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When you’re buying a strata title property in WA, know what you are buying into

Daniel Eigenmann, Capita Finance + Shane White, Strata Title Consult
A video discussion about the things you need to know when buying a strata title property. What questions should you ask? What are strata levies? What do you need to know about the bylaws?
Completing a Proxy Form

Follow our 5 Practical Tips for Completing a Proxy Form

Sophia Jiang,
Omega Legal

It is often easier said than done when it comes to securing the support from owners to vote on any strata matter.
If you are obtaining a proxy for the first time or just need a refresher, see our tips on how to complete a proxy form.
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NSW Garage Used Exclusively for Storage

NSW: Q&A Can an Apartment Garage be Used Exclusively for Storage?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: A Lot Owner uses their garage for storage and parks their car on the street. The garage is below my apartment and they are constantly removing items and opening and closing the door. 
QLD stop my neighbour from having a dog

QLD: Q&A I’ve got allergies. Can I stop my neighbour from having a dog?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Our neighbour is getting a small, furry dog. I’ve informed our body corporate of my asthma and allergy to dogs. Can I stop the neighbour from having a dog?
Property Audit & Assurance
QLD extend Safer Buildings Program deadline

QLD: Palaszczuk Government to extend Safer Buildings Program deadlines to assist property owners

The Honourable Mick de Brenni
The Palaszczuk Government will provide an extension to the compliance period of its Safer Buildings Program to give property owners and bodies corporate more time to meet deadlines.
NSW Strata Building Bond Scheme Portal

NSW: Changes to the Strata Building Bond Scheme Portal

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

NSW Fair Trading has now provided an additional specialist resource to assist with the implementation of the Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme (SBBIS).
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Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW fire safety inspections

NSW: Q&A Our fire safety inspections has resulted in a fire order

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan

QLD: Q&A Body Corporate Removing Strata Information From Noticeboard

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 2

Identified building owners have until the 31 July to ensure that they have completed part 2 of the three-part Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. For more information on obtaining quotes for the audit, see this recent ⚠️alert: QBCC warns owners to obtain competitive quotes for Safer Buildings Audit and more about the Safer Buildings Audit, including deadlines and important dates here.

NSW: Enter the SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award

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

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Levies: A planning essential for strata Sydney: 18 Jun, 6 – 8 pm

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

Western Australia

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

Upcoming Events


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


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

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


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 16 May, 10 - 11 am

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