This week, Reena and I answer a listener question about how to solve parking problems at your building. I share a case law update about pets, and Reena reminds us of a handy motion you might like to consider when approving works under a DA.
This week, Reena and I consider a creative way for buildings to manage upgrade works – especially where the upgrade will benefit one group of owners but not others. How can costs be fairly shared? We answer a listener question about fire doors and celebrate the building that wants to donate to charity.
This week, Heather Lander of Strata Advise not only explains the role of the strata insurance broker, but lifts the lid on broker commissions and fees. You’ll be shocked to hear what brokers don’t have to disclose to their clients. Heather arms us with some excellent questions to ask your broker when renewal time comes around.
This week, I chat with one of Victoria’s most experienced strata lawyers – Tim Graham, partner, HWL Ebsworth – about a recent Supreme Court case which has left buildings questioning whether they can be forced to upgrade their common property to cater for residents with a disability. Tim shares his insights and predictions for the future.
This week, I chat to Marcus Walker of Strata Energy Services, a company bringing strata buildings together to get better rates from their energy providers. Marcus talks us through the surprisingly simple process, including how your building can get started by asking just one question…
This week, Reena seeks guidance on how best to deal with a former managing agent who refuses to hand over all of the books and records for a scheme she has just taken on. I also share a win for a lot owner who received a non compliant meeting notice.
Reena and I debate the question – is it ever ok to allow work to commence under the terms of a by-law before the by-law has been registered? We also celebrate a joint win, having recently settled a lot owner’s claim for damages prior to incurring the expense and stress of court litigation. We share our insights with you on this week’s episode.
This week I chat to Natalie Fitzgerald, strata manager, about the difficulties faced by some owners when it comes to having their view heard above the ‘loud voices’ that prevail within their building and on their strata committee. Natalie and I each share our tips for owners who feel overwhelmed by the democratic process, and discuss why the loudest voice may not always be the “right” voice
This week, Reena reminds us of an often overlooked rule when it comes to the ballot for committee elections. She also shares a great insider-tip to ensure consistent cash flow for a building.
In this episode of the YSP podcast, Amanda Farmer interviews Jen Bishop, founder of hugely successful Interiors Addict and Reno Addict websites, getting her expert tips on how to use clever design to create your dream strata space.