Forum: From the really unreal world of strata


Confused? Wait till you get your first AGM agenda.

Buying into strata for the first time is a daunting prospect – and that’s even for people who have some idea what to expect.

As for newcomers, including those new both to strata and home ownership, who do you listen to? Who can you trust? 

Surely there are rules and regulations to protect you from unscrupulous operators who would seek to take advantage of your relative naivete? (Pause for hysterical laughter).

A couple of questions this week remind us that not everyone in strata is as cluey as veteran Flatchatters who offer their brains to be picked on this website every week.

The first post asks if it’s a good idea to ask for a pre-auction inspection of a strata unit? Look, it seems like a no-brainer but there’s no guarantee you’re going have the highest bid at the auction.  That’s HERE.

And then there’s the newcomer to strata who is worried that the model by-laws proposed for their brand-new strata scheme are not appropriate for the building.  That’s HERE.

Also in the forum

Strata manager and committee blocking insurance claim for a wrecked bathroom. That’s HERE.

Can the strata committee add negative comments to AGM motions that they don’t support?  That’s HERE.

Can the committee decide how and when I move out?  That’s HERE.

How to ask and answer questions

Anyone can read our posts any time but you have to be registered to ask or answer questions. However, there are so many easy ways you can search, access, ask questions and reply to others’ queries once you have registered using the green “register and sign in …” box on this page.
The best way may be to click on “Forum: Your Qs & A’s” on the top menu bar or on the drop-down menu (three lines) on the screen on phones and tablets, under the Strata Choice ad. Then click on the topic title that interests you, and off you go.
Alternatively, you can click on the new “Latest Qs and As” Forum button on the top right of a computer screen or the link on the “hamburger” menu on a phone.

Alternatively, look at the list of “Your latest questions and answers” under the ads on the right of the page on a computer screen. Or at the bottom, after the ads and stories, on a tablet or phone.
Or you can go “old school” and go to the Forum Home Page and work your way through the topics there. Whichever route you take to get there, the best way to keep up to speed with what’s happening is to register (if you haven’t already done so), then login and subscribe for free to the topics that interest you most.
That way you’ll get an alert whenever the discussion moves forward, and you can also chip in with your own comments and questions. Have a look HERE at our instant guide to getting online.

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