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NSW Owners Corporation committee decisions

NSW: Q&A Can Owners Corporation committee decisions be reconsidered?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: When considering committee decisions, if a motion is defeated at an AGM (or EGM), how soon can the same or similar motion be proposed again? 
QLD dishwasher & strata title insurance

QLD: Q&A Is a plumbed in dishwasher covered under strata title insurance?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions 

Question: Could you please confirm that a plumbed-in dishwasher is excluded from strata title insurance under Strata regulation in QLD?
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WA Strata Manager ban sweeper

WA: Q&A Can our Strata Manager ban the use of our sweeper?
Jordan Dinga,
Abode Strata

Question: We’ve been using a resident’s sweeper for our large common area for years. Our strata manager will no longer allow the use of the sweeper. No real reason has been given. Is that right?
QLD Airbnb and Subletting

QLD: The Implications of Airbnb on Subletting and Community Title by-laws

Paul O’Dea, ClarkeKan Lawyers
The growing popularity of online platforms like Airbnb has raised some confusion surrounding the rights and obligations between tenants and landlords, and the powers of bodies corporate.
NSW Landlords responsible for Tenants’ Noise

NSW: NCAT says Landlords are not responsible for Tenants’ Noise

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
NCAT finds that it cannot make orders requiring a lot owner to ensure his or her tenants comply with the by-laws or order one lot owner to pay another owner compensation for a breach of the by-laws.
NSW Tree Disputes Between Neighbours

NSW: Leaf Me Alone: Tree Disputes Between Neighbours

Bannermans Lawyers
Trees can provide privacy and enhance amenity, but they can also annoy neighbours and damage their property. This often leads to disputes, generally involving a person wanting a tree removed or pruned and the neighbour on whose land it stands refusing to do so.

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Sun Shade

NSW: Q&A Can Installation of Sun Shades for Apartment Balconies be refused?

Rod Smith, The Strata Collective 

QLD: Q&A Who is responsible for the maintenance of fly screens?
Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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QLD: The first cladding stop is approaching 

An important reminder from Hynes Legal:

We don’t need to rehash what we have written previously about the state government’s cladding laws but you can read the article again if you want to.

The date for all buildings that are caught by the cladding regulations to effectively opt out of the regime (if that is the case) is 29 March.  If you don’t opt out, your building is going to stage two, with the consequential costs, even if it is not caught.

If you haven’t looked at the cladding issue, the time is nigh.

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Recent Comments

QLD: We have a owner family who use every visitor car space. They ignore any requests to move them, and simply add yet another car, should our body Corp send them form 10. The Gold Coast Council is not interested, nor are the Police. Our Body Corp office has tried everything to get them to just use the two spaces they own, but they are not interested. 
NSW: The bylaw ‘cannot limit a bedroom to occupy less than 2 adult per bedroom’. What does this mean? I thought the issue was overcrowding.

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Upcoming Events


2019 SCA Conference Auckland, New Zealand: 11 - 13 June

New South Wales

SCA (NSW): CPD Kirribilli: 14 Mar, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

OCN: Don't Get Burnt by Flammable Cladding! Sydney: 16 Mar, 10 am – 1:30 pm

Our Energy Future: Saving energy in your apartment - Northern Beaches Council Warriewood: 19 Mar, 6:30 – 8 pm

Waverley Council: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building Bondi Junction: 20 Mar, 7 – 8:30 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

Upcoming Events


SCA (QLD): Committee Training Spring Hill: 28 Mar, 2 - 5 pm

Strata In Skirts: Speed Networking
Fortitude Valley: 29 Mar, 8 pm


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 4 Apr, 10 - 11 am

Western Australia

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

SCA WA: PD - The Four Pillars of Property For Strata Managers, Industry Profs & Lot Owners. Burswood: 10 Apr, 8 - 10:30 am
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