Apartment living

Apartment living

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Strata Skills 101 workshops

An ever-increasing number of local residents live in apartment blocks, also known as strata-titled buildings.

Approximately 75% of residences within the City of Sydney are apartments – over 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 to build your skills in different areas of strata, and to provide you with helpful tips and strategies.

The workshops involve group work, they are stand alone and can be done in any order.

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Strata Skills 101 workshop calendar

Tuesday 13 March 2018 Strata Levies: A planning essential for strata
Tuesday 27 March 2018 The Handover: From developer to owners
Tuesday 10 April 2018 Renovation Rules: Repairs and renovation basics for strata living
Tuesday 1 May 2018 Strata Basics: What you need to know before living in an apartment
Tuesday 15 May 2018 Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities
Tuesday 29 May 2018 Strata Meetings: Why good governance matters
Tuesday 5 June 2018 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments
Each workshop runs from 6pm to 8pm. Workshops are limited to 50 people so make sure you register early.

Helping you with apartment living

New strata laws in NSW 

New strata laws in NSW took effect on 30 November 2016. The NSW Fair Trading website has more information.

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

Our residential apartments sustainability plan aims to improve environmental performance in new and existing apartment buildings. We offer a range of resources, funding incentives and initiatives to help you reduce energy and water consumption in your building, and save money.

The City's Green Villages website highlights bright ideas for a sustainable Sydney while the national project Smart Blocks also has some great ways to save you money and energy. If you are experiencing issues with recycling in your building we offer a range of free stickers and signs to help clean up your bin area.

More help

Apartment tenants and owners can get more help about high-rise living from several government and professional organisations.

NSW Fair Trading provides information about buying into a strata scheme and owners' corporations, and NSW Land and Property Information covers key property information.

The Owners Corporation Network supports owners living and investing in apartments, Strata Community Australia supports the strata sectorand Tenants NSW is the peak organisation for renters.

Last updated: Wednesday, 21 February 2018