Why it pays to be neighbourly in a strata building.

It used to be that knowing your neighbours was common. That popping next door to borrow something – or just to say hello – was considered the norm. However, with technology helping to keep us more connected with those further away, many have neglected the potential social circle which exists around them – their neighbours.
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Gregor Evans talks all things Owners Corporations on 3WBC.

On Saturday 27 June, The Knight’s Managing Director, Gregor Evans was a guest on 3WBC’s ‘Bricks and Mortar‘ to discuss all things Owners Corporations (previously known as Body Corporates). The segment covers many of the frequently asked questions by those new to living or owning in strata scheme including: What an Owners Corporation is What
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Curbing bad behaviour with ‘Positive Architecture’.

By Alex Smale – Owners Corporation Manager There is a concept within design known as “hostile architecture” it describes attempts to use built environment to modify behaviour. As soon as you learn about this you will start to see it everywhere. A common example is skatestoppers which are metal strips often on ledges and railings
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The importance of running a well maintained building

The importance of running a well-maintained building.

By Alex Smale – Owners Corporation Manager “Do we really need to pay to get the anchor points certified every year?” … “Do you want someone to fall off the roof?” This kind of conversation is all too common at the annual general meetings of strata properties. All buildings have machinery and systems which owners
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The technological initiatives attracting apartment buyers.

More than ever before, buyers are looking for innovative features to make their homes more efficient and convenient. Developers who include these technological initiatives are able to attract buyers more easily and secure their reputation as an industry leader. Many of these initiatives also help achieve a more harmonious and cost-effective Owners Corporation through improved
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Our 2020 Australian Knight

This year, The Knight honours Sally Beard and the not-for-profit Backpacks 4 VIC Kids, of which Sally is the founder, as our 2020 Australian Knight. In Australia, nearly 48,000 children are in foster care or emergency accommodation on any given night, with 11,500 new placements occurring each year. Often vulnerable children are placed quickly, without much
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Essential Safety Measures

The following content has been prepared and provided by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) When the construction of a building is complete, the building owner is responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, particularly its safety features or essential safety measures. The maintenance of essential safety measures will ensure that important safety systems within the building
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