Strata Skills 101 workshops
An ever-increasing number of local residents live in apartment blocks, also known as strata-titled buildings.
In fact, 75% of residences within the City of Sydney are apartments – more than 5 times the national average.
Different rules and approaches can apply in apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living.
If you're new to apartment living we have developed a series of workshops detailed below to give you helpful tips and strategies.
Our introductory strata skills workshops started in 2012 and continue in 2014, presented by experts.
Strata law review
The NSW Government is now reviewing strata and community title laws. The City's submission advocating for high density residents can be downloaded below.
Strata meeting places
We have a number of rooms available across the local area that can be hired for your strata meetings at low-cost.
Sustainable strata living
Each workshop runs from 6pm to 8pm and is limited to 80 people so make sure you register early.
The Handover: 11 March
Learn the basics about strata schemes and what you need to consider before you sign on the dotted line with the developer.
Strata Paws: 18 March
Suitable for renters, owners, downsizers or if you're thinking of buying, this workshop is for pet owners in high-rise apartments.
PETiquette: 8 April
Not everyone in your building will love your pet like you do but to avoid upsetting your neighbours find out about etiquette for pets.
Yours, Mine and Ours: 15 April
Repairs and renovations can impact more than just your neighbours in an apartment building but there are solutions to some common issues.
The Sinking Fund: 13 May
Learn about the sinking fund planning process to ensure your apartment is well maintained.
Holding Back the Levy: 20 May
Find out more about collective finance and levies, and whether low strata levies are a good or a bad thing.
The New Executive: 17 June
An overview of executive committees under NSW law, good governance case studies and strategies for new executive committee members.
From Meetings to Minutes: 24 June
How to prepare for different types of meetings, the importance of minutes, the quorum and how to avoid common problems.
Good communication skills and dealing effectively with conflict helps you build a sense of community within your building.
Registrations opening soon
Apartment tenants and owners can get more help about high-rise living from several government and professional organisations.
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tibunal has more information about strata and community schemes, NSW Fair Trading provides information about buying into a strata scheme and owners' corporations, and NSW Land and Property Information covers key property information.
Last updated: Friday, 7 March 2014