Austrata Finance

FAQs

Austrata Finance strata loans help strata schemes remedy building issues sooner and without depleting sinking funds or raising a large one-off levy. Listed below are answers to the key things you need to know about Austrata Finance loans. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, get in touch with us to discuss.

Funds can be used to pay for building repairs, including the replacement of flammable cladding, upgrades to your building, insurances, green initiatives and/or litigation.

Borrowing allows you to complete important works on your building now rather than wait for funds to be accumulated from each unit owner. You get to enjoy the benefits of the works being completed and avoid any potential legal liability from the property not being properly maintained.

A strata loan is generally used to pay for building works which improves the value of each unit and/or prevents the value of each unit deteriorating. A strata loan is an ongoing obligation of the Owners Corporation which the purchaser will take into consideration, balancing the characteristics of the unit and the amenities of the building against the value of ongoing levy repayments.

Each unit owner pays levies to your Owners Corporation from which the loan repayments are made. You are responsible for any levies owing up until the date you sell your unit, and generally if there are any outstanding levies then these will be deducted from the sale proceeds. The incoming purchaser then continues to pay levies to your Owners Corporation, along with all other unit owners, from which the ongoing loan repayments are made.

Yes the loan can be repaid at any time. Additional fees will only be charged if there is a fixed interest rate that needs to be broken.

No. Being on the committee or signing the loan documents does not create any additional obligations for you.

The minimum amount we will lend is $50,000, and the maximum amount is $10m or more.

The loan is unsecured, you do not need to offer any security.

A Loan Application Fee of $500 is applicable, refundable if we do not approve your loan. An establishment fee also applies to the Austrata Hybrid Loan®, the fee dependent on the amount borrowed. After that there are no more fees and charges, other than if a loan is repaid early during a fixed interest rate period, or if there is default on the loan.

Yes we lend to commercial strata schemes and part residential and part commercial strata schemes. Terms and conditions may vary for commercial strata schemes.

Yes. They are available for download here (for our Standard Loan) and here (for our Concise Loan)

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