What strata property information can I get access to without paying for a strata record search? – Richard, NSW

Q: I have just been elected as the treasurer of our strata plan. As our strata manager is reluctant to give out too much information, I’d like to know about the financial reports and other related matters I am entitled to… without having to do a strata record search which involves cost. What can I get access to for free?

A: You can check the annual reporting that is provided to all owners for the annual general meeting (AGM). As the treasurer, you can also request a monthly financial report from your strata manager which details what’s happening with the accounts for your property.