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Renovations - Approval Steps

Article Contributed by Mahoneys Lawyers and Advisors

It is common for homeowners and investors to want to improve the use and value of their lot by renovating their property.


However, before you take steps to renovate your lot in a community title scheme it is crucial that you consider the points below.


A failure to do so could result in additional costs, delays and disputes. 


In some cases, the owner can be required to return a lot, at their cost, to its original condition…

Fourth Tier of Government  

Article Contributed by GoStrata

Despite the oft-repeated rhetoric that strata title is the fourth tier of government, let’s not kid ourselves about the seriousness and/or fairness of governance in the strata sector so as to make ourselves feel better and more important.  Instead, let’s focus on what strata stakeholders actually need.


If I had to find a government-like analogy to describe how most strata title buildings operate and/or are managed, I’d probably liken them to an officious bureaucracy where processes and following rules are more important than the underlying issues, the required strategies, and/or the outcomes. 


Perhaps strata buildings are places where provided the annual general meeting happens validly and on time, it doesn’t matter if it made no useful or necessary decisions...

Preventative Maintenance     

Article Contributed by AccessPro Solutions

The purpose of your building’s exterior protective coating system is to protect its internal structure from the harsh elements, making it one of the most important aspects to maintain.


All exterior building surfaces naturally deteriorate over time but with regular maintenance and strategic repairs, you can add years to the life of your building, preventing costly repair bills, improving your buildings value and aesthetic appearance, minimising health & safety risks and keeping residents & guests happy.


Being proactive and vigilant is key so in this edition of AccessPro Solutions newsletter, we are going to provide some answers to your what, why and when questions, around building maintenance...
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