It's once again time to celebrate the achievements of the businesses and individuals in the strata industry We're excited to celebrate the successes of the strata industry during the upcoming Strata Community CHU Awards for Excellence. Across eleven categories, the annual awards night recognises businesses and individuals...

Power Up Your Privacy The privacy and technology landscape is changing – now is a critical time for organisations to get privacy right. CRM Brokers is proud to support Privacy Awareness Week (6 to 12 May 2024), an annual campaign led in Australia by the Office of...

Simply put, underinsurance occurs when the sums insured are not sufficient to cover property in the event of a loss. In our previous article we addressed the importance of obtaining an accurate building valuation to ensure that the insurance coverage aligns with the actual rebuilding...

While securing appropriate insurance coverage is fundamental for strata property, the significance of having the correct building sums insured can often be overlooked. In this article, we address the importance of obtaining an accurate building valuation to ensure that the insurance coverage aligns with the actual...

When it comes to insuring properties with commercial tenants, regardless of whether they are strata or non-strata, the activities of the tenants play a key role in determining acceptance. It’s important for strata managers and property owners alike to have a clear understanding of the...

The growing popularity of e-bikes and e-scooters has increased concerns among strata property owners and tenants about the heightened fire risk linked to faulty Lithium-ion batteries.  This surge in popularity calls for a closer examination of risk management related to these items. In January 2024, investigators...

In our ongoing commitment to keeping clients well-informed, we're delighted to share an insightful article from Berkley Insurance Australia and republished with their permission. This article highlights the difference between costs inclusive and costs exclusive excesses, and costs exclusive and costs inclusive indemnity limits. Understanding these features...

CRM Brokers is proud to support Scams Awareness Week and this year's campaign with the focus on impersonation scams. Approximately 80% of all scams reported to Scamwatch include some form of impersonation of a legitimate entity. Scammers can impersonate any organisation or brand and impersonation...

NSW Premier, Chris Minns, is set to eliminate the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on New South Wales property insurance, in an effort to create a fairer system for policyholders. “Reforming the Emergency Services levy is not easy, but it’s the right thing to do,” Premier Chris...

CRM Brokers wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year [vc_row][vc_column width='2/3'] CRM Brokers offices will close for Christmas and New Year on Wednesday 20th of December 2023 at 5pm. Our offices will reopen on...

We would like to emphasize the significance of timely claim notification for strata insurance policies. Whilst we understand that there may be valid reasons for a delay, it is essential that a policyholder notify the insurer as soon as reasonably possible. In most cases the timely...

We understand that navigating strata insurance policy wordings can often raise questions, and we have recently had several enquiries relating to Temporary Accommodation and Loss of Rent benefits during claim time. We're here to provide some clarity on these common questions. Temporary Accommodation and Loss of...

Celebrating Excellence at the 2023 Strata Community CHU Awards We were delighted to once again sponsor the Strata Services Business Award at the Strata Community CHU Awards Night. The event brought together outstanding individuals and organisations to be recognised for their commitment to excellence in the...

In today's equipment-intensive buildings, ensuring comprehensive protection against the costs of unforeseen breakdowns is paramount. The increasing integration of technology into our daily lives, exemplified by the rise of electric vehicle charging stations within buildings, has heightened the exposure to potential risks and underscores the...

The rising trend of Electric Vehicle (EV) sales is crucial to Australia's commitment in achieving net zero emissions by 2050. According to the National Electric Vehicle Strategy, up to 80% of EV charging takes place at home. As a result, the increased number of EVs...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award The independent judging process has been finalised and the results are in! Congratulations to the following finalists for CRM Brokers sponsored Strata Services Business Award. Austrata Finance BME Group Civil Fire Havencab Property Group Strata Energy Services   The winner...

Recently CHU Underwriting Agencies and Flex Insurance distributed an important update for their strata insurance policyholders in relation to workers compensation, which we have published below with their permission. Strata Community Insurance has confirmed that Workers Compensation is available through their strata insurance policy in Western...

Boost your business’s cybersecurity with the ACSC’s refreshed guide and new video In light of the rising number and complexity of cyber security attacks, it is critical to stay informed and implement proactive steps to protect your business. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has recently introduced...