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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

QLD Body Corporate CCTV Footage

QLD: Q&A Can a Lot Owner Access Body Corporate CCTV Footage?

Peter Hunt, Mathews Hunt Legal
Question: Is the body corporate obliged to allow the lot owner to view CCTV footage and, if yes, should a member of the body corporate committee supervise the viewing?
NSW Major Building Defect

NSW: Q&A Obtaining Information About a Major Building Defect

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal
Question: Our building has a major defect. Most lot owners aren’t aware. The committee is not following recommendations to make the building safe. What should we do?
Express Glass
VIC Forced sale and 75% rule

VIC: Q&A Forced sale and the 75% rule

Alex Smale, The Knight
Question: Most of lot owners in my building want to sell.  Three lot owners chose not to respond to correspondence or were simply not interested in selling. Is there any legal mechanism such as forced sale we can use against the three owners?
Public Consultation Begins for WA’s Strata Reforms

Public Consultation Begins for WA’s Strata Reforms

Lands Minister, The Hon Ben Wyatt
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt has announced public consultation will open in September on the changes to Western Australia’s strata framework and this will include community information sessions for those interested in the reforms.
NAT Right Maintenance Provider

NAT: How To Choose the Right Maintenance Provider for Your Strata Block

Lara Blanco, Clean Focus
Depending on building size and facilities provided, there are a couple of options when it comes to choosing a maintenance provider, and here are our tips for selecting a good one.

QLD: The Latest Management Rights Termination Battle

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

'We need to rid ourselves of this blood-sucking dysfunctional and truly unfair caretaker’s contract. It’s bleeding us absolutely dry!’
Bells Access Control Services

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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
NSW Bad Strata records

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

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections

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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


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

Upcoming Events


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

Western Australia

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

Landgate Reform Community Information Sessions

Making Strata Better: Strata Overview
Strata in Focus: 17 Sep Government & Industry Q&A: 13 Sep

New Zealand

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