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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Smoke Free Apartment Living – A Glimpse into the Future?

The issue of second hand smoke in sectional title schemes often comes up. A non-smoker lives above or next to a smoker and has to bear awful second hand smoke … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

12 Steps to Successfully Chair Body Corporate Meetings

General meetings in sectional title schemes often drag on. Without an effective chairperson, owners can go off on long-winded and wild tangents that leave the other members frustrated and restless. … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ten Tips to Warm Up Your Apartment this Winter

We’re well on our way to winter now so I thought it high time to share some tips to make sure you stay warm in your apartment over the coldest … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Comical Look at the Frustrations of Apartment Life

Living in sectional title can be frustrating. I should know. I live in a fairly big apartment block and with yesterday being a public holiday, there were lots of people … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

What?! The Trustees Can Raise a Special Levy WITHOUT Consulting Owners!

Special levies are the one thing we as sectional title property owners dread more than anything. We understand that we have to pay our general/ordinary levies and we budget for … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 26 Comments

The Gorgeous Combined Bathroom Laundry

If you’re short on space in your sectional title property you might consider combining two rooms in one. Introducing… the gorgeous bathroom laundry combo! The recess in the bathroom above … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Converted Warehouse Apartments Inspiration Board

When I lived in Melbourne I lived in an apartment block that was an old warehouse converted into apartments. I loved everything about the warehouse- turned-apartment look. The raw brick … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Are Fines in Sectional Title Schemes Legal?

Can the body corporate of a sectional title scheme, through its trustees or managing agent impose fines on owners and residents for breaches of the rules? Neither the Sectional Titles … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 117 Comments

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