CRM Brokers announce the Strata Services Business Award 2020 On Friday 23rd of October, the strata industry gathered at the Hyatt Regency for the annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards which was also live streamed online. The CRM Brokers’ sponsored Strata Services Business Award is designed...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award The SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards Night has adapted to these unusual times and for the first time will be broadcast online with finalist in attendance. The independent judging process has been finalised and the results are in!...

New process for lodgement of strata building bonds NSW Fair Trading has provided an update on the new process for lodgement of strata building bonds. Starting 1 September 2020, there is a new process for the lodgement of the 2% strata building bond. Lodgement is to be...

Voluntary Workers: At A Glance Even before COVID-19 impacted us all, Owners Corporations would be, from time-to-time, looking for ways to save some money. This often was in the form of residents volunteering to complete simple tasks around the property. Lately, we have received an increased number...

General advice on temporary business closures during COVID-19 With many COVID-19 government restrictions now in place, we recognise the challenges faced by our clients as buildings are forced to either close or operate in a limited capacity into the foreseeable future. From a risk management perspective, Zurich...

CRM Brokers announce the 2019 Strata Services Business Award On Friday 26th of July, the strata industry gathered together at The Star for the annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards. The independent judging panel of academics and industry stakeholders were thoroughly impressed with the number of entries...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award This year the SCA (NSW) received a record number of entries for the CHU Strata Community Awards. The Strata Services Business Award is designed to recognise excellence in performance of Strata Services. It specifically recognises a business that has...

Combustible cladding in the headlines again As the new year kicks into gear, combustible cladding remains firmly in the headlines after a fire at a Spencer Street residential tower on Monday 4th of February. Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade reported that combustible cladding was the "main contributor" to...

The most common and costly landlord insurance claims QBE Insurance has revealed that severe weather and leaky pipes are the biggest headaches for Australian landlords and are the cause of far more insurance claims than tenants failing to pay the rent. Storm and flood claims account for 34...

Fallout from the NSW Hailstorms The Insurance Council of Australia declared the December 20 storms a catastrophe, with over 25,000 claims totaling $125 million, received in the first 48 hours after the event. This was the fifth catastrophe declared in 2018 by the Insurance Council. In March,...

What is combustible cladding? Certain types of cladding can burn rapidly if it catches alight. Problems with metal composite panels and insulated cladding systems relate mainly to multi-storey buildings because of the potential for rapid fire spread via the external areas of the building. These products...

Water Damage Can Be Avoided Managing common claims and understanding the Owners Committee’s responsibility can be complex. Did you know that water damage is one of the most common causes of strata claims? Many of these claims can however be avoided with a good preventative maintenance...

CRM Brokers announce the 2018 Strata Services Business Award On Friday 3rd of August, the strata industry gathered together at the Four Seasons Hotel for the annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards. The independent judging panel commented on the number of entries and high quality of submissions...

Fire Risks and Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) In recent years, there have been several incidents, both locally and internationally, that have brought the use of ACP (aluminium composite panels) into the public spotlight. The Lacrosse Building in Docklands Victoria and the Grenfell Tower in London have...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award This year the SCA (NSW) received a record number of entries for the CHU Strata Community Awards. The Strata Services Business Award is designed to recognise excellence in performance of Strata Services. It specifically recognises a business that has...