17 Nov 2019

I reside on a property that’s under a Community Title and have a few issues with the owners in the property next door.  Could I please be advised how I do this?

Messages such as this are commonplace in our company email, particularly after a weekend through Spring/Summe...

31 Oct 2019

An owner within a property managed by Strata Management SA sent through the following query:

We are planning to change flooring in our unit, right now we have carpet.

Can we change it to the laminate floor? What obligations do we have as Strata members? What requirements...

11 Jun 2019

I recently had a client provide the following question:

Is it lawful for one person to be President, Secretary and Treasurer of a body corporate? My friend is looking to purchase a unit. She said there is one person with this role. She was the only one who attended the...

12 Apr 2019

A recurring issue of contention and debate in Community Title properties is the differences that the Community Lots have in their entitlements and while the following is a real question from an existing client it is also representative of varying other questions that h...

18 Dec 2018

2018 has been a fantastic year for Strata Management SA but we have reached the time where maintenance works can no longer be booked in until contractors return to work in the new year and there are no more strata meetings until 2019.

As of lunchtime on Thursday, 20th D...

25 Oct 2018

Who owns the porch light in a Strata Title Unit?

Message from client: Hi Michael,  The front porch light at Unit 8 is hanging down from the fixture (slightly).  It’s still working but Mrs XX is cautious about putting it on (electrical fire etc).

Can you please arr...

19 Aug 2018

It was recently posed to me that a motion passed unanimously made it a unanimous resolution which left me perplexed as to the logic but I thought it prudent to run through the legislation to help explain.

There are three types of resolutions for Strata and Community tit...

2 Jul 2018

Recently an owner made a call following settlement of their unit and quizzed one of my colleagues on why they had been charged by their conveyancer for a recurring special levy on their settlement statement.

The manager for that Strata Corporation had recommended at the...

5 Jun 2018

We have been asked for help lately by multiple corporations who have noted that their managers are holding their Annual General Meetings outside of the required time-frames.

For Strata Titled properties, Section 33 (4) of the Strata Titles Act 1988 states: The corporati...

4 Mar 2018

We have had a large number of applications lately for people seeking to have pets in their property and prospective purchasers looking to buy properties subject to pet approvals.

In a Strata Corporation in South Australia the default position is no pets without corporat...

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