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NSW Purchasing Strata

Do NSW buyers have a right to up-to-date information when purchasing strata?

Paula Byrnes,
Strata Gophers

When purchasing strata, buyers are often left in a state of panic when they get their strata report and find there’s missing or incomplete information.
QLD I’m Only Visiting…Every Night

QLD: Q&A I Don’t Live Here. I’m Only Visiting…Every Night

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal
Question: I’m staying with my brother for a few months and using visitor parking. Body corporate has served me a letter saying don’t park there but I’m wondering why I’m not a visitor.
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NSW Car Park Ventilation

NSW: Q&A Storage Cages Blocking Car Park Ventilation

Tracey Wyber, Trackie Industries and Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
Question: A lot owner’s storage cages partially block the car park exhaust vents, effectively changing the designed of the car park ventilation. Can the Owners Corporation insist this is removed?
WA Tenants with Barking Dogs

WA: Q&A Living Next Door to Tenants with Barking Dogs

Gary Phillips,

Question: Our building has recent acquired tenants with barking dogs, 3 little dogs in fact. One of the dogs barks a lot, especially when the tenants aren’t home. Can I do something to stop this noise?
Westside Fire Services
ACT Wrong Parking Space and Storage Cage

ACT: Q&A Allocated the Wrong Parking Space and Storage Cage – For 11 yrs!

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: I've found out the car park and storage cage I bought and have been using for the past 11 years are not really mine. The new areas are smaller and hard to access. What recourse do I have?
Queensland Government to ban combustible cladding

Queensland Government to ban combustible cladding

The Honourable Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
Combustible cladding is set to be completely banned on all new Queensland buildings following industry support for proposed new regulations.
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NSW Solve Resident Parking Problems

NSW: Best Way to Solve Resident Parking Problems in Your Apartment Building

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services
QLD spending limits

QLD: Body corporate spending limits – What are they and when do they apply?

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

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NSW: Building Stronger Foundations

NSW Fair Trading is seeking feedback on the discussion paper, Building Stronger Foundations. Comments received will used to shape the design and scope of the reforms to the building and construction sector. Have your say by 24 July.

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 until 22 July. 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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