we covered: the fascinating thing about strata finance… the varied types of situations in which your building may want to consider a strata loan who needs to be involved in the process what the tax implications may be how repayment works and more I also shared some learnings […]

Friday LIVE – Pets in Strata with Special Guests Jo Cooper and Sharon Levy

Fresh from her Court of Appeal win, Jo Cooper gave us inside scoop on the rollercoaster ride that has been her life these past 5 years, including what this week’s court decision means for her, Angus and so many other pet-owners in NSW #strata buildings. We talked pet allergies, dog phobias and g-string bikinis (yep). We even […]

Friday LIVE with Amanda

Giving you the wrap up of the week that was, including: the fallout so far from this week’s rather controversial podcast episode… two important NCAT Appeal Panel decisions dealing with records and by-laws QLD’s new body corporate legislation, due to commence 21 March why bee-keeping in strata could be a nuisance how to properly address […]

It’s our SUMMIT WRAP PARTY!

Join me, Jimmy Thomson and Tim Sara LIVE at 4pm AEST today for the Summit WRAP Party. The bar will be OPEN so grab your favourite beverage and come have a chat with us about your favourite Summit Session. We’re easing you into our BONUS ENCORE WEEKEND: continue to access every summit session until MIDNIGHT […]

Your LIVE Summit ACTION Session! With Amanda Farmer, Veronica Morgan, and Paul Keating

I was joined by special guests Paul Keating of Strata Community Insurance and Veronica Morgan of Good Deeds Property Buyers, debriefing on today’s two Summit Sessions and hearing from YOU about the ACTION you’re taking in your communities, to implement what our summit guests are sharing. In today’s LIVE Summit ACTION Session, I chatted with […]

Your LIVE Summit ACTION Session! With Amanda Farmer, Elizabeth Heusler, and Colin Campbell

In today’s LIVE Summit ACTION Session, I chatted to two very experienced strata owner/committee members, enjoying the Shared Space Summit. Elizabeth Heusler and Colin Campbell shared their key takeaways from the day’s summit sessions and shared the ACTION they’ll be taking in their communities to implement what they’ve learned. We covered : the rise of […]