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QLD Hide Building Defects

QLD Q&A Alarm Bells: Doctoring BC Records to Hide Building Defects

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal and Dee Pannell, Sun City Legal
Question: Some members of our Body Corporate want to doctor records to hide issues they believe might affect the value of their properties. Can they do this? If not how can it be prevented?
NSW Bad Strata records

NSW: Think strata construction's bad? Strata records are worse!

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections
Question: Our minutes only include the decision taken, with no background. Are they leaving out information regarding strata defects and anything which may disadvantage the sales of units?
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SA: Q&A Strata Regulations About Fines for Breaking Parking Rules

Tony Johnson, Horner Management
Question: We’re trying to include an addition to our strata regulations concerning fines for breaking strata parking rules. Three of our eight unit owners refuse to vote so they can avoid being caught and fined.
NSW Rectify Building Defects

NSW: Building Defects – The Duty to Mitigate. When Do You Have to Give the Builder Access to Rectify?

Helen Amanatiadis, JS Mueller & Co
By failing to comply with the statutory duty to mitigate, the builder or developer can use the failure to do so as a defence to minimise the damages for which they are liable in any claim against them.
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QLD Proxy Votes

QLD Proxy Votes: Should you give your voting right to someone else?

Kelly Borell, Tower Body Corporate
Gathering proxy votes is common practice in body corporates. Unfortunately, sometimes proxies are used to pass motions that benefit particular lot owners and are not in the best interests of the scheme.
VIC New Apartment Design Standards

VIC: New Apartment Design Standards To Improve Neighbourhoods

Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio
New design standards for the outside of apartment buildings will ensure new developments are built to a high-quality, and improve the look and feel of local neighbourhoods.
Tower Body Corporate

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NSW Strata Committee Communications

NSW: Q&A Improving Strata Committee Communications

Rod Smith, The Strata Collective

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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

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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

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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