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NSW Cladding and the Warranty Period

NSW: Cladding and the Warranty Period – How Can You Minimise Your Risk?

Helen Amanatiadis,
JS Mueller & Co

Your strata scheme can mitigate and minimize cladding risk by implementing by-law restrictions prohibiting the use of BBQs and smoking on balconies and other potential fire hazards. 
QLD Appearance of Lot

QLD: Q&A Appearance of Lot. What constitutes a breach?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: We have a body corporate chairperson who treats the common property garden area as if it was his exclusive use area and it is full of his unsightly items. What about the appearance of the lot? What do we do now?
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WA Lack of Communication

WA: Q&A Just Purchased Strata and Frustrated by Lack of Communication

Shelley Fitzgerald,
Allsorts Community Strata

Question: We have just purchased strata. The lack of communication is frustrating. Trying to track down reports, and even the person we need to approach, is difficult.
QLD Rental Zoo

QLD: Who’s Who in the Rental Zoo & What You Need to Do!

Wayne Stevens,
UOAQ President

Are you aware of the obligatory process that applies to Queensland lot owners when either renting out your lot or appointing a letting agent?  Find out what you need to do in this post.
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VIC Owners’ corporation bill

VIC: Owners’ corporation bill

We Live Here,
CBD News
The long-awaited Owners’ Corporation (OC) Amendment Bill has been introduced into parliament. The most significant change is the creation of tiers of OC relating to the size of the development.
TAS STL & Spying

TAS: Body corporate encourages spying of others

Isabel Bird, The Advocate
Bodies corporate who ban Airbnb and other short-term lets within their complexes and then encourage owner-occupiers to spy on suspected short-term properties are acting unlawfully, with lawyers raising privacy and harassment concerns.
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Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW No Meetings + No Maintenance

NSW: Owners Corporation Run With No Meetings + No Maintenance

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services
QLD Keeping body corp fees down

QLD: Keeping your body corp fees down: Here’s what you can do!

Rob Honeycombe,
Bees Nees City Realty

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NAT: Integrated Facility Maintenance

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NAT: Impact to households who are living in apartments with flammable cladding

Are you an owner in a building affected by combustible cladding? RMIT would like to invite you to participate in the ‘‘At what cost? Cladding concerns for owners" research project. They are interested in learning more about scale of the problems owners of property affected by combustible cladding face day to day across Australia, particularly those living in apartments.

QLD: Information Regarding Car Stackers

We have been approached by City of Gold Coast to help provide information about car stackers/car lifts in residential developments. Can you assist?
  • Are there specific set body corporate fees/rates for the maintenance of mechanical parking systems is multi-unit developments?
  • Do body corporate rates differ from the norm when cars stackers are part of these developments?
  • What problems or issues have arisen regarding the management of cars stackers in multi-unit developments?
If you can help, please email us your comment.

WA: Proposed Regulations Now Available for Comment! 

Landgate is seeking feedback on the proposed regulations, prior to finalising for delivery to Parliament. The proposed regulations are now available here for you to view and comment on until 30 September 2019. For more information about providing feedback, visit this page. **Last Chance**

QLD: BCCM Regulations - Consultation on Draft Legislation 

The community and stakeholders are invited to have their say on consultation drafts of new regulations to support the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Draft regulations, and information about the reforms included in the new regulations and how you can have your say can be found at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General community consultation website page.
Consultation for all draft regulations closes 18 October 2019.

QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 3

Identified building owners have until the 31 October to ensure that they have completed the first step in Part 3 of the three-part Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. This involves engaging a fire engineer and registering their details on the combustible cladding checklist. You can find out more about the Safer Buildings Audit, including deadline extensions and important dates here.

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By laws & dispute resolution

Landgate: WA Reforms Presentation - By laws & dispute resolution

The accompanying PDFs can be accessed here.
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Upcoming Events


Deakin University: Strata Concepts: Navigating Building Defects: from Cause to Effect Melbourne: 21 Oct, 9 am - 5 pm

New South Wales

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities Sydney: 1 Oct, 6 - 8 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Role of the Committee - Webinar 3 Oct, 2 - 3 pm

Savills Australia & Bannermans Lawyers: Collective Sale Breakfast Forum Sydney: 17 Oct, 7:30 - 9:30 am

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Why good governance matters Sydney: 29 Oct, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments Sydney: 12 Nov, 6 - 8 pm

Upcoming Events


Smart Strata: Strata Law Reform – Legislation Changes for 2020 Explained BCCM: Dispute Resolution Application Processes [Webinar] 2 Oct, 2 pm

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

Western Australia

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

SCA WA: 2019 Convention & Awards Gala Burswood: 7 Nov, 5 pm - 8 Nov, 11 pm
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