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What is cladding and why is it used on buildings?

September 1, 2018

WHAT IS CLADDING? ▪ Cladding is a type of "skin" or extra layer on the outside of a building. ▪ It can be attached to a building's framework or an intermediate layer of battens or spacers. CLADDING USES ▪ It...Read More

The Future of Chinese Residential Developers in Australia

June 3, 2018

By JIL: The next wave of Chinese residential developers in the Australian apartment market are likely to have more capital, come from China’s Tier 1 cities and will have more experience delivering projects outside of Chi...Read More

The Benefits Of On-site Management

April 7, 2018

A case study on the benefits off on-site management versus off-site management, and the value adding services to investors within the Brisbane rental market. Preface The purpose of this article is to ...Read More

BED BUGS

November 18, 2017

The following information is provided by the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. Because of the gestation period, it can be difficult to det...Read More

A guide to Window Safety

November 16, 2016

WINDOW SAFETY The following information is of a general nature and not intended to be relied upon to suit the specific circumstances of your building. You should seek the advice of a professional safety advisor who is fami...Read More

Testing & reliability of Safety Switches

November 16, 2016

Safety Switches also known as RCD`s or ELCB`s are required to be installed in every apartment and common property switchboard. See the other articles on these subjects elsewhere in the member’s library. This paper attempts ...Read More

What Are Management Rights?

November 13, 2016

Management Rights is a business that gives the right to the resident owner of a lot, contained within a community living complex, to fulfil the role of Caretaker and to operate a letting business (of units within the complex)...Read More

Major changes to NSW strata laws

November 13, 2016

New strata laws will start on 30 November 2016. They have been modernised to fit the reality of living in a strata townhouse or apartment today. The new building defect bond scheme will start on 1 July 2017.Currently more ...Read More

New smoke alarm legislation

November 7, 2016

On 31 August, 2016, Queensland State Parliament passed new smoke alarm legislation making Queensland households the most ‘fire safe’ in Australia. This legislation was developed following recommendations handed down af...Read More

Oversupply in Brisbane inner CBD market?

October 24, 2016

Is there an oversupply in Brisbane inner CBD market? Brisbane Inner CBD apartments have dropped further, now a typical unfurnished 2 bedroom apartments are asking for 450 per week and unfurnished 1 bedroom now asking for 3...Read More

Lease renewal procedure

October 22, 2016

It is probably timely to remind everyone, once again, about our policy and procedure for the renewal of leases. When a lease is approaching renewal, we write to the tenant some 10 weeks prior to expiry, setting out the ter...Read More

Newsletter End August

October 17, 2016

We believe tenants are the gift to reward your investment. Obviously you wouldn’t have any return without them. We have found some hints that may confirm this: 1. Good Management Paying a competent Property Manager is esse...Read More

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