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facility management software

Time Management, a case for facility management software

Nigel Wraight,
Wizard Facility Management

Yes, Software Helps to be Organised OR No, Software is a Complete Waste of Money?
It’s been a good week, most of our buildings are ticking along nicely, typical dramas, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Inspired by the smooth operations, we pay a visit to one of the managers in a residential complex with a commercial ground floor and first floor. There is ab…Read more…..
Management rights business

QLD: Do you understand the legal risks in your management rights business?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

We don’t like being negative nellies, but sometimes we do need to talk about the things that go wrong in these newsletters. Alan Greenspan (the then Federal Reserve Chairman in the USA) coined the famous phrase ‘irrational exuberance’ in relation to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990’s, but it could apply to any boom since (and before – even back to the tulip boom of the 16…Read more…..
strata proxies

NSW: Proxies – Uses and Misuses

David Bannerman and Matthew Jenkins,
Bannermans Lawyers

For strata schemes and their managing agents, proxies can be a useful but hazardous tool. Some schemes have difficulty with quorum requirements and would have trouble getting anything done without proxies. Others find them problematic, undermining the interests of the growing proportion of lot owners which find themselves time poor.
The main problem is the practice known as “proxy farming”, involving an owner solic…Read more…..
buying and selling a strata titled lot

QLD: The Body Corporate and Buying and Selling Units

Lisa Rutland,

One question I occasionally get asked is “Do I need to tell my body corporate that I’m selling?”
The answer is no. The unit is yours to dispose of as and when you see fit.
Actually the body corporate has minimal input when units are bought and sold. It sounds harsh but they really don’t care who owns the lot, so long as whomever pays levies and follow the rules.
To giv…
Sydney apartment developments

NSW: The higher you build, the greater the fall

Edwin Almeida,
Just Think Real Estate

Many builders and civilizations have had the notion to reach for the skies to build their own versions of the Tower of Babel, be as gods in the developing world at their time.
I believe versions of these towers are about to emerge once again here in Western Sydney – Parramatta.
Two questions come to mind, as I recall previous residential towers that emerged some time ago and also not far from Parramatta. It was an event almost sy…Read more…..
community title scheme

NSW: What is a Community Title Scheme?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

More and more new housing estates are set up as community, precinct or neighbourhood associations. The large developments in Sydney’s outer suburbs spring to mind.
They typically offer a mix of strata titled apartment buildings, townhouses and shopping centres with shared promenades and parklands. A great recent example is Breakfast Point in Sydney.
The developers of these loca…
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