68 – nuances of renovating a strata apartment

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In this episode, I have Amanda Farmer as my special guest. She throws a whole lot of light regarding the legalities of renovating in strata buildings. If you’re like me, you would have already faced a ton of issues when dealing with the owner’s corporation, especially when they themselves don’t have any idea of what’s required in terms of approvals.

Listen to Episode 68: Nuances Of Renovating A Strata Apartment

Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:35 — 40.8 MB)

Episode Highlights

  1. [04:18]Three types of renovation work and corresponding approval needed
  2. [05:44]Avenues for dealing with rejected renovation plans
  3. [08:23]What constitutes common property
  4. [10:26]Where the responsibilities for waterproofing lie
  5. [12:18]Claiming building insurance for waterproofing issues
  6. [15:46]The importance of having bylaws in place
  7. [18:50]Getting approval to drain the entire building of water
  8. [22:40]Short-term rentals and Airbnb
  9. [27:07]The Strata Portal about to be launched
  10. [28:46]The right order when getting strata approval and council approval
  11. [35:49]The timeframe and cost for getting a bylaw drafted

She Renovates Free Facebook Group

If you want to meet up with a group of savvy renovators. I would say come over and join She Renovates Facebook Group. It’s a completely FREE Facebook group and it is growing at the rate of knots. We hit over a thousand members just recently, and now it seems to have picked up momentum. They are all savvy renovating women and men working their little hearts out to live a better life through renovating.

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Bernadette Janson

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