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strata executive committee

NSW: What to do if the Executive Committee is not Acting Appropriately

David Bannerman and Sven Bjerkhamn,
Bannermans Lawyers

Owners corporations are required to have an executive committee. The executive committee is like a management board, and are appointed each year at the annual general meeting. The committee members vacate office at the end of the next annual general meeting, a new committee appointed and so on.
Many pe….
Strata Building Inspections

Professional Building Inspectors and Strata Manager Working Together

Chris Walsh,
Houspect WA

Strata managers are responsible for a great number of tasks, especially when they’re charged with running larger schemes. In addition to maintaining records and budgeting documents, a strata manager must also ensure the scheme is fully compliant with all governmental regulations, as well coordinating repairs and regular maintenance.
Because maintenance a….
body corporate manager

QLD: How To Find Who Manages The Body Corporate Records?

Lisa Rutland,

Its very common in body corporates that there is NO representative of the body corporate available onsite.
Which means, if you do need to speak to someone with the power to act on behalf of the scheme, finding out who that person is can turn into a drawn out treasure hunt.
Whomever manages the body corporate records is also the contact point for the body corporate, which in Queensland sche….Read more…..
nsw common property

Gazebo Penthouse – Exclusive Use By Law NSW

Michael Pobi,
Pobi Lawyers

The Owners – Strata Plan No. 73943 v Gazebo Penthouse Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 1536 (14 November 2014)
This case involved a dispute between an owner of a penthouse apartment and an owners corporation in relation to the construction of an exclusive use by-law. One of the issues was whether the exclusive use by-law which provided exclusive use and enjoyment of an elevator exclus….Read more…..
Construction company

The Construction Company as the Building Manager. Is this a conflict of Interest?

Nigel Wraight,
Thomas Wraight Pty Ltd

Should you engage the construction company which built your new apartment building to manage your apartment building?
A slightly controversial discussion:
The construction company which built the apartment building is often engaged for the on-going building management. Legally or morally there is nothing wrong with th….Read more…..
strata security cameras

NSW: Security Cameras – Who is Watching and Listening to you?

David Bannerman and Samantha Saw,
Bannermans Lawyers

Security cameras in strata schemes are becoming more common. What these cameras can legally record, who retains the footage and who has a right to view the footage are all important issues for owners corporations that already have, or are considering installing security cameras.
Security cameras and recordings (both audio and visual) can create complex issu….Read more…..
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