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Happy with Strata Manager?

Are you happy with your Strata Manager? [POLL]

The LookUpStrata Team
Thank you to all who contributed to our quick poll in Strata News #214 last week. We received some very interesting results about how happy you are with your Strata Manager - if you have one.
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Strata Vault
NSW Proxy Votes

NSW: Q&A Proxy Vote Requirements for Annual General Meeting

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: At our recent AGM, a husband and wife owner of one of the units EACH took a proxy giving them 2 proxy votes for their 1 lot. Is this allowed or is it a maximum of 1 proxy per lot?
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QLD Tenants in Visitor Spaces

QLD: Q&A Tenants in Visitor Spaces - Should I approach them and let them know the rules?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: As part of my Secretary duties can I approach the tenants who are illegally using the visitor parking in our apartments and advise them of the rules?

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WA Strata Reforms

WA: The impact of imminent reforms to WA strata legislation

Strata Community Association WA
Time has come for property owners and strata management professionals to start preparing for the extensive changes that the reforms to WA strata legislation will deliver.  SCA WA has already started gearing up to deliver a comprehensive education program for property owners and strata management professionals. 

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NSW Common Area Tap

NSW: Q&A Strata Obliged to Supply a Common Area Water Tap?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: In NSW is there is an obligation for the strata to provide a common area water tap / garden tap for use of residents for garden watering and car washing?

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SA Gas Connection For Apartments

SA: Q&A Steps to organising gas connection for apartments

Tony Johnson, Horner Management
Question: How I go about organising a gas connection for apartments? Does my Strata Corporation have to give permission? If one owner is against gas installation, does that mean I cannot have the gas installed?
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NSW: Challenging Unfair By-Laws - Recent Cases Give Some Guidance

Bannermans Lawyers
The commencement of the new Act changed the rules concerning strata by-laws. In particular, a by-law must not be “harsh, unconscionable or oppressive” and NCAT has the power to make orders invalidating such a by-law on application by “a person entitled to vote on a motion making a by-law”.
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NSW Blinds and Sun Shades Approval

NSW: Q&A Can Installation of Blinds or Sun Shades be refused?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: My apartment is west facing and the balcony and bedrooms are almost unliveable in Summer. My Strata Committee has declined my request to approve outside awnings without giving reasons. What redress do I have please?

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QLD Strata Sale

QLD: Q&A Changing Torrens Title to Strata Title, or back the other way!

Answer provided by Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
george Question: Is it necessary for the Vendor to supply a new Statement of Disclosure at a cost of $145 for about 10 pages upon selling a unit?
NSW Smoking in strata buildings

NSW: What are the rules around smoking in strata buildings?

Article by Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Diane: I relate fully to the situation of occupiers trying to enjoy their homes when smoke drift penetrates from units nearby. This situation is hazardous to health and an infringement on quiet enjoyment of our homes.

In our units we have new tenants who smoke as do their visitors. This creates havoc for neighbours, who have no choice but to close doors and windows and remain indoors or leave the premises to avoid smoke. Strata units need a ban on all smoking, for the sake of the health and enjoyment of all residents.


News of the Week

QLD Glass Warning

QLD: Urgent Glass Warning for buildings in the SEQ region

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Deadly batches of glass are in South-East homes right now, and could be putting your life at risk. 

NSW: Proposed amendments for short-term rental accommodation

Exhibition of proposed amendments for short-term rental accommodation

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is calling for feedback on proposed amendments to planning rules in order to provide for short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in NSW. 

Following growth in STRA, the NSW Government investigated policy options to regulate the industry in NSW in consultation with communities, councils and industry. As a result of these investigations, the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation announced a whole-of-government framework which includes: 
  • state-wide planning rules 
  • an industry-wide mandatory Code of Conduct 
  • changes to strata legislation
An Explanation of Intended Effect has been prepared outlining the proposed amendments to planning rules and is on exhibition until 16 November 2018.

To make a submission, please visit the website.

QLD: Renting Reform

Help to open doors to renting reform in Queensland by sharing your experiences as a tenant, property owner or property manager.

How do you feel about renting and how well the system is working?

Complete the survey and help shape the future of renting in Queensland.

This survey closes at 5PM AEST on Friday 30 November 2018.

To complete the survey, please visit the website.

WA: Have Your Say on Entertainment Noise in the Northbridge Area

WA Government is seeking input from the WA public about proposed reforms designed to preserve Northbridge’s vibrancy

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation have prepared a joint discussion paper, Planning for Entertainment Noise in the Northbridge Area: Public Consultation Paper. This paper outlines proposed reforms that address the issue of entertainment noise impacts in the Northbridge mixed use entertainment precinct.

The reforms aim to achieve an effective balance between protecting the economic viability of entertainment activities and minimising the impact of entertainment noise from venues on existing and future noise sensitive development.
The Online Survey is open until 26 Nov.
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Upgrading the common property to cater for disability

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