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WA False Fire Alarms

WA: False Fire Alarms – Top Tips to Avoid a Financial Penalty

Greg McCulloch,
Westside Fire Services

The aim of a false fire alarm fee is to encourage owners and occupants to take appropriate steps to avoid false fire alarm activations occurring. Read our top tips to avoid being hit with fees.

Q&A Strata Insurance cover for items in storage cages

Lia de Sousa,
Whitbread Insurance Brokers
Question: For lot owners to rent spare storage cages in our apartment building, our Strata Manager insists they take out full insurance. Is this insurance necessary?
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QLD Who Maintains My Balcony?

QLD: Q&A Who Maintains What on my Apartment Balcony?

Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: What part of each balcony is common property and required to be maintained by the body corporate? Is it merely the exterior of the glass surrounds or does it extend to the tiled floor and doors leading out to the balcony?
SA Strata Parking Rules

SA: Q&A Be Proactive About Informing Residents of the Strata Parking Rules

Tony Johnson,
Horner Management

Question: What is the best way to keep everyone informed of our parking rules? Is there a template in SA for notifying new residents about lot owner and visitor car parking allocations?
Property Audit & Assurance
QLD Rights of access

QLD: Rights of Access to Lots

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
This is an appeal decision about whether a body corporate acted reasonably in accessing a lot – and before you think this is just a body corporate issue there is a bit in this one for management rights operators about working with heights and the related WHS issues…
NSW “Off the Plan” Purchase Regrets

NSW: “Off the Plan” Purchase Regrets + Top 5 Potential Solutions

David Bannerman,
Bannermans Lawyers

Sale of strata apartments “off the plan” are common. In the current market, purchasers may be regretting the purchase and looking for a way out of the contract.
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Water Damage Insurance Claims

Water Damage Insurance Claims and Excesses in Strata Properties

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions
Apartment Building Safety

Buck-passing on Apartment Building Safety Leaves Residents at Risk

Geoff Hanmer,
RMIT University

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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

New South Wales


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

Queensland


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

Victoria


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: 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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