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WA Seller’s Duties of Disclosure

Seller’s Duties of Disclosure under WA’s Strata Title Reforms

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
The amendments proposed to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) introduce new disclosure obligations for sellers of strata titles. This article looks at what information the sellers of strata lots need to give to buyers.
QLD Changing the Appearance of the Lot

QLD: Q&A Renovations, Altering Common Property & Changing the Appearance of the Lot

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Can a lot owner drill holes through common property verandahs to have a telephone installed in his unit on the top floor without permission from the body corporate?
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NSW Noisy Neighbour, Renovations and Construction Noise

NSW: Q&A Noisy Neighbour, Renovations and Construction Noise

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: We are trying very hard during our renovations not to be the noisy neighbour. So as not to upset other residents, when can we use power tools on weekdays, weekends and public holidays?
ACT Common Area Maintenance

ACT: Q&A Common Area Maintenance or Lot Owner Repair?

Jan Browne,
Whittles Strata Partners

Question: Who has ownership and therefore responsibility for repair of  garage doors in an apartment? Would this be common area maintenance or up to the lot owner to fix?
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QLD Transferring money between funds

QLD: Transferring money between funds (Standard Module)

Chris Irons,
Commissioner for BCCM

Questions regarding what the body corporate can do when there is not enough money allocated in a certain fund, in particular, the transferring of money between the administrative fund and the sinking fund are common in our Office.

NSW: Disability Discrimination And The Human Rights Commission

Bannermans Lawyers
Owners and occupiers can have very different ideas about what arrangements are appropriate for assisting those with special needs to access and use their lots and common property facilities, participate in scheme meetings and observe cultural traditions.
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NSW towed from common property

NSW: Can a parking offender’s car be towed from common property?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
QLD Air Conditioning Units on Balconies

QLD: Q&A We've Been Told to Install Cages Around Our Air Conditioning Units on Balconies

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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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. 

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

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Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

City of Parramatta: Reducing energy and water use in common areas Epping: 7 May, 6 - 8 pm

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

LRS: Strata Plan Interpretation Seminar Sydney: 14 May, 2 – 4:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 15 May, 9 am – 1:30 pm

City of Sydney: RBM Training program - Session 2 Barangaroo: 28 May, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Women In Strata: Charity Karaoke Night Sydney: 30 May, 6 – 10 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments Sydney: 4 Jun, 6 – 8 pm

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


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 2 May, 10 - 11 am

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

Upcoming Events


BCCM Webinar: Body corporate decision making 29 May, 2 pm

Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters! 

Western Australia

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

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

NABERS Information Morning Session Perth: 23 May, 9 - 10 am

NABERS Information Afternoon Session Perth: 23 May, 3 - 4 pm
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