Hi, I have a hypothetical commercial property. It's ground floor, 100sqm, nothing special. The strata levies are $14,000pa, compared to the strata levies of the residential apartments which are $3,000pa. The owner of this commercial property has no additional voting right and has suggested at the last strata meeting that a consultant be engaged to investigate the high costs as nothing can be found in the original contract or any previous strata minutes. This however was voted against as the consultant costs were in excess of $15,000. Is it normal for the levies of a commercial property to be so much higher than the resi above? The developer had to gift this property to the original owner for the right to develop on the land and I feel that the high rates are to offset the cost borne by the developer having to gift the property. Any ideas? Do you think its worth the current owner investigating the possibility of having the strata levies reduced?