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NSW Minor Renovations Unreasonable Refusal

NSW: Minor Renovations (eg Air Conditioner Installation) & Unreasonable Refusal

Samantha Saw, Speirs Ryan
In a recently reported decision, NCAT confirmed what is required to meet the standard of a ‘minor renovation’ under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and what is unreasonable refusal of consent by an owners corporation.
WA Insurance Terms

WA Insurance Terms with the Upcoming Strata Reforms

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Strata Titles Amendment Act 2018 (STAA 2018) has changed many terms and this includes the sections relating to insurance. We highlight some of the new terminology to expect and provide a comparison to the current Act.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
QLD Refusing Members from Holding Positions on the Committee

QLD: Q&A Refusing Members from Holding Positions on the Committee

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Some members of the committee do not respond to requests or emails. Can we refuse members from holding committee positions in future based on lack of activity?
NSW Exclusive use common property

NSW: Q&A Exclusive use common property. How do we set this up?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: I’m looking into having a parcel of land divided between me and my next door neighbour as exclusive use common property. What is usually included in such an agreement?
Hynes Legal
QLD Who Pays the Body Corporate Insurance Excess from a Leak

QLD: Q&A Who Pays the Body Corporate Insurance Excess from a Leak?

Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: I’ve had a pipe leak in the bathroom leaving extensive damage that was covered by Body Corporate insurance. Who pays the water damage excess?

NSW: My Unit Has Been Leaking for Years And The Owners Corporation Is Doing Nothing – What Can I Do?

Bannermans Lawyers
If the owners corporation does not have the funds to carry out repairs, it must raise levies so that it will have enough money to carry out the repairs and then it must undertake the repairs.

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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
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

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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

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

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

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

SCA NSW: Strata Owners Day Syd: 22 Jun, 9 am – 4 pm

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


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

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

Upcoming Events


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

Western Australia

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

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

SCA WA: EOFY Social Sundowner Subiaco: 28 Jun, 5 - 4 pm


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 30 May, 10 - 11 am

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