Legislation & compliance

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Strata manager by day, community hero by night

PICA Group’s Andrew Gavin isn’t your typical strata branch manager. Located at our Body Corporate Services Miranda branch, Andrew, rather, is …

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How to make sure you’re covered against fire damage

With 33 lives lost, more than 11 million hectares of land burnt, and more than 2,000 homes destroyed, the Australian 2019–2020 …

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What’s the difference between storm and flood damage?

When it comes to extreme weather events, the last four-odd months has put Australia to the test. As certain areas were …

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Different types of strata insurances

Different types of strata insurances
If you live in a strata property, then it’s likely that you are aware what it means …

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Water damage in strata: who pays?

Water damage in strata: who pays? 
Strata buildings are complex structures. Water pipes, wiring, and ducts are all hidden in walls, floors, …

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Fires: How owners of strata properties can help

Fires continue to burn across Australia. How can I help? 
Over 3,700,000 hectares of Australia have burned during the 2019-2020 bushfires. While …

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Negotiating the minefield of building defects

For strata managers, the realisation that Australia has a severe defects crisis crystallised well before Sydney’s Opal or Mascot Tower covered …

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From making buildings to caring for buildings

Regardless of whether you’re the strata manager, owner, tenant, insurer, design or building professional, Australia’s defects crisis is triggering a much-needed …

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Changing or adding in a new by-law

Changing or adding in a new by-law
Strata and community living properties all have the its own set of by-laws or rules …

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What is cladding and why is it important?

Today, cladding is often associated with modern disasters like the Grenfell Tower fire in London but it’s a construction technique that’s …

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