Sustainable Strata: An Evening with The Knight 2021

On 21 July 2021, The Knight held our annual information evening, An Evening with The Knight. The evening was set to be our return to in-person events after a year in lockdown. Unfortunately, Melbourne’s snap lockdown meant a last-minute pivot to a virtual format, but a pivot that proved to be a huge success. This
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If strata is a form of government, how do we influence behaviour and improve social outcomes within our properties?

By Alex Smale I was sitting in the SCA A100 seminar when the instructor introduced an idea that initially seemed problematic. They suggested strata is the fourth level of government, envisioning government consisted of federal, state, local, and then… strata? Governing involves both the administration and control of a community. There is no doubt strata
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Lisa Dixson discusses Owners Corporations on Property TV.

On Thursday 26 November 2020, The Knight’s Business Development Manager, Lisa Dixson joined Cate Bakos on Your Mortgage on Property TV. Lisa chatted with Cate about Owners Corporations, demystifying some common misconceptions and confusions and delving into the role of the Owners Corporation Manager. Lisa was joined also by Tim Boyle from Finalytics who spoke
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An Evening with The Knight 2020 – FAQs.

On the 26th of August, The Knight held its annual information evening, this year in virtual format. The topic was ‘Being Neighbourly’ and panellists discussed strategies for dealing with common conflict, the importance of Owners Corporation rules and the escalation process. Plus, special guest Irene Opper from Neighbourhood Connect joined us to share the importance
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The top 3 benefits of virtual Owners Corporation meetings.

Many Owners Corporation Committees will have become very familiar with the virtual meeting over the past 6 months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Born of necessity due to government advice and restrictions, hosting virtual Owners Corporation meetings has actually revealed some unexpected benefits over this period. While they continue to remain a necessity as we plot
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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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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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