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VIC Cat in our Apartment

VIC: Q&A Let’s Just Not Tell Them About the Cat

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria

Question: We’ve just moved into our new apartment with our cat and find we have to apply for a pet. What are the risks if we don’t tell them we have a cat? Can they refuse permission for a pet?
NSW Indemnity in Perpetuity

NSW: Q&A Indemnity in Perpetuity – Installation of an Air Conditioning Unit

Jamie Welbourne,
SMS Strata Management

Question: When a lot owner is installing an air conditioning unit, can the Owners Corporation request indemnity against any damage caused to the building IN PERPETUITY?
Property Audit & Assurance
QLD The golden rules of bylaw enforcement

QLD: The golden rules of bylaw enforcement + Q&As

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: When a committee has been to conciliation over breach of bylaws and still allows the breach to occur, what steps can residents take to ensure ByLaws are enforced?
NSW Strata Dispute Resolution

NSW Strata Dispute Resolution: Lot Owner Won’t Pay NCAT Order

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: A lot owner refuses to pay an order for costs as a result of a recent strata dispute resolution at NCAT. How do we enforce the order and recover the amount?
Express Glass
QLD Defamatory to call someone unfinancial?

QLD: Is it defamatory to call someone unfinancial?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
It must be the season for ‘interesting’ defamation proceedings. This one will be of special interest to the strata managers (and perhaps chairpersons) out there who have to declare people unfinancial at general meetings.
NSW Owners Get to Keep Balcony

NSW: Owners Get to Keep Balcony

 Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

Who is responsible for fixing a balcony on common property that has fallen into disrepair but was constructed without the approval of the owner’s corporation? The answer may surprise you.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers

Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Body Corporate Committee Meeting Minutes

QLD: Q&A Accuracy of Body Corporate Committee Meeting Minutes

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
NSW Where are my levies going?

NSW: Where’s my money honey (Or where are my levies going)?

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

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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.

WA: Short Stay Problems?

Short stay problems? Are you having problems with short stay in your building? Samantha Reece, Director of WA Apartment Advocacy is doing some research on short term lets in Strata. If you can help, please call Samantha on 0452 067 117!

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

SCA NSW: Strata Committee Training Syd: 3 & 4 Jul, 9 am – 1:30 pm

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

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

Western Australia

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

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

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

Upcoming Events


2019 SCA Conference Auckland, NZ: 11 - 13 June


Smart Strata: Community Education Seminar - Insurance Readiness Program & Strata Mythbusters!  ACRA: Body Corporates Dealing with Concrete Repair Broadbeach: 27 June, 5:45 - 8:30 pm

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
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