Defects Management - Strata Insights

Defects Management

In Victoria, statutory protections exist in place to protect both private property owners and Owners Corporations from building defects. Download Defects Management Fact Sheet > Building works may constitute a building defect when they do not comply with one of; Building Contract Statutory Warranties as set out in section 8 of the Domestic Building Contracts
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Water Ingress - Strata Insights

Water ingress, leaks & burst pipes.

Water ingress is an unfortunate feature of property ownership and maintenance. When owning and/or living in an Owners Corporation, the lines can often be blurred and complicated regarding the cause of water ingress, the responsibility for repair and the liability for damage. Download the Water Ingress Fact Sheet > At first instance, please always contact
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Complaints Handling - Strata Insights

Complaints handling within an Owners Corporation

One of the aspects of owning and/or living within an Owners Corporation that may be new and challenging to many people is being much more closely situated to immediate neighbours than you may have been previously in a non-strata dwelling, i.e. a stand alone house. Whether due to this closer proximity, different lifestyles, or differences
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Incident Management - Strata Insights

Incident Management

As an owner or occupier within an Owners Corporation property, different situations may arise that are distinct from owning or living in a residence on private title. Download Incident Management fact sheet > In recent times, the events of Opal Tower and Mascot Towers in Sydney NSW, and national discussion regarding flammable cladding have had
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Elwood House by Woods Bagot

Building better apartments in neighbourhoods.

The government has announced changes to the planning rules for apartment developments, with a focus on the relationship between new apartment developments and the amenity of existing neighbourhoods. A discussion paper has been prepared which outlines some potential changes and explores five policy aims for new apartment developments, including the need for green space, high
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The future of mobility and energy: electric car sharing launches in Melbourne.

EQ Towers trial Australia’s first electric car sharing service. Last month, Australian start-up company Ohmie launched Australia’s first residential electric car sharing service in Melbourne’s EQ Tower. The ‘Ohmie Go’ initiative is a partnership between Ohmie, car manufacturer Hyundai and Australia’s leading EV charging company, JET Charge. The model is something JET Charge founder, Tim
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The Knight Appoints Training & Development Manager.

Congratulations to Alex McCormick, our newly appointed Training & Development Manager. Here at The Knight, something we value very highly is the training and development of our staff. We like to offer every opportunity for staff to develop their professional and personal skills, setting aside time and money to equip our team with necessary tools
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Community Grant at Monarc

The Knight Community Grant: Monarc Apartments.

On Wednesday 17th July, 2019 residents and owners at Monarc Apartments in Melbourne attended some Christmas in July festivities in the common area of their building. The evening was put on by the Owners Corporation Committee and Building Management and was proudly supported by The Knight through our Community Grants initiative. Each year The Knight
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The Knight's Biggest Morning Tea event

The Knight’s 8th Annual Biggest Morning Tea.

Each year, The Knight hosts a Biggest Morning Tea in our Malvern office to raise funds for the Cancer Council and the great work they do supporting those affected by a cancer diagnosis. 2019 was our 8th year hosting the event and we set a fundraising target of $1000, aiming to beat our previous years
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Common Property design mistakes to avoid

Common mistakes to avoid when designing apartments.

Thinking about Common Property and how it will be used could help you avoid some embarrassing (and costly) mistakes. There are many important factors that go into the design of a new residential building. Developers and Architects will consider things such as the cost of materials, the environmental impact of the build and the health
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