Sneak Peek Episode 313: Navigating the strata remedial works minefield

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode. In a first for the show, I have THREE guests this week: Peter Johnsson, Caroline McConnachie and Grahame Vile, each sharing their expert advice on how to get a remedial works project right, first time around. Full episode out this week.

Sneak Peek Episode 312: “Turning lights red”: a frank discussion about poor strata management practices

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: due to popular demand, I’m bringing you my last Friday LIVE as a podcast episode. In this somewhat controversial chat, I publicised the many requests I’d received for a “full and frank discussion” about the poor management practices that are breaking many of our employed strata managers and letting down their owner clients. Full chat out via podcast this week.

Sneak Peek Episode 311: From the Ground Up – with John Coleman

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: the third and final interview in my “Strata Powerhouse” series. John Coleman shares his journey from high school teacher, to helping grow the biggest glazing company in Australia, Express Glass, to authoring “From the Ground Up”: the story of strata title in NSW. Full episode out this week.

Sneak Peek Episode 309: “Evolve or Dissolve” – Bill Coles

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: announcing the first in a SPECIAL SERIES of interviews with THREE powerhouses of the strata sector. First up, @Bill Coles shares how he has seen our industry evolve over his 30+ years in business. Full episode out this week.

Sneak Peek Episode 295. WHS Basics for Residential Owners Corporations – with Bill Kritharas

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m chatting to experienced workplace health and safety lawyer Bill Kritharas about the WHS obligations of residential strata schemes. This is an often misunderstood area of the law. Bill helpfully sets out the need-to-know basics for our owners corporations, strata managers and committees. Full episode out on Wednesday.  […]

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.  Listen to the full episode here: https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/evacuation-diagrams-and-emergency-management-plans/. Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more: […]

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 […]