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NSW: Repeated Breaches - The Washings on the Balcony!

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: What action can the Strata Committee take to impose compliance for breaches? A lot owner is amplifying her non-compliance in response to being advised to cease her hanging of washing on the balcony practices.
QLD Caretaker Agreement Extensions

QLD: Caretaker Agreement Extensions and the Committee’s Options

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal 
Question: Our Caretaker’s Management Agreement expires soon but contains an option for the Caretaker to extend for another 5 years. What are our options?
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VIC: Q&A Strata building defect where builder refuses to carry out work
Stuart Mellington, Select OwnersCorp Management

Question: We have a number of strata building defect issues with the building and the builder now refuses to carry out any more work. We are communicating through his solicitor, but still, nothing gets done. Where do we go from here?

WA State Government Urged to Set Aside Special Cladding Assistance Package in 2019 State Budget

Strata Community Association WA
SCA WA has asked the State Government to stand behind flammable cladding affected apartment owners and make special assistance available in the next State Budget. 
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NSW Smokers in Strata

NSW: Last Gasp For Smokers in Strata

Bannermans Lawyers
Smoking is one of the major sources of disputes in strata schemes. Smoking can cause numerous problems for strata schemes, potentially undermining the amenity of the building, increasing common property repair and cleaning costs and causing fire hazards.
QLD adjudicators’ orders

QLD: Understanding adjudicators’ orders

Chris Irons, Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management
This article provides some insight into how past decisions are used by adjudicators to shape future decisions, and how they can help you understand how a dispute may be decided.

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Jordan Dinga, Abode Strata

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SCA (NSW): CPD Parramatta: 12 Mar, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SCA (NSW): CPD Kirribilli
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Our Energy Future: Saving energy in your apartment - Northern Beaches Council Warriewood: 19 Mar, 6:30 – 8 pm

SCA (NSW): Young Strata Network Darlinghurst: 22 Mar, 6:30 – 9 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 8 May, 9 am – 1:30 pm


NABERS: Energy & Water for Apartment Buildings Melbourne: 12 Mar

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NABERS: Energy & Water for Apartment Buildings Brisbane: 6 Mar

SCA (QLD): 2019 Conference - I ❤️Strata Gold Coast: 13 - 15 Mar

SCA (QLD): Committee Training Spring Hill: 29 Mar

Western Australia

SCA WA: SCA A100 Introduction to Strata For Strata Managers, Industry Profs & Lot Owners. Bentley: 1 - 3 Apr, 9 am - 3 pm

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