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Reliable, expert advice about apartment living

Amanda Farmer helps property owners to demystify the legal complexities of apartment living.

Have you just purchased an apartment? What did you get yourself into! What is this bizarre world of draconian rules, nosy neighbours who tell you what you can and can’t do? Why can’t you keep your two cats? Who says you can’t just go ahead and renovate your bathroom? Maybe you haven’t even moved into your unit yet because the developer is one year late finishing the build. Apartment living was supposed to be the ‘simple life’…wasn’t it?

Or, maybe you’re an old hand at this strata stuff. You’ve served on your strata committee for years and you’ve seen it all: the late night parties, the strata manager who doesn’t return phone calls, the neighbours who don’t know a by-law from a bicycle. Maybe you’re a strata manager who deals with trouble makers all day (and most nights); you’re trying to get a handle on the relevant legislation, which seems neverending. How do you, an experienced strata expert, keep on top of the mountain of information that is out there, and sort the valuable from the useless so that you can best serve your community or your clients?

I’m Amanda Farmer, a specialist strata lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in strata and community living. As a Fellow and Council Member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers, I am a recognised strata expert.

I have built an online community where strata owners and strata managers (whether beginners or experts) can access the information and resources that I know they need to live peacefully and stress-free in their own homes, increase the value of their investment and, in the case of managers, stand out from the competition: confidently managing their clients’ million dollar assets.

This is the Your Strata Property Online Membership Community.

Members of the Your Strata Property (YSP) Online Community enjoy:

Access to Amanda and her team of strata experts in the Q&A Forum, where your questions are answered quickly and accurately so that you can stop trawling the net for questionable answers from serial strata whiners and get on with enjoying the view from your balcony

Access to a templates library, where you’ll find template by-laws regulating common problem areas like short term letting, renovation works, smoking and the keeping of animals. These templates are yours to adapt as you wish.

Access to webinars and videos, so that you can WOW your fellow owners and clients with your impressively up to date strata knowledge and creative problem solving (you might even save some money on those expensive strata lawyers…)

Access to a library of eBooks, so that you can educate yourself, your fellow owners or your clients on important topics like window safety, fire safety and swimming pools, ensuring compliance before rather than after the fact

A one-on-one call with Amanda, where you can discuss your specific strata question and obtain a strata lawyer’s considered opinion. You’ll also have access to all previous member calls. We’re all in this together, it’s time to learn from each other.

Available membership options

If you are the owner of a lot in a:

  • strata scheme
  • community scheme
  • neighbourhood scheme
  • precinct scheme

then a YSP Membership is for you – whether you are resident owner or an investor.

You can sign up for a monthly or annual membership.

Both our monthly and annual memberships include a 14-day money back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with what the YSP membership has to offer, we’ll give you your money back. Just let us know within 14 days of your joining.

$39/month cancel anytime

Pay monthly and gain access to all content at $468/year.

  • Q&A Forum
    Guidance from strata experts who normally charge $600 per hour for their one on one services
  • eBooks
    Entire library currently valued at $54
  • Templates
    Entire library currently valued at $1420
  • One-on-one call with Amanda Farmer
    Helping you solve your specific strata problem, valued at $1,000
  • Webinars
    Growing webinar library currently valued at $118
  • Members-only videos
    Watch videos of the podcast interviews as well as previous member calls and short legal updates from Amanda

That’s over $3,100 worth of value that you’ll get immediate access to when you sign up for just $39!

$39/month, cancel anytime

Pay upfront and get one month FREE! $429/year

Pay upfront and get one month FREE at the discounted price of $429/year

  • Q&A Forum
    Guidance from strata experts who normally charge $600 per hour for their one on one services
  • eBooks
    Entire library currently valued at $54
  • Templates
    Entire library currently valued at $1420
  • One-on-one call with Amanda Farmer
    Helping you solve your specific strata problem, valued at $1,000
  • Webinars
    Growing webinar library currently valued at $118
  • Members-only videos
    Watch videos of the podcast interviews, as well as previous member calls and short legal updates from Amanda

That’s at least $3,100 worth of value that you’ll get immediate access to when you sign up for just $429!

$429/year, that's one month FREE

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do if I want to sign up?
Can I ask my strata building to pay for my membership?
Can my building join, or is membership only for individuals?
How do I get access to the membership benefits?
I am a strata manager. Can I join?
I am a developer and I want to offer memberships to purchasers buying off the plan. Can I do this?
Will my membership automatically renew each year?
Can I cancel my monthly membership at any time?
I am a tenant. Can I join?
Do you cater to all Australian jurisdictions?
What do I need to do if I want to sign up?

If you have checked out all that a YSP membership has to offer and you’ve decided you want to join our community, that’s great! You can sign up over here: www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership

Can I ask my strata building to pay for my membership?

It doesn’t hurt to try!

If you are a committee member in a NSW strata or community scheme, you may be entitled to an “honorarium”  – a small annual payment for your services as a committee member. Some YSP members who are also committee members ensure that the cost of their YSP membership is covered by their honorarium. If you’d like to find out more about how to claim an honorarium as a committee member, please contact Amanda.

Can my building join, or is membership only for individuals?

We are currently only offering individual memberships. If your building is interested in a ‘building wide’ membership, please let us know via support@yourstrataproperty.com.au and, subject to the level of interest, we will consider offering YSP memberships to buildings.

How do I get access to the membership benefits?

Once your membership has been purchased online, you will receive an email from us confirming your username and password and directing you to log in to the member home page. Once there, you will be able to watch our introductory video. We also have a number of “help” videos within the membership, explaining how to get the most out of your membership.

I am a strata manager. Can I join?

A number of strata managers are currently enjoying the benefits of a YSP membership. Strata managers are are welcome addition to our community.

I am a developer and I want to offer memberships to purchasers buying off the plan. Can I do this?
Yes, we tailor packages for developers looking to add value to their potential purchasers. Developers should contact us directly on support@yourstrataproperty.com.au to discuss their specific development and intentions.
Will my membership automatically renew each year?

Yes. Unless you tell us otherwise, your membership renews on the renewal date.

Can I cancel my monthly membership at any time?

Yes. Payments are deducted from your credit card one month in advance. If you cancel your monthly membership, we will not debit your card the next month.

I am a tenant. Can I join?
Yes, you can certainly join. However, please note that, at this point in time, our products and information services are not directed towards the specific concerns of tenants of strata properties, though you will find that a lot of our content is relevant to your day to day experience living in a strata building.
Do you cater to all Australian jurisdictions?

Although Amanda Farmer is qualified as a NSW lawyer, many members join us from other states and gain great benefit from the membership. Amanda also regularly refers member questions to expert colleagues in other states.

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