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SMARTER Communities Magazine Edition 02/2019

Strata Matters

It takes collaboration to fix defects

There is no quick fix to resolve the current building defects issue, but it is clear now is the time for our elected representatives to step up and help the sector to move forward.

Lifestyle

90 year olds are Australia’s fastest growing senior age group

With so many people now living to their 90s – and so many more projected to in future – health and social policy must evolve.

Inspiration

Carparks the new way to increase value

It pays to think outside the square when looking to increase the value of your strata complex.

Finance

Purchasing off the plan – is it for you?

Buying a strata titled residence off-the-plan offers a way to get an early pick of a brand new apartment or townhouse whilst enjoying other savings.

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Strata Matters

Sewage leak in high-rise: Who pays for the clean up?

After a blocked pipe caused major flooding in at least 4 units, the affected residents have not only lost all their contents to sewage damage but some have also been hit with emergency accommodation costs, with no promise of compensation.

Lifestyle

Storage and parking tops strata wish list

Although every strata residence prides itself on its uniqueness, there are two issues that typically unify them all.

Inspiration

Pressures on dogs living in apartments

Our modern lifestyle choices can place dogs under enormous pressure. Aromatherapy oils can help dogs that have problems with socialising.

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Strata Matters

Outsourcing the complexities of strata

Given there may only be a few apartments to manage in smaller blocks, some ask why go to the expense of professional strata management when it can be handled internally amongst the owners?

Lifestyle

What sort of housing do older Australians want and where?

Research shows older Australians aspire to the security of owning their own home, but prefer smaller houses in their later years.

Inspiration

R U OK?
National R U OK? Day September 12

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Trust that gut instinct and act on it.

Finance

Generation set to be worse off than its predecessor

For the first time in a long time, we’re setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it

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