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Close Look at Vic Reforms

National Strata Regulations are on the Way! We Take a Close Look at Vic Reforms.

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co

Changes to the strata laws are being considered all over Australia. New Victorian strata laws are coming soon and bringing some of those laws into line with NSW strata laws.
QLD Body corporate voting rules

QLD: Q&A Body corporate voting rules – What you can and can’t do

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: Can the body corporate pass an amendment or get something repaired with only three of the eight owners voting? What are the body corporate voting rules about this?
Property Audit & Assurance
WA Asbestos Safety Alert

WA Government Issued Asbestos Safety Alert Earlier This Year

David Clark, Houspect WA
WorkSafe investigated an incident where a painter used high pressure water cleaner on asbestos cement roof to prepare it for painting,  resulting in properties being contaminated by asbestos.
NSW Works approval orders

NSW: Works approval orders under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: How do they work in practice?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

What do you do if you want to do work (or have done work) but you can’t get approval from your owners corporation?
Park Master
VIC rent out car parks

Melburnians rent out car parks to help save for a home or pay the mortgage

Melissa Heagney, Domian
Thousands of Melburnians are renting out their parking spaces to help pay the mortgage, pay utility bills or save for a deposit.
My neighbour’s loud sex is ruining my sleep

NSW: My neighbour’s loud sex is ruining my sleep

Alison Barrett and Jillian Barrett,
Every evening, without fail, residents of this apartment building in Sydney are awakened by the sounds of someone having a very good time.
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NSW Cladding and Warranty Period

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

Helen Amanatiadis, JS Mueller & Co
QLD Rental Zoo

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

Wayne Stevens,
UOAQ President

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

New South Wales

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

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Smart Strata: Strata Law Reform – Legislation Changes for 2020 Explained 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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