078. How to Manage Complex Schemes – With Chris Duggan (replay)

Having taken a week off to speak at the Griffith University Strata Title Conference, this week I’m taking you back to one of our most popular episodes: my interview with SCA (NSW) President Chris Duggan, on how to manage complex schemes. I’ll be bringing you an all new episode next week. Links Mentioned Get the transcript here! http://bright-duggan.com.au/ Books […]

060. In Conversation – New Rules for Engaging Lawyers and Banning Smoking Building-Wide

This week, Reena and I cover off the new requirements when it comes to strata buildings engaging lawyers, including whether or not cost agreements need to be circulated. Also, can a building ban smoking both on the common areas AND within lots? Links Mentioned: Get the transcript here! www.yourstrataproperty.com.au amanda@yourstrataproperty.com.au Books Mentioned: Gary Bugden: Strata […]

038. Why it is Vital for Strata Owners to Add Value to their Building – with Gordon Streight (relevant to all jurisdictions)

One of NSW’s most experienced strata committee members, Gordon Streight, shares his secrets for “adding value” to your strata building. Links Mentioned Get the transcript here! http://strata-worx.com.au/ http://greenstrata.com.au/ http://www.wattblock.com.au/ Books Mentioned Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal […]

033. Things That Can Go Horribly Wrong When Buying Into A New Strata Plan And How To Avoid Them – with Sean McNamara

A member of the YSP online community, Sean McNamara shares his tips on how buildings can proactively deal with dodgy developers, quickly and cost-effectively. Look out for the bonus download. Links Mentioned Get the transcript here! https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/newbuilding Books Mentioned The Selfish Gene (Popular Science) by Richard Dawkins NSW Strata & Community Schemes Management & […]

030. How Private Are Owners’ Personal Details When it Comes to Strata Books and Records?

  This week, I bust 3 myths surrounding the use of lot owners’ personal information contained within an owners corporation’s books and records. Just how private are your personal details? [reference to NSW law]. Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Section 108 – Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) Section 182 – Requests for inspection […]

027. Why the ABMA Building Management Code is the Key to Maintaining Your Strata Property – with Lynda Kypriadakis

I speak with Lynda Kypriadakis about the ABMA Building Management Code: why it will revolutionise the sector and why you should get a copy now. Links Mentioned Get the transcript here! https://www.abma.com.au/ https://www.abma.com.au/BMCA01-form.php https://au.linkedin.com/in/lyndakypriadakis Books Mentioned Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations Paperback by Georgina Howell

023. What to look for in a Strata Insurance Policy – with Leonie Milonas

This week, Leonie Milonas of Strata Community Insurance (WA) explains the ins and outs of strata insurance, and what you should be doing to ensure your policy is up to scratch. Links Mentioned    Get the transcript here! www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/insurance http://stratacommunityinsure.com.au/ Books Mentioned Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg Jessica by Bryce […]

022. How To Manage Small Strata Blocks – With Melissa Macpherson

This week, Melissa Macpherson of The Small Block Strata Company shares her insights on the unique aspects of managing small strata blocks. Links Mentioned Get the transcript here! http://thesmallblockstrataco.com.au/ +1300 764 602 Books Mentioned Extreme South by James Castrission One Crowded Hour by Tim Bowden

021. How The New NSW Laws Affect Your Strata Management Contracts – With Natalie Fitzgerald

Natalie Fitzgerald of Strata Sense explains how the incoming NSW strata law is going to impact strata managers’ agency agreements, including the steps you should be taking now to prepare for change. Links Mentioned    Get the transcript here! www.stratasense.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-fitzgerald-16406934 http://womeninstrata.com.au/ http://nsw.stratacommunity.org.au/educationprofessional-development/seminars/city-sydney-strata-101-sessions/ Books Mentioned The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying […]

020. Can You Legally Record A Strata Meeting? – with Hallie Warnock

With specific reference to NSW law, Hallie Warnock from Lawyers Chambers explains how you might legally record a strata meeting using a recording device. Links Mentioned    Get the transcript here! https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/ebooks/ http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/sa/SASC/2010/266.html http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/sda2007210/ www.lawyerschambers.com.au Books Mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird The Autobiography of Malcolm X