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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Landlords in Victoria face new risks and obligations

CHU Underwriting Agencies
From July 2020, landlords in Victoria are set to face a raft of new tenancy laws as the state government increases tenant rights and puts more responsibility on property owners and restricts some practices of the past.
NSW Executive Committee

NSW: Q&A If Executive Committee isn’t Acting Appropriately

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services
Question:  Our Secretary was subject to a Motion of a By-Law breach and worked with the Strata Manager to re-order Motions, placing his own Motion (where he was accused of a By-Law breach) at the very end of the agenda.
Westside Fire Services
QLD Body Corporate Insurance Excess

QLD: Q&A Who Pays the Body Corporate Insurance Excess from a Leak?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: After my hot water system was repaired by a plumber, a connection blew and both my unit and the unit downstairs suffered water damage. Will I be liable for the Body Corporate insurance excess?
WA Emergency Planning

WA: Emergency Planning – Are You Prepared?

Greg McCulloch,
Westside Fire Services

On average there are 10 fires a year in multi-storey residential buildings in WA. You should be familiar with the evacuation procedures in your building and what to do in case of a fire.
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Strata Committee Meetings

How to Make Strata Committee Meetings Run Like Clockwork

Tracey Wyber,
Trackie Industries

A strong relationship is necessary to ensure both strata manager and committee members are willing to work together. When there’s a positive relationship, progress can happen.
NCAT Interim Orders

NSW: How to Apply for NCAT Interim Orders under Section 231 of SSMA 2015

Michael Pobi, Pobi Lawyers
In strata disputes, an interim order is a type of urgent order which may be requested by an applicant in NCAT to restrain certain actions by a party to the proceedings or to preserve the status quo pending the determination of the separate but related substantive application.
Hynes Legal

Last Edition's Star Articles

Building Defects Crisis

Building Defects: Why are they a crisis? And why is it important?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers
NSW Electronic Meetings

NSW: Q&A Can we hold Electronic Meetings and have Electronic Voting?

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal 

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NSW: George's River Council is Updating their Keeping of Animals Policy

If you live in the George's River Council, where you aware the council is currently updating their Keeping of Animals Policy? See Section 9. The Keeping of Dogs: "Units and Townhouses Allotments and allotments less than 400m2 a maximum of one dog with a maximum weight of 11kg". View the Draft Policy and have your say by 2 Aug here.

Positions Vacant

Location: South Melbourne, Victoria
Role/Position: Owners Corporation Managers & Assistants
Email: [email protected]
Link: More Information

Strata Plan also has a Senior Accounts Team Member and a Senior Facilities Team Member position available.
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Role/Position: Administration Assistant – full time following 3 mth probationary period 
Email: [email protected]

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Western Australia

SCA WA Conference

Upcoming Events


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


SCA QLD: Committee Training Spring Hill: 23 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

Sedgwick: Solutions to Combustible Cladding Seminar East Brisbane: 29 Aug, 5:30 - 8 pm

Strata In Skirts: Spring Soiree Charity Lunch Kangaroo Point: 18 Oct, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

The BCCM office: Body corporate seminars

New Zealand

SCA (NZ): Body Corporate Committee Training Parnell: 26 Aug, 5 - 8 pm

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Women In Strata: An Afternoon with Jamila Rizvi Syd: 16 Aug, 12 - 5 pm

City of Sydney: Detox your apartment - Chemical CleanOut Alexandria: 24 Aug, 9 am - 3:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Dubbo: 10 & 11 Sep, 9 am - 1:30 pm

ACRA & SCA (NSW): Breakfast Q&A Strata Focus Panel Discussion Lavender Bay: 18 Sep, 7:30 - 9 am

SCA (NSW): Strata Committee Training Chatswood: 25 & 26 Sep, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Western Australia

StrataVote: how technology can help you turn a challenge into an opportunity Perth: 8 Aug, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

SCA WA: Lot Owner Committee Training Bentley: 13 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: Lot Owner Committee Training Bentley: 13 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: Clean Slate/ Brave New World Bentley: 29 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

SCA A100 - Intro to Strata Subiaco: 2 - 4 Sep, 9 am - 3 pm

SCA WA: PD Strata Plans & issues they raise Bentley: 17 Oct, 2 - 5 pm

SCA WA: 2019 Convention & Awards Gala Burswood: 8 Nov, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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