Layering is the Fashion in Victorian Strata

Posted on 17/03/2021 O Comment

The smart, hip and stylish way to do complex strata buildings … We all know Melbourne is the fashion capital.  So, since layering is a fundamental dressing style, it’s no surprise Victorians have applied layering to strata title buildings as well.  Here’s a short overview of how stylish Victorian strata layering works.


2017 Budget – Changes to Residential Investment Properties Depreciation

Posted on 12/05/2017 O Comment

Well, that caught everyone by surprise and the waters are still a bit muddy. The information released when a Budget is handed down is often pretty broad – it’s a bit of a blunt instrument. What roughly happens then is that it is translated into legislation. That can take 3-4 weeks. In the meantime, here


Depreciation – the tax deduction lots of property investors forget to claim

Posted on 12/05/2017 O Comment

Depreciation – the tax deduction lots of property investors forget to claim. There are lots of property related tax deductions that all investors claim: council rates, water rates, property management fees, repairs. But depreciation is one that many people don’t even know about. Think of it as compensation for wear and tear. Buildings suffer wear


How technology is transforming strata life

Posted on 01/05/2017 O Comment

From the way we shop to how we work, technology is transforming our lives. It’s allowing us information at the touch of a button anywhere, anytime. It’s also automating simple tasks like lighting, security and more. So how is technology affecting strata communities and how can it be harnessed to improve the experience? Smart security


Fast strata facts

Posted on 14/04/2017 O Comment

With Australia’s population increasing and the cities beckoning when it comes to employment, the good old quarter-acre block, three-bedroom house and Aussie backyard are well and truly a thing of the past. Instead, more and more of the population is living in strata title communities where resources, assets and facilities are shared. As the boom


Strata time, and the living is easy

Posted on 03/04/2017 O Comment

Throw 10 people into a room and you’ll likely get some varied opinions. Throw 100 into a strata community and you’ll get a whole lot more; from what equals appropriate behaviour to what volume of noise is acceptable and how late is too late to use the communal pool. The bottom line is every neighbourhood


The beginner’s guide to balconies

Posted on 14/03/2017 O Comment

For any apartment dweller, balconies are a fabulous addition offering an outdoor entertaining area, extra living space and the opportunity to catch a little more view. They can also add thousands of dollars to the value of your unit. But balconies raise some intriguing issues when it comes to how they can be used and


Five ways to give to your neighbours

Posted on 01/03/2017 O Comment

On March 26 Australia celebrates Neighbour Day, an initiative facilitated by Relationships Australia to recognise strong communities, encourage social connection, and ensure the welfare of those who live around us. Amidst studies that note strong communities lead to better life satisfaction, a sense of wellbeing, and possibly even better health, here are five ways to


Consider this when buying into a strata title

Posted on 22/02/2017 O Comment

Whether it’s an investment or a place to call home, buying into a strata title community offers great benefits. Often more affordable than freestanding properties, they provide access to amenities like pools, communal gardens and off-street parking. Major maintenance is also taken care of, while a ready-made community is right outside your door. But as


Keeping the peace

Posted on 06/02/2017 O Comment

The three Cs of community living Strata living offers some wonderful benefits; affordability in built-up areas, proximity to essentials like transport, shopping and work, and access to amenities like swimming pools and barbecues. But there are occasional challenges when it comes to community living. Here is our guide to fostering harmony and keeping the peace,