How often do you check the credentials of the tradesperson you engage to look at the plumbing or that light that keeps flickering? Not just look over his or her website or get copies of their insurance certificates but really check they are qualified and their paperwork is up-to-scratch?
When it comes to best practice most strata managers and strata schemes would agree that any contractor coming on to common property was properly certified and had all the right licences, insurances and health and safety requirements before commencing any work. Often though we can be too busy to check those credentials and may even not know where to begin, but there is someone who can assist.
Purchasing property, either to live in or to rent out, is an aspiration of many Australians. Home ownership is usually the largest purchase we will make in our lifetimes and can provide longterm economic benefits and a sense of security and belonging.
However, rising house prices are making buyers consider the purchase of a unit or apartment within a strata complex as an affordable way of breaking into the property market, either as first time homeowner or landlord.
Pets provide great companionship for many Australians, and are often regarded as an important member of a household. Research shows Australia has one of the highest incidences of pet ownership in the world.
Keeping pets, particularly noisy ones such as dogs, can cause issues such as cleanliness, noise or unsociable behavior that need to be considered and carefully managed in strata residential situations.
Dealing with car parking issues in a strata property
Car parking in a strata complex presents challenges for residents and visitors, but what is the best way to deal with this issue?
The four most common complaints are: