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NSW Remove Disruptive Lot Owner from the Committee

NSW: How To Remove a Disruptive Lot Owner from the Committee

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: A disruptive lot owner has moved into our well run building and is on the committee. How do we remove them from the committee and get back to harmony within the owners corporation?
QLD Extending Management Rights

QLD: Q&A Just Vote No to Extending Management Rights

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: Is the body corporate, or the Committee as representative of the body corporate, under any obligation to show cause if it just votes No to an extension of management rights?
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ACT Strata Insurance Excess

ACT: Q&A Who Pays Strata Insurance Excess as Outlined in UTMA 2011

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Who is liable for insurance excesses in instances where the body corporate is at fault or liable for the damages? Units flood during heavy rain because of a drainage design fault.
NAT Loss of Rent

NAT: Loss of Rent During An Evacuation Due to Building Defects?

Christopher Kerin, Kerin Benson Lawyers and Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: For Opal and Mascot Towers where Landlords are suffering loss of rent due to evacuations, can this be covered by insurance or some other means?
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New Owners’ Corporation Bill

New Owners’ Corporation Bill reads like a “favour for mates”

Tom Bacon, Docklands News
Strangely absent from the new Bill that was introduced into Parliament in the middle of September was a raft of consumer protections that would have prevented builders and developers from running roughshod and trampling over the legal rights of owners settling on new apartments.
NSW Compulsory Strata Managers

NSW: Good News For Compulsory Strata Managers

Warwick van Ede,
JS Mueller & Co

Strata Managers often receive a request to put their name forward to be appointed as a compulsory strata manager in circumstances where there is a dysfunctional owners corporation. It can be a difficult decision to make, as to whether to agree to put yourself forward.
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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
QLD Body corporate voting rules

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

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal

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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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