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NSW Strata Manager Misappropriating Funds

NSW: Q&A Suspect our Strata Manager of Misappropriating Funds

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: We’re concerned our Strata Management Company is experiencing operating problems. Are there safeguards in place to ensure the Strata Manager is not using our fees to prop up a failing business?
QLD Maintenance Apartment Balcony

QLD: Q&A Who is Responsible for Maintenance of My Apartment Balcony?

Hayley Gath, Mathews Hunt Legal
Question: A quote from a glass cleaning company was only for the outside of the glass on our balconies. Isn’t the Body Corporate responsible for maintenance of the balustrade, including both sides of the glass on the balcony?
Property Audit & Assurance

WA: Strata Construction Defects – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Very Wrong!

David Clark, Houspect WA
Every construction in WA will have some residual construction defects that need to be addressed. If properties were constructed 100% of the time with a zero-defect rate, the time and cost to construct would be prohibitive.
Car Park Entrance Lighting

Q&A Car Park Entrance Lighting in Strata Buildings

Tracey Wyber,
Trackie Industries

Question: Are there any rules about the lighting of driveways or entrance lighting in strata buildings? Does the lighting have to stay on all night?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
NSW’s strata renewal decision - valuations

NSW’s first strata renewal decision unpacked – legal issues raised valuations

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers
For OCs, lot owners, strata lawyers, potential purchasers /developers and valuers looking for guidance in terms of valuations from this decision, some guidance can be taken.
NSW Switching from Self-Managed Strata Scheme

NSW: Switching from Being a Self-Managed Strata Scheme

Michael Ferrier,
Eyeon Property Inspections

Sue owns an apartment in a complex where owners have recently switched from being self-managed to a professional strata management company. She shares some of her insights.
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NSW: NCAT Changes Procedure For Strata Applications

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co
WA Strata Manager’s Duties under Reforms

WA: Strata Manager’s Duties under the Strata Title Act Amendments

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal

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NSW: Short-term-rental Accommodation Reforms

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Department of Customer Service are seeking feedback on the draft instruments and Regulations that will introduce the state-wide planning framework and mandatory Code of Conduct for short-term-rental accommodation (STRA). The proposed changes are outlined in a Discussion Paper, which also seeks feedback about introducing a new industry-led STRA property register.  Public feedback is invited up to 11 September 2019.

VIC: Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods 

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed external amenity standards for apartment developments. Submissions welcome until 27 Sept 2019.

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New South Wales

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

Strata Community Insurance 2019 Spring Forum: Building Defects “A Common Phenomena” Sydney: 18 Sep, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

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

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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: Working through Change Bentley: 26 Sep, 8 - 9:30 am

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

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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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