Sneak Peek Episode 289. Evacuation Diagrams and Emergency Management Plans

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Michael Barnes of Credwell explains precisely what could go wrong in a building without an emergency management plan and accurate evacuation diagram. Full episode out on Wednesday.   Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/.

Sneak Peek Episode 288. Unsigned contracts | Pet Bonds | New Community Schemes Law

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: can pet owners be asked to pay a “bond” as a condition of approval to keep an animal?  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/unsigned-contracts-pet-bonds-new-community-schemes-law/.Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/.

Sneak Peek Episode 287. How to invest OC funds – Strata Guardian

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Timothy Fuller of @Strata Guardian explains how to get a better return on OC funds invested while saving for your next capital works project.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/how-to-invest-oc-funds-strata-guardian/. Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and […]

Sneak Peek Episode 285. Who is entitled to chair a meeting? | the “CPM” | investing funds

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: for the first time in the history of the podcast, Reena and I are together in the same room! We discuss the value of the Common Property Memorandum – is it really all that helpful? And more.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/who-is-entitled-to-chair-a-meeting-the-cpm-investing-funds/. Want to watch the […]

Sneak Peek Episode 284. “Almost completely in the dark”: apartment purchasers

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode. Lead-author Dr Laura Crommelin shares the essential findings of The City Futures Research Centre’s “Cracks in the Compact City” report, released last week. In particular, how lacklustre records management is failing purchasers and, ultimately, entire communities.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/almost-completely-in-the-dark-apartment-purchasers/. Want to watch the full […]

Sneak Peek Episode 283. Common property only for the vaxxed? Dr Cathy Sherry answers

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: As NSW reopens, Dr Cathy Sherry helps me answer the flood of questions about an owners corporation’s right to restrict access to common property.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/common-property-only-for-the-vaxxed-dr-cathy-sherry-answers/  Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and […]

Sneak Peek Episode 281. “What do they do?” How strata managers are failing to show their value

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Dr Nicole Johnston on the ways strata managers are failing to communicate their value to their clients – and how they can do better. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/what-do-they-do-how-strata-managers-are-failing-to-show-their-value-to-owners/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and […]

Sneak Peek Episode 278. Nominating one too many | mezzanine flooring as minor work

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena assists a committee to get out of a tangle of its own making after it promised a committee position to an absentee owner.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/nominating-one-too-many-mezzanine-flooring-as-minor-work-third-option-strata-manager/  Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and […]

Sneak Peek Episode 277. The $300 leak fixed for $2.5m: how we’re getting strata remedial works wrong

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode. Ross Taylor exposes the dangerously “codependent” relationship between strata managers, remedial works contractors and strata committees. You won’t want to miss this one.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/the-800-leak-fixed-for-2-5m-how-were-getting-strata-remedial-works-wrong/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots […]

Sneak Peek Episode 275. Electronic meeting ballots and agendas: a legal quandary

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I discuss how a ballot for committee election can be conducted legally during an electronic meeting. I point out a loophole in our legislation when it comes to meeting notices. Full episode out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/electronic-meeting-ballots-and-agendas-a-legal-quandary/ Want to watch the full […]

Sneak Peek Episode 274. Building a Successful Offshore Team – with Strata Staff

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Shawn Brown of Strata Staff explains how to build a strong strata support team offshore.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/building-a-successful-offshore-team-with-strata-staff/Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 273. What does the “2 worker” rule really mean?

<> Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m bringing you my live chat with Chris Duggan as we attempt to understand the new NSW public health order that allows only 2 workers at a place of residence at any one time. How does this work in the strata context?  Listen to the full episode […]

Sneak Peek Episode 272. Does an “in meeting” vote trump a “pre meeting” vote?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I answer Reena’s question – what happens when an owner votes YES via pre-meeting electronic voting, but then attends the meeting and votes NO? And much more. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/does-an-in-meeting-vote-trump-a-pre-meeting-vote/. Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to […]

Sneak Peek Episode 270. Adjourning meetings without quorum

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: what are the rules for adjourning a meeting in the absence of a quorum? Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/adjourning-meetings-without-quorum/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 268. Cladding, committees and the other C word

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Tom Bacon shares his expertise on the pressing issues for VIC owners corporations including combustible cladding, proxy farming and COVID outbreaks. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/cladding-committees-and-the-other-c-word-tom-bacon-on-vic-ocs/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 267. Registered by-laws incomplete | ballot for committee | win for disability access

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: how to conduct a ballot for election of the strata committee. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/registered-by-laws-incomplete-ballot-for-committee-win-for-disability-access/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 266. Committee member tag team & beware outdated agency agreement

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I discuss the husband and wife “tag team” committee members. Is this legal? Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/committee-member-tag-team-beware-outdated-agency-agreement/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 262. When the strata lawyer volunteers for the committee

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Andrew Suttie and I trade ‘lessons learned’ as strata lawyers serving on our own strata committees. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/when-the-strata-lawyer-volunteers-for-the-committee/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 261. Handover of hard copy files | beware the work email address

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena’s attempts to put together a complete file for her new client are frustrated when she receives only hard copy records from the former managing agent. We discuss the legal requirements for the handover of strata books and records, and more. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/handover-of-hard-copy-files-beware-the-work-email-address/ […]

Sneak Peek Episode 258. Reputation management for strata managers

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: why the modern strata manager must understand the art of “reputation management”, with Elizabeth Heusler. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/reputation-management-for-strata-managers/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership/

Sneak Peek Episode 257. Demystifying embedded networks – with Joseph Arena

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m bringing you my live chat with Joseph Arena of Arena Energy Consulting on the good, bad and ugly of embedded networks + our later recorded chat on retrofitting an embedded network to an existing building. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/demystifying-embedded-networks-with-joseph-arena/ Want to watch the full […]

Sneak Peek Episode 256. Can the staff of a commercial lot use the pool?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena asks the question – can a building stop 40+ staff from one commercial lot using the pool and other resident-only facilities? The answer to this question and more when the episode is out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/can-the-staff-of-a-commercial-lot-use-the-pool/ Want to watch the full […]

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

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: now that our strata communities are experts in electronic meetings and “pre-meeting electronic voting” some owners are having a hard time finding a forum for face-to-face discussion. Reena and I discuss this concerning fall-out from an otherwise very helpful technology. Full episode out on Wednesday. 

Sneak Peek Episode 252. Strata marketing 101 – with Hedley Swann

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: if you enjoyed the marketing tips shared by Hedley Swann during last Friday’s very popular live chat, you won’t want to miss this podcast episode, which we recorded earlier in the week. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/strata-marketing-101-with-hedley-swann/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member […]

Sneak Peek Episode 251. Why are pet bans still being enforced?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: NSW committees are digging their heels in on pet bans, even though the Court of Appeal says they shouldn’t. Reena and I discuss this and lots more on the podcast this week. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/why-are-pet-bans-still-being-enforced/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member […]

Sneak Peek Episode 249. Asbestos in fire door | hard flooring discrimination | unreasonable refusal

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I offer some practical guidance to buildings facing litigation: an ‘off-the-record” settlement is often preferable to a final Tribunal determination. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/249-asbestos-in-fire-door-hard-flooring-discrimination-unreasonable-refusal/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: […]

Sneak Peek Episode 246. Tree roots | insurance valuations | fence dispute win

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I hit the ground running in this first episode for 2021. We’re discussing pipe damage from tree roots, the building with a diminishing valuation and the lot owner who took on her building over a fence and won. Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/tree-roots-insurance-valuations-fence-dispute-win/ Want […]