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NSW Strata Manager disclosure

NSW: Commissions and Training Services | What does my Strata Manager have to disclose?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

If strata managing agents don't disclose, the OC can apply to Tribunal for an order that any commissions are to be paid to the owners corporation.
QLD Building Faults

QLD: Q&A Who Do We Pursue for Building Faults in our Strata Scheme?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: The exhaust for the fire pump diesel engine is directed into the basement car park and fills the car park with fumes and smoke when tested once a month. Who do we chase to have the work rectified?
NSW Owners Corporation Meetings

NSW: Q&A Owners Corporation Meetings – Correspondence, Times and Frequency

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: Is our strata committee, consisting of 38 lots, required to post an agenda for ordinary general committee meetings to the notice board of the owners corporation?
VIC Declaring Building Manager’s Rent Tax Return

VIC: Q&A Declaring Building Manager’s Rent on My Tax Return?

Dan Slattery, www.stratalawservices.com.au
Question: Our building has a residential Building Manager who pays a small amount of rent on his apartment. Does a portion of his rent need to be declared on my tax return?
Express Glass
Disputes Involving Residents Outside NSW

Disputes Involving Residents Outside NSW: Does NCAT Have Jurisdiction

Bannermans Lawyers
A recent High Court case has cast doubt on the scope of jurisdiction of NCAT and other tribunals to hear disputes between residents of different states. This is potentially a significant problem for strata schemes, especially those near a border.
QLD Renovating Your Apartment

QLD: What are the Body Corporate Requirements When Renovating Your Apartment

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

Even though you own the Unit, there are processes you need to follow to ensure you don’t compromise the structural integrity, contravene any of your Scheme’s By-Laws, or undertake unauthorised work.
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NSW Overdue Strata Fees

NSW: Q&A What Interest Can Be Charged on Overdue Strata Fees? From When?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
QLD Management Rights, Extensions

QLD: Management Rights, Extensions and the Committee’s Decision

Frank Higginson, Hynes 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

Your Strata Property: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building Bondi Junction: 9 Sep, 6:45 – 8:30 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


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: 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

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