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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 Episode 183. The micro-politics of apartment living, with Hazel Easthope

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m chatting to Hazel Easthope about her new book: “The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living”. Hazel answers the question: why do we have small scale ‘politics’ in our strata communities and how does this evolve over the lifecycle of a building?  Listen to the full episode here:…

Steven King on the “flow” of expert information

As the committee secretary of a large Sydney strata scheme, Steven values the “flow” of relevant information he and his fellow volunteers receive as members of the Your Strata Property Online Community. www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership

Sneak peek episode 181. Absentee committee member|restricting committee power|by-law success

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: what rights does an owner have when the owners corporation refuses to make their by-law? And how this situation might be avoided in the first place. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/absentee-committee-member-restricting-committee-power-by-law-success/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this…

How to engage new residents

I am regularly asked: how do we better engage residents in our apartment buildings, especially new residents and tenants? I worked through this topic (and more) with Adam recently. Adam sits on the council of his WA strata building. He is also a member of my online community. In this member-call, we discussed how the…

Sneak peek episode 179. How to properly calculate meeting notice periods

This week, Reena shares both a win and a challenge around her recent dealings with insurance brokers; I clarify the rules around general meeting notice periods, including the legislation you need to refer to for the ‘7 clear days notice’ rule (hint: it’s not the strata legislation). Plus, we discuss the very first collective sale…

Sneak peek episode 178. How to find a competent fire safety professional

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m chatting to Rob Broadhead of 2020 Fire Protection about changes afoot in his industry which aim to (finally) connect strata buildings with trusted and experienced fire protection professionals. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/how-to-find-a-competent-fire-protection-professional/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate…

Sneak peek episode 177. Owners taxed on OC income | display of fire statement | lot property defects | conversion to strata

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena reminds us of an important tax ruling which requires lot owners to declare income they probably HAVEN’T even received from their owners corporation. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/owners-taxed-on-oc-income-display-of-fire-statement-lot-property-defects-conversion-to-strata/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and…

Sneak peek episode 175. Parking mix up: why is my car space marked for disability parking?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: what happens when the developer sets aside the WRONG car spaces for disabled parking? Reena and I are discussing this particular challenge and more. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/parking-mix-up-why-is-my-car-space-marked-for-disability-parking/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and…

Sneak peek episode 173. Beware the motion to discuss “general business”

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I cover how to legally deal with ‘general business’ at strata meetings. Listen to the full episode here:https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/beware-the-motion-to-discuss-general-business/ 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 171. Who pays contents insurance excess | adjourned meetings | pre-1974 lot boundaries

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I walk through the answer to a common question – why are owners usually responsible for their own balcony doors in pre-1974 NSW buildings? Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/who-pays-contents-insurance-excess-adjourned-meetings-pre-1974-lot-boundaries/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and…

Sneak peek episode 167. Defamatory emails | renovation approvals | expiry of agency agreements

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I discuss best practice when it comes to owners submitting by-laws for renovation works, and why it this process often takes far longer than owners assume. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/defamatory-emails-renovation-approvals-expiry-of-agency-agreements/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access…

Sneak peek episode 165: Levies unpaid for 18 months | insurance runaround | lost rent claims

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I share the (common) story of an owner affected by water penetration from a failed roof membrane, in particular – an investor-owner who has a significant claim for lost rent. Full episode out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/levies-unpaid-for-18-months-insurance-runaround-lost-rent-claims/ Want to watch the full video?…

Sneak peek episode 164: Improving communication between residents with Stratabox

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m chatting to Paul Chevrot, co-founder of Strata Box, about the unique way in which his software is allowing strata residents and owners to curate the information they receive about their home or investment. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/improving-communication-between-residents-with-stratabox/ Want to watch the full video? Become…

Sneak peek episode 163: Can’t get access to install window locks?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I discuss a situation where the committee secretary might be provided with a full copy of the strata roll at no charge. Plus much more. Full episode out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/cant-get-access-to-install-window-locks/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member…

Sneak Peek Episode 162: Replacing combustible cladding? The class action you need to know about

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Gavin Beardsell of IMF Bentham explains how strata buildings can get involved in the combustible cladding class action, and why they should. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/replacing-combustible-cladding-the-class-action-you-need-to-know-about/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and lots more:…

Sneak Peek Episode 161: When is it ok to delay repairs and maintenance?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: what happens when a building in the midst of a complex defects claim against the original builder is also being pursued by lot owners suffering loss of rent due to the defects? Reena and I troubleshoot this challenge, and more. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/when-is-it-ok-to-delay-repairs-and-maintenance/ Want…

Sneak Peek Episode 159: What does strata building insurance cover?

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena and I are covering off the need-to-know essentials of strata building insurance policies. What’s covered and who determines the correct amount of coverage? Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/what-does-strata-building-insurance-cover/ Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to this video and…

Sneak Peek Episode 157: Fires, defects and short term lets; a building manager’s perspective

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I’m chatting to Chris Sargeant, building manager, about his experience helping very large new buildings through defects liability periods. We also cover his key takeaways from the Lacrosse building, where he was the BM at the time of the fire. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/fires-defects-and-short-term-lets-a-building-managers-perspective/ Want…

Why I recommend by-laws dealing with renovation works

Our strata legislation in NSW is a little complex when it comes to different types of renovation works and the different approval thresholds for each. I recommend each building adopts a by-law which clearly sets out which type of work requires which level of approval (if any). This way, owners are not left wondering and…

Sneak Peek Episode 155: The gamechanger that is Soho App

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: I chat to Trent Muffett about the game changer that is Soho. Set to be the “LinkedIn” for real estate, Soho is here and will impact the buying, selling and managing of #strata properties. Full episode out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here. Want to watch…

Sneak Peek Episode 154: When you’re unhappy, go back to the contract terms

Sneak peek at this week’s podcast episode: Reena shares a cautionary tale about the disposal of abandoned goods on common property. Fail to follow the legislated procedure at your peril! Full episode out on Wednesday. Listen to the full episode here. Want to watch the full video? Become a member and receive immediate access to…

Sneak Peek Episode 149: Why strata committees should be meeting regularly

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 Episode 148: How one building successfully lifted a pet ban

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.

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