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Latest Articles

WA: New Strata Reforms Make Solar For Strata Easy and Safe

Tristan Cockman, Justice Legal and Chiara Pacifici, CP Collaborative
If 50% of Lot owners decide to adopt solar generation capabilities in their strata building or allow an individual Lot to do so, new strata law will now make it easier, and safe.
NSW Bylaw Size Limit for Dogs

NSW: Q&A Can A Strata Bylaw Set a Size Limit for Dogs?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata  
Question: My Owners Corporation has a bylaw setting a size limit for dogs in our building. Is this reasonable? How can I know how big my puppy will get?

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QLD Body Corporate Tow a Car

QLD: Can a Body Corporate Tow a Car, especially after the recent tow truck legislation changes?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Do the recent tow truck legislation changes alter whether the body corporate can tow a car from visitor and other strata car parking areas?
NSW False Accusation of Privacy Breach

NSW: Q&A Handling a False Accusation of Privacy Breach

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
Question: Our sensor has been mistaken for a camera and the Owners Corporation has falsely accused us of filming neighbours. We have found this very upsetting. What is the best way to resolve this issue?
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NSW Approving Agreements At General Meetings

NSW: Approving Agreements At General Meetings: How Much Information Needs To Be Given To The Owners?

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
An owners corporation will often approve an agreement at a general meeting. In certain circumstances, does the agreement still need to be included in the meeting notice or can it be tabled at the meeting?
NSW Rock Anchor Neighbours

NSW: What’s A Rock Anchor Between Neighbours Worth?

Bannermans Lawyers
A rock anchor is an anchor inserted below the ground and used to stabilise earth, sand or rock adjacent to excavation work, and which may be safely de-stressed or removed upon completion of the works.
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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.

If An Apartment Is Flammable Who Should Fix It?

Cladding Specialist, Mr Sahil Bhasin of Roscon, discusses how owners are left to foot the rectification bill on The Project, Channel 10.

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Recent Comments

WA: Should Counsel of Owners notify other owners when they are having a meeting so the others can put forward items to be discussed?
NSW: Interesting precedent. What sort of recourse then do the OCs have in order to enforce by-laws compliance on tenants, if not the NCAT?
WA: ..the unit below me has tenants that smoke on their balcony. Judiciously living with closed windows and doors and no fresh air is not good for me or the unit. I am predisposed to asthma (triggered by cigarette smoke) and have now notified the strata again, and this time will be going to my doctor who will give me written documentation which I will deliver to the strata....

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Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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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