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NAT: Deakin Report Analyses Growing Number of Apartment Building Defects

Deakin University
A new Deakin University report examining the rising number of defects in apartment buildings identifies the types of defects and how they impacted on the building and its occupants.
Apartment Building Safety Leaves Residents at Risk

Buck-passing on Apartment Building Safety Leaves Residents at Risk

Geoff Hanmer, RMIT University
Hundreds of residents in a Sydney apartment complex, the 122-unit Mascot Towers, were evacuated last Sunday when cracks began to appear due to a serious structural failure. And it isn’t clear when the residents can return.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
VIC Avoiding Combustible Cladding Excess

VIC: Q&A How to Avoiding Combustible Cladding Excess in Your Insurance Renewal

Lia de Sousa, Whitbread Insurance Brokers + 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.
Water Damage Insurance Claims and Excesses

Water Damage Insurance Claims and Excesses in Strata Properties

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Question: After a water damage insurance claim, do I have a claim on the owners corporation for the excess on my home contents policy given the fact that I sustained the loss (property damage) through common property failure?
End To End Building Maintenance
QLD Approving Improvements

QLD: Approving Improvements – Part 2 Owners

Peter James,
Archers the Strata Professionals

Once you have confirmed you have a request for improvement to the common property, there are a few steps that must be met when seeking approval.
WA Apartment Buyers

WA: Location, Location, Location is the National Recipe for Apartment Buyers

Samantha Reece,
Australian Apartment Advocacy

When it came to what motivates purchasers and what residents like about their apartment, how do things like location, security and parking?
Hynes Legal

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Fined for moving bins

NSW: Q&A Fined by the OC for moving bins that were blocking my parking space!

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
NSW Embedded Network

NSW: Stuck With An Embedded Network? Looking For A Way Out?

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NSW: City of Sydney Grants Open

Would a grant help you get your local project up and running? The City of Sydney’s community, environmental, cultural and business grants are open from 19 June - 22 July 2019. Grants support projects that involve genuine community participation and help residents, workers and visitors in the City of Sydney area. Find Out More...

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 stays 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 contact Samantha on P: 0452 067 117 or E: [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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


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

Upcoming Events


Rise: 2019 Griffith University Strata Title Conference Gold Coast: 4 -6 Sep


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

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

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

SCA WA: Strata Management Practice Standard - Workshop One Subiaco: 24 Jul, 8:30 am - 12 pm
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