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NSW Insurance Commissions

NSW: Q&A Strata Manager Won’t Admit to Insurance Commissions

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Our Strata Manager flatly refuses to admit to receiving any type of insurance commission. If they are receiving a commission, what do they need to report to comply with the new legislation?

QLD: Q&A Can We Have Front Door Mat in the Foyer?

Peter Hunt,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: What are the regulations regarding front doormats in the hallway / foyer outside of our door? We have been told nothing is allowed in the hallway.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
WA Universal Keys / Remotes

WA: Q&A Who Should Have Access to Universal Keys / Remotes?

Jordan Dinga, Abode Strata
Question: Coming home to find my garage wide open, I discover one of the lot owners has a universal remote. How can one lot owner have control over the security of other lots?
NSW Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

NSW: Q&A Is Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 for Residential Only?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Is the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 only for residential schemes or do all Parts of the Act apply to all types of strata schemes?
NSW Master Renovations By-law

NSW: 5 Most Useful By-laws: 2. Master Renovations By-law

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

The second Most Useful By-law is the Master Renovations By-law. What Renovations Does it Cover? What are the rules before, during and after renovating?
National Construction Code

Australia has a new National Construction Code, but it’s still not good enough

Dr Timothy O’Leary,
University of Melbourne

What have reforms to the old Building Code of Australia (BCA), now the NCC, delivered? Is the new code good enough?
Hynes Legal

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Cost Recovery ByLaw

NSW: 5 Most Useful By-laws: 1. The Cost Recovery ByLaw

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
NSW Overdue strata fees

NSW: Q&A Overdue strata fees – Is there a standard interest charge?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata 

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SCA Award

NSW: Enter the SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award

The City of Sydney is a proud sponsor of SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award which recognises strata schemes that are working to reduce their impact on the environment. Entries are now open and close on 31 May. Calling for nominations from all of NSW. 

North QLD: Register for the Strata Title Inspection Program

Registration is Now Open! The North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program is a three year project that is the development and carrying out of an inspection and assessment program for Body Corporate properties in North Queensland.

VIC: Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendment Bill

The release of the exposure draft provides a final opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the proposed reforms before the Bill is finalised for introduction into Parliament. Submissions close 10 May, 2019

Breaking News

Owning a house is the Australian dream, but I miss my apartment

Can you really live with an EV in an apartment setting?

‘The very best of pretty much everything’: Why I’d choose an apartment over a house any day

NSW: Design defects – builders and developers may be liable

VIC: Full review of VIC Strata Laws

New Melbourne skyscraper shows structural issues

WA: Apartments to come with noise warning for ‘whingers’

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities Sydney: 30 Apr, 6 – 8 pm

City of Sydney: Residential Building Manager Training program - Session 1 Barangaroo: 1 May, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

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

FMA: Resi Strata Info Network Session - Fire Sydney: 3 Jul


Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters! Townsville: 8 May, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters! Cairns: 9 May, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events


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


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 18 Apr, 10 - 11 am

FMA: Resi Strata Info Network Session - Fire Melbourne: 4 Jul

Western Australia

SCA WA: Strata Management Practice Standard (SPS) - Workshop Two Subiaco East: 24 Apr, 8:30 am - 12 pm

SCA WA: PD - Defects: Asking the right questions at the right time All SCA Members Welcome! Bentley: 9 May, 8 - 10:30 am

SCA WA: Owner Workshop - Open Panel Session Wembley: 16 May, 2 - 5 pm
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