YSP Live: An Evening with Amanda Farmer & Special Guests
Experience Your Strata Property – Live: an evening with Amanda Farmer and Special Guests. Recorded in April 2018
Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: how do we get better at waste management in our strata communities? I am chatting to Waverley Council’s Beth Kasumovic who has some very actionable tips to share. Full episode out on Wednesday.
This week, Reena and I touch on the issue of insurance commissions once more. We also discuss the fact that some buildings never seem to have committee meetings, and why that’s a problem. Finally, if you ever lose an original certificate of title, this episode explains how to get a replacement!
Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m joined by long-time strata owner Tony Scott who shares the steps he took to successfully lobby for the overhaul of a “pet ban” in his building. Excellent tips here for those wishing to do the same. Full episode out on Wednesday.
Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I consider whether or not a lawyer has a conflict of interest in acting for a building they previously acted against. This is an important issue that arises time and again in the fast-paced but still relatively small strata law sector. Full episode out on Wednesday.
I’m chatting to productivity expert Ash Roy, who shares his tips for your most effective 2019 ever. From implementing systems to practising mindfulness, there is indeed a way to do less and achieve more. I have personally benefited from Ash’s guidance over the past few years and recommend this episode to busy strata managers and overwhelmed committee members in particular.
This week, Reena seeks my guidance on a particularly troubled building that wants the Tribunal to sack its current strata manager and appoint a new strata manager with all the powers of the Owners Corporation and committee. We also revisit the popular topic of insurance commissions: should an ‘outgoing’ strata manager retain the commission on a policy renewal? Also, listen closely for mention of the lot owner who installed a “Narnia-like” wardrobe…
This week, Reena identifies a trap for inexperienced players when it comes to company nominees, including corporate lot owners appointing proxy holders. We answer a listener question: ‘how do I identify privileged documents in strata books and records?’ Reena shares a win in relation to a common property rights by-law and I cover off an important case impacting the installation of hard flooring. A jam packed episode for the end of the year.
This week, Reena and I answer a listener question about how to solve parking problems at your building. I share a case law update about pets, and Reena reminds us of a handy motion you might like to consider when approving works under a DA.
This week, Reena and I consider a creative way for buildings to manage upgrade works – especially where the upgrade will benefit one group of owners but not others. How can costs be fairly shared? We answer a listener question about fire doors and celebrate the building that wants to donate to charity.
This week, Heather Lander of Strata Advise not only explains the role of the strata insurance broker, but lifts the lid on broker commissions and fees. You’ll be shocked to hear what brokers don’t have to disclose to their clients. Heather arms us with some excellent questions to ask your broker when renewal time comes around.
This week, I chat with one of Victoria’s most experienced strata lawyers – Tim Graham, partner, HWL Ebsworth – about a recent Supreme Court case which has left buildings questioning whether they can be forced to upgrade their common property to cater for residents with a disability. Tim shares his insights and predictions for the future.