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NSW: Q&A Can I Download Notice of AGM and Proxy Voting Forms?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Are the following forms available for download – Notice of Annual General Meeting and Proxy Voting Forms?
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QLD EGM Attendance

QLD: Q&A EGM Attendance – ‘present by phone’ = ‘present personally’?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: At a recent EGM, only one voting member was present physically, with 2 committee members attending via phone. For EGM attendance, is being ‘present by phone’ the same as being ‘present personally’?

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ACT AGM Recording

ACT: Q&A AGM Recording. Chair insists on verifying the recording.

Christopher Kerin, Kerin Benson Lawyers
Question: If an AGM recording is made, does the Chair have the right to insist any proposed amendment to the Minutes must be verified by his listening to the recording as proof?
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SA Presiding Officer

SA: Q&A Is the Presiding Officer like a Chairperson?

Tony Johnson, Horner Management
Question: What role does the Presiding Officer play? What can and can’t they do and is this role the same as a chairman at strata corporation meetings?

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NSW Tree Maintenance

NSW: Q&A Can Common Property Tree Maintenance be Shifted to Lot Owners?

Andrew Terrell, Wellman Strata
Question: Can the Owners Corporation vote to have tree maintenance transferred to a lot owner? The large planter box is currently common property.

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WA Liability

WA: Q&A Liability and Improvements to Exclusive Use Areas

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
If an exclusive use lot holder performs improvements to exclusive use areas that do not meet required safety standards or building codes etc, is strata liable?

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QLD Quorum

QLD: What is a quorum?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
In strataland, a quorum is the minimum number of voters who must be present at any general meeting (be that the annual one or an extraordinary one) to have a valid meeting. Simply put, if you don’t have a quorum you don’t have a meeting.

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QLD Visitor parking

QLD: Q&A One Lot Owner Abuses Our Visitor Parking

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: One lot owner abuses our visitor parking by allowing their friends to park in the space all weekend or overnight. What right do we have to police this?

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WA Reforms

'Perth is evolving': WA on the precipice of strata title reform

David Allan-Petale, WA Today
Western Australia stands "on the precipice" of the most significant strata title reforms in 30 years, according to a peak industry body. The Urban Development Institute of Australia expects the state government's long-telegraphed reforms to strata title - individual ownership of part of a property - to go before parliament in the coming weeks.

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VIC: EcoWorld introduces Tesla car-sharing for Yarra One Development

Property Observer
As well as Tesla cars being available for residents to use, residents will also have the option to include a charging point within their designated car space, as a means of future proofing the building.

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NSW: Have Your Say on Short Term Letting

A message from Karen Stiles, OCN:

State Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, has launched a petition to have short term letting debated in NSW parliament.  He needs 10,000 signatures.  They must be original signatures so people need to print, sign, and mail/drop off to his office. 
We urge NSW LookUpStrata readers to sign, put up in their lobbies, and share with their committees and other lot owners.

Independent MP Alex GreenwichThere has been a strong supportive response to my petition calling for owners corporations the authority to control short term letting in their building, including to place limits beyond state controls or to ban the practice outright. If you support this approach, please sign and collect signatures. Print petition HERE.

QLD: Have Your Say on BUGTA

A message from Department of Justice and Attorney-General:

Before making any decisions about possible changes to the BUGT Act, the Queensland Government would like to hear your views about QUT’s recommendations.

You are invited to provide feedback on QUT’s recommendations to harmonise some provisions of the BUGT Act and the BCCM Act to provide bodies corporate operating under the BUGT Act with a more contemporary body corporate legislative framework.

Consultation closes on 24 August 2018.

Find out more HERE.

NSW: Report a scheme not complying with window safety device requirements

To report a strata scheme that is not complying with the window safety device requirements, send an email to [email protected] along with the following information:

  • your name and contact details
  • the address of the strata scheme
  • the managing strata agent's name and contact details (or Secretary's details, if there is no managing agent).

Quick NSW Q&A

We sometimes receive interesting questions into the site which aren't quite long enough to create a post. We thought we'd share some here. We recently received the following question:
Q: We are also having issues with the strata manager responding in what we believe to be a timely fashion (e.g. it took 6 weeks’ to respond to an email about a particular request). Is this normal?
Andrew Terrell, Wellman Strata replied: 
A: The strata managers response time is not reasonable and they should look to address their concerns with the strata managers superior (and if they are unhappy with their response, look to the market to see who else is out there).

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