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Title Type Date
Milsons Point apartment owners fear their buildings being inundated by strangers News 20 Jul 2019
Milsons Point apartment owners fear their buildings being inundated by strangers News 20 Jul 2019
Owners in some Melbourne CBD, Docklands apartment towers face resale, lease issues News 22 Jun 2019
NSW off-the-plan buyers to get better protection under new laws this year News 11 Jun 2019
NSW still without Airbnb rules, one year after plan was announced News 04 Jun 2019
Buyer beware: Warnings of ‘rorts’ for new apartment buyers News 22 Apr 2019
Advocates accuse NSW government of failing to help apartment owners affected by flammable cladding News 12 Mar 2019
NSW state election 2019: Labor to introduce strata commissioner if it is elected News 05 Mar 2019
Strata loophole leaves owners vulnerable even when NCAT is supposed to be on their side News 18 Feb 2019
Surry Hills developer ordered to pay legal costs after losing bid to tear up contracts News 09 Nov 2018
New laws award extra protection to off-the-plan buyers News 01 Nov 2018
NSW Supreme Court rules against sunset clawbacks in landmark win for buyers News 26 Sep 2018
The fight back: dealing with the rental headaches from short-term letting News 24 Sep 2018
Owners of NSW apartments with combustible cladding may need second mortgage for repairs News 12 Sep 2018
Top Sydney Apartment Buildings Get Foyer Facelifts to Attract Buyers in Cooling Market News 22 Aug 2018
Mornington Peninsula council implements Airbnb, Stayz registration fees and code of conduct for guests News 22 Aug 2018
Sydney unit owners face uncertainty over who will foot $7m bill to remove illegal cladding News 20 Aug 2018
Fair Trading to ban dangerous aluminium cladding in NSW News 10 Aug 2018
Can the design of an apartment affect your mental health? News 09 Aug 2018
Supreme Court rules in favour of Victorians with disabilities: Owners corps to pay for modification works News 18 Jul 2018

What Members Say

"The whole strata community owes a huge debt of gratitude to you and the OCN executive. Much appreciated."

Robert, Darlinghurst

"I am very pleased with my membership of OCN, the discussions through sharing emails is very valuable in increasing my knowledge of strata living, the laws and EC responsibilities. I think I am better armed to tread the minefield of the managing agent responsibilities and the necessary action of the EC to monitor the contradictory interests of the agent."

Jim, Wollstonecraft

"I so appreciate being part of the OCN email forum. It provides a great opportunity for sharing ideas and learning"

Ingrid, Neutral Bay

"I must say that I have enjoyed and found consolation in the discussions that have been part of the email chain (forum). I did attend one general meeting and found that it was informative and the people "running the show" were knowledgeable and dedicated to the tasks that had taken on. In short, well done. You and the committee have and continue to support the Strata Community in a very professional manner."

Greg, Parramatta

"Nothing is easy in Strata World and we have been in building defects “mode” for some years – hopefully almost at an end but that process has been most demanding and difficult but again – greatly helped by the experience and wise counsel of other members of OCN."

Pat, St Leonards

"Keep up the good work, as many (if not most) strata schemes need your help, advice and representation at all levels of government."

Jann and John, St Ives

"I belong to OCN because of its professionalism.  I have found the meetings I have been to extremely well presented, to the point, and of course very topical and informative. Speakers on the whole certainly know their topic.  My role of Secretary last year was certainly assisted with the coverage regarding TPG & other subjects. Member newsletters are also of benefit as the topics are specific to strata matters."

Graham, East Balmain

I have enjoyed attending the quarterly OCN meetings and the exchange of emails between other Executive Committee Members and think OCN is playing an increasingly important role as a voice for strata dwellers and representing us at Government level. I wish the organisation continuing success in the future."

Pauline, Kings Cross

"The [forum] response to my question was amazing and really useful.  The OCN community is wonderful so thanks."

Jenny, Killara

"I would like to thank you all for the important effort that you are all putting in to look after apartment owners and tenants. It is so valuable and you are heroes. I would not have been able to deal with my duties as a strata chairman without your advice and assistance." 

Angela, Mascot

"The OCN is invaluable – many thanks."

Bill, Surry Hills

"OCN is proving invaluable"

Sue, Neutral Bay

"Thanks to all at OCN for your continuing efforts to keep us up to date with current strata information and advice...it has been very helpful to us"

Kate, Coogee

"When my wife & I first encountered a problematic Executive Committee I heard that OCN was a great help (from a Strata manager whom I knew) so we both joined and have gratefully used the on-line information sources. We continued to happily rely on OCN’s assistance when we progressed to Committee status & later as Chair & Secretary of our Committee. I still use OCN in my current role as Treasurer."

Peter, Chiswick

"Thanks to OCN for being such a rich resource of trustworthy information about strata matters."

Peter, Chiswick

"I wanted to extend my personal thanks for the very informative & interesting event today. The OCN team did an outstanding job in the organisation of this event & I enjoyed it thoroughly. The quality of speakers, the flow of conversation & interaction from the attendees - first class …& of course, the amazing Jimmy T - always a delight."

Sue, Epping

"OCN does a great job in providing a really valuable service to Strata owners."

Lois, Wollongong

"I am sure my appreciation of your good works is echoed by many in the Stratasphere. Keep up the good work."

John, Elizabeth Bay

"Once again, being able to discuss such things through this forum, helps clear the mind, puts things into perspective and helps one to understand their rights and to form a strategy if needs be. As a simple EC member trying to do what is in the best interests of lot owners, I truly value OCN and am grateful."

Pamela, Point Lookout

"The OCN is probably one of the best, most informed and most informative groups I have been involved with."

Alan, Maryville