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What Are Strata Fees and How to Calculate Them?

Written by Jamie Horner & Daryl Hartman Strata fees, also known as levies, are a general contribution that is usually paid quarterly to the strata companies bank account. The fees to be paid are used for the funding of ongoing expenses, like insurance, cleaning, gardening, building maintenance, plumbing works, etc. ...

You Need Sinking Funds To Maintain Your Strata Building

Written by Anna Jayadeep As an Owner in a strata complex you generally have two types of strata charges: sinking/reserve fund and maintenance/administration fund. Given the new Strata Legislation changes and the need for a complex to establish one, you might be asking what the former is.  In real estate ...

Best Suburbs For Property Investment Perth

Property Investment in Perth Written by Jamie Horner Perth is the only Australian city where you can get a clear beautiful view of the Indian Ocean. That is what makes it just perfect. It is without a doubt a paradise on its own due to the unique setting it has. ...
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Important Aspects Of Building Depreciation

Written by Julie George - Senior Property Manager For property investors, it's important to understand building depreciation, as it is one of the largest tax deductions that can be claimed. Anyone who purchases a property and uses it for income-generating purposes can claim its depreciation come tax time, and it's ...

Main Duties Of A Strata Manager

Most people can't tell the difference between a property manager and a strata manager. However, the two are not similar at all and have totally different roles. Property managers are tasked with the responsibility of looking after single properties on behalf of the owners. They perform tasks and duties such ...

Renting out your home in WA? A helpful guide for Property Owners

By Daniela Nelson - Head of Property Management Are you an Owner of a rental property in Perth? If you are getting your property ready to be leased or rented out, speak to your Property Manager about what your legal and safety requirements are. A Landlord in Perth was fined ...

Renovate Your Investment When? Now or never

Written by Anja Crute Wise spending is part of wise investing. And its never to late to start - Rhonda Katz 2018 saw rapid movement in the Perth rental market, however just like the Perth sales market the growth is inconsistent and is based heavily on location and lifestyle amenities ...

Navigating Your Property Finance and Lending for 2019

Written by Alan Loke of Your Finance Group Should you refinance? What interest rate should you be paying? Can I borrow and what are the banks looking for? We know that the banking and finance sector has drastically changed in the last few years and that the changes have heavily impacted ...

Empire 2018 Survey: Going Beyond

Written by Jamie Horner At Empire we strive to be your Everyday Hero that Goes beyond, its great to say but for us its imperative we DO!. The team at Empire are everyday people but how do we whisk on a cape and throw on a mask to provide a superhero ...

Strata Title Reforms passed in WA Parliament

Written by Salina Ng - Strata Manager Its been years in the making, but the hotly anticipated and required WA Strata Title Reforms were passed in WA Parliament this week. The reforms will support current day community living and its strata management. Strata living accounts for more than a third ...