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How to identify hidden defects in your next apartment

What is your greatest fear when you move into a new apartment building? According to a study from Griffith University’s Professor Christopher Guilding, for most people it is building defects. He identified problems like leaks, paint that chips prematurely and non-compliant imported products as key problems for home owners. “Roofs that don’t leak are a […]

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1.7km high, plans for the world’s tallest building set for Japan

At more than 5 times the height of Sydney Tower, this Japanese super tower will peer through the atmosphere at 1700 metres. Architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox and engineering firm Leslie E. Roberston Associates plan to build Sky Mile Tower in the newly planned mini-city called Next Tokyo. Sky Mile Tower will be the centrepiece […]

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What’s changed for NSW strata legislation?

In October 2015, major legislation was introduced, and subsequently passed in New South Wales parliament. It pertains to strata real estate, and was essentially a reworking of how the entire process works. It’s important new information for anyone looking at a unit or apartment developer, and can actually make the investment process much simpler. Let’s […]

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Australia, Unlock Property has arrived! 

Our very first blog post. How fitting that within days of launching Unlock Property, the Sydney Morning Herald runs a headline story about a consumer who was misled and cheated by a property developer after purchasing an off-the-plan apartment. Unlock Property has been designed to serve a very clear purpose; to help consumers in the Australian […]

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