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Smoking in apartments

Smoking in Apartments: Smoking should be banned from balconies in apartment buildings

We have been conducting polls in our fortnightly newsletters. Last newsletter (Newsletter #55) our poll dealt with the controversial matter of whether smokers should be allowed to smoke on their own balconies in apartment buildings.
Not a shock, if you take into account how passionate most people are about this issue, we had a great response from our subscriber….Read more…..
reserve fund levy

Are your Reserve Fund levies set to low?

Peter Greenham,
Independent Inspections

When you are purchasing a unit you need to make sure of all the costs before you buy. Some Strata Managers have been setting Reserve Fund levies at 10 percent of the administration budget. This provides a false sense of security that building maintenance costs are adequately covered over the longer term of the effective life of the items in the strata scheme.
The reserve fund, or si….
apartment letter boxes

NSW: Common Property Letterboxes, CCTV Cameras and Letterbox Theft

Michael Pobi,
Pobi Lawyers

The theft of mail from apartment buildings is on the rise given that they are an attractive target for thieves. Some of the reasons an apartment building’s letterboxes are targeted include: (a) there are many letterboxes available in the one location; (b) given the majority of letterboxes are located near a public footpath, these letterboxes are easily accessible from the stre……..Read more…..
bank lending

QLD: Did you hear the rumours about bank lending on management rights?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Death, taxes and change. The only constants in life.
The management rights industry does not get affected all that often by Court decisions (the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCM Act) and its interpretation being relatively stable), but a recent decision from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has c….Read more…..
dispute resolution

What is Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation and what are the benefits of each process?

Pierrette Khoury,
Turnbull Bowles Lawyers

Negotiation involves a process whereby the parties can either meet face to face on an informal basis or exchange settlement offers to try and resolve a dispute. The parties involved will directly communicate with one another to try and reach an agreement. Negotiation can be conducted with or withou….Read more…..
Infinity cable

Electrical “Time Bomb” Needs Urgent Government Action

Kim Henshaw,
Strata Community Australia

Electric cabling recall falls on deaf ears – action needed now to protect lives and properties.
Another construction material is causing serious concern for property stakeholders off the back of the aluminium cladding issue.
A recall issued last year regarding Infinity Cable Co’s imported electrical cabling, has reportedly received a dan….Read more…..
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