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Hello Strata Podcast

Hello Strata Podcast

By Craig Baylis
Welcome to Hello Strata, hosted by Craig Baylis, founder of Coastal Strata and My Bylaw.

Whether you are a purchaser, a strata owner or property industry professional, join us as we say Hello Strata.

On this show you’ll find a mix of insights and tips from a straight talking strata expert along with interviews and chats recorded for the show.

Based in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
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Merry Christmas
What a year! From the Coastal Strata team we thank all our clients and look forward to working with everybody again in 2020. We will be closed from Friday the 20th at 5 pm and reopen on Monday, 13 January 2020. Merry Christmas. Craig
00:45
December 19, 2019
Cooling off period explained
What is the cooling off period? Craig gives a very brief rundown on what it is, who it benefits and the penaltys for pulling out of a purchase under it.
02:36
December 9, 2019
When is the best time to get a Strata Inspection Report?
Craig you some tips on the best time to order Strata Inspection Report to get the maximum value out of the information we find.
01:52
December 9, 2019
3 things to do when there's issues with your strata report
Has your strata report uncovered some building defect or financial issues? Here's 3 things you can do; Negotiate Budget Pull out
01:58
December 9, 2019
Testing new links.
Just a quick test of the connections between our podcast host, iTunes and Spotify. We’re back and recording episodes so check back soon.
01:12
December 1, 2019
Episode 16 - Special levy story
Sharing a story why in a race for exchange you must always complete your due diligence. Listen for the details on the size of the upcoming special levy we uncovered for our clients.
04:35
May 1, 2018
Episode 15 - How to find a strata plan number
• How to find a strata plan number • Are you looking at a Community Association, Neighbourhood Assocation or Strata Plan? • Why are there two or more strata plan numbers for my property?
04:29
April 24, 2018
Episode 14 - Top 3 Indicators of a poor performing strata plan
Top 3 indicators of a poor performing strata plan  • Low levies are not a good thing • Not obtaining or following professional advice • Harmony and disputes
04:20
April 17, 2018
Episode 13 - Getting your purchase over the line
Are you in a race for exchange? Here's some tips to help get your purchase over the line to exchange.
02:18
April 10, 2018
Episode 12 - Self managed strata schemes
What the top issues are in a self managed strata scheme. What to look out for when buying a unit in a self managed strata scheme.
04:45
April 4, 2018
We're back....
Update on the direction of the show. We're moving to a documenting rather than create format. We'll aim to keep things a little more regular and give you a peek behind the scenes of the properties we are inspecting, industry tips and our take on it.
01:13
March 29, 2018
Episode 11 - Step by step guide to obtaining renovation approval from your strata scheme
Follow these steps to maximise your chances of getting your renovation proposal approved by your strata scheme.From the dialogue you need to have with your strata manager to thinking differently about the explanatory note to present a visual to your fellow owners.
04:22
November 13, 2017
Episode 10 - Rant about why isn't there a register of who manages a property.
In this Episode Craig has a rant about why isn't there a register of who is the strata manager of a strata scheme. There isn't a central register, we think there should be and here's why.
02:35
November 7, 2017
Episode 9 - Understand your Strata Inspection Report
Understand your Strata Inspection Report, how we find the information and what's included in a report. Listen in for tips on how we operate, how we find the information to provide insights for our clients and how you can do your own strata inspection.
10:41
October 23, 2017
Episode 8 - Lot numbers - What are they are why are they not the same as unit numbers
Why is my lot number different from my unit number? Why it's important to know what you own Why is my lot number different from my unit number?
05:20
October 17, 2017
Episode 7 - Strata managers - What are they, what do they do? how do you contact them to get things done and what makes a stand out strata manager?
What are they  What do they do? How do you contact them to get things done and what make a stand out strata manager?
05:55
October 4, 2017
Episode 6 - What is the difference between Strata, Community and Neighbourhood title in NSW.
Differences between Strata, Community and Neighbourhood title in NSW.Do you know the main differences? They may seem similar however there is 1 major difference.
04:57
September 26, 2017
Episode 5 - First Home Buyers Special
Listen in for this special Episode as we joined Be There Financial Services at their recent First Home Buyers Seminar held in Shellharbour NSW.Speakers include1 . PRD Dapto (cliff@prddapto.com.au)- Cliff McGrath2. Simple Investing (simpleinvesting.com.au) - Robert3. Coco Accounting (cocoaf.com.au)4. Kells Lawyers (kells.com.au) - Michael Hatfield 5. Ray White Shellharbour City - Lisa McDonald6. Heritage Bank - Jeff7. Be There Financial Services (betherefs.com.au) - Craig Mowbray
43:33
September 19, 2017
Episode 4 - Pets - Help, I need permission asap
The process you need to take to obtain permission from a strata scheme to keep a pet.What happens if the strata scheme says noPet Application Forms available athttp://www.coastalstrata.com.au/our-services/
03:56
September 11, 2017
Episode 3 - 7 Steps To Buy A Strata Unit
Are you looking to buy a strata unit? If so, you'll want to hear about our 7 steps to buy a strata unit. Step 1 - Assemble your teamStep 2 - Go huntingStep 3 - Pre purchase inspectionsStep 4 - Negotiate and exchangeStep 5 - Pre settlementStep 6 - SettlementStep 7 - After settlement Links mentionedcoastalstrata.com.au/free-tools-tips/ Hosted by Craig Baylis, founder of coastalstrata.com.au and my bylaw.com.au, leading providers of Strata Inspection Reports and by-laws based in Shellharbour NSW. For more information contact us: Coastal Strata - coastalstrata.com.au My Bylaw - mybylaw.com.auEmail - info@coastalstrata.com.auInstagram - @CoastalStrata
03:35
August 31, 2017
Episode 2 - Levies. Your questions answered
Today we're going to chat about strata levies.- What are levies?- How are levies calculated?- What is the administrative fund? - What is the Capital Works Fund? - What is a special levy?- And finally are lower levies always a good thing? Here's the short answer to that one. Definitely not. Hosted by Craig Baylis, founder of coastalstrata.com.au and my bylaw.com.au, leading providers of Strata Inspection Reports and by-laws based in Shellharbour NSW.For more information contact us: Coastal Strata - coastalstrata.com.au My Bylaw - mybylaw.com.auEmail - info@coastalstrata.com.auInstagram - @CoastalStrata
04:58
August 31, 2017
Episode 1 - Q & A Day
Welcome to the first Episode of the Hello Strata Podcast. In this episode we put the call out to our industry contacts for questions and we've covered the below topics.     •    What does strata cover?    •    How much is in the strata account?    •    Do I need my own building insurance?    •    What happens if an owner doesn't pay their strata levies? Hosted by Craig Baylis, founder of coastalstrata.com.au and my bylaw.com.au, leading providers of Strata Inspection Reports and by-laws based in Shellharbour NSW.For more information contact us:     •    Coastal Strata - coastalstrata.com.au     •    My Bylaw - mybylaw.com.au    •    Email - info@coastalstrata.com.au    •    Instagram - @CoastalStrata
04:22
August 31, 2017