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Sydney to host strata stress workshops

By Tim Neary
21 March 2019 | 9 minute read
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A series of workshops hosted by the City of Sydney in two locations will help both strata-dwelling owners and renters tackle the prickly issues sometimes associated with communal living, including pets, levies and noisy neighbours.

The City of Sydney’s strata skills workshops from April to June will be led by a group of industry professionals, offering practical advice and answering questions designed to promote harmonious apartment living.
 
The program will include a workshop for Green Square residents to cover specific hurdles that Chinese-speaking residents might encounter, including by-laws, meeting procedures and dispute resolution.
 
“With 75 per cent of our city’s residents living in apartments, we are committed to creating stress-free strata living,” the Lord Mayor said.
 
“As our population continues to grow, we are anticipating that around 84 per cent of our residents will live in apartments by 2030.”

The Lord Mayor said the initiative has a good track record.

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“We’ve run this program for seven years and always have a great response from members of the community looking for skills and strategies to get the most out of apartment living.

“The workshops are also a great opportunity to network with others who live in strata or who are considering buying into a new strata scheme.”
 
Each strata skills workshop focuses on a different area of strata, giving renters and owners the most up-to-date, useful information on the many issues people face when living in high-density communities.

Topics include buying off the plan, renovations, living with pets and changes in strata law.

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