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NSW Unreasonable Strata Communications

NSW: How to Deal With Unreasonable Strata Communications

Carlo Fini, JS Mueller & Co
Burdensome email communications plague many schemes and can escalate into a defamation case. Owners Corporations have the power to regulate communications to prevent this.
QLD Management Rights

QLD: Management Rights, Extensions and the Committee’s Decision

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Some members of our committee are hell-bent on removing our Building managers for personal issues that have not much to do with the management of the building.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Combustible Cladding Excess in Your Insurance Renewal

How to Avoiding Combustible Cladding Excess in Your Insurance Renewal

Sahil Bhasin, Roscon Group
Question: Even though we have a letter from a qualified expert claiming that the facade presents no risk, our strata insurance renewal quotes still reflect a combustible cladding excess.
WA: Q&A Should Lot Owner’s Overdue Strata Levies Be Kept Private?

WA: Q&A Should Lot Owner’s Overdue Strata Levies Be Kept Private?

Jordan Dinga,
Abode Strata

Question: A lot owner’s personal financial problems have lead to overdue strata levies. Everyone in the building knows of the problem. Is this a privacy issue?
NSW Tenants in Strata

NSW: Q&A Should Tenants be Informed of Changes to Strata ByLaws (such as parking rules)?

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

Question: Should tenants be advised of any changes that are made at committee meetings, especially if it is something like changes to the strata parking rules?
NSW Owners Defects Warranty

NSW: A Loophole To 4 Extra Years on An Owners Defects Warranty

Bannermans Lawyers
In a recent case, the distinction between the limitation periods for statutory warranties, and the limitation period for breach of contract, which is 6 years from the date of the cause of action, arises.
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NSW fire safety inspections

NSW: Q&A Can I be fined for not providing access for our fire safety inspections?

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
QLD Levy Increases

QLD: Q&A Levy Increases – As Lot Owners, Can We Refuse?

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 deadline extensions and important dates here.

NSW: Enter the SCA NSW Strata Community and Engagement Award **Last Chance**

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 TODAY. Calling for nominations from all of NSW. 

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Upcoming Events


2019 SCA Conference Auckland, NZ: 11 - 13 June

New South Wales

OCN Quarterly Briefing: Creating Effective Partnerships Between Committees, Building and Strata Managers Woolloomooloo: 1 Jun, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

City of Sydney: Recycle your unwanted electronic goods Alexandria: 8 Jun, 9 am – 3 pm

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

Central Coast Council: Strata Living for Older People - Free information session Tuggerah: 19 Jun, 10 am – 12 pm

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

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

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 4 Jul, 1 - 2 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 18 Jul, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Upcoming Events


Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters!  Strata in Skirts: EOFY Celebrations South Brisbane: 5 July, 5 - 8 pm


Nightingale 1 public tour Brunswick: 27 Jun, 10 - 11 am

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

Western Australia

SCA WA: EOFY Social Sundowner Subiaco: 28 Jun, 5 - 7 pm

SCA WA: Lot Owners - Tips for Maintaining your Complex Bentley: 25 Jun, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: Professional Development - Ongoing Challenges Bentley: 4 Jul, 2 - 5 pm
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