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QLD Lease Out Visitor Parking Spaces

QLD: Q&A Can We Lease Out Our Visitor Parking Spaces?

Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: Our body corporate would like to lease out around half of our visitor parking spaces. Are we able to do this and what legal hurdles do we need to overcome?
NSW Repairs to Common Property

NSW: Q&A Who Do I Contact for Repairs to Common Property?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: Is it allowable/acceptable to get in touch directly with strata manager for unit repairs to common property, rather than go through the executive committee?
Express Glass
ACT Proxy Votes, Absentee Votes and Quorum

ACT: Q&A Proxy Votes, Absentee Votes and the Quorum

Jan Browne,
Whittles Strata Partners

Question: In the ACT, does the appointment of a proxy count towards a quorum at a meeting? I’ve found conflicting views between the Act and what I’ve been told.
WA Reforms and My By-Laws

WA Reforms: Are My By-Laws Consistent With the Act?

Shane White,
Strata Title Consult

The new changes to the Strata Titles Act classify Schedule 1 as Governance by-laws and Schedule 2 as Conduct by-laws. What affect does this have on your current by-laws? What do you need to change?
Tower Body Corporate
NSW Successful Strata Meeting

NSW: 5 Tips to Run a Successful Strata Meeting

Julie Grove,
Unfortunately, General Meetings and Committee meetings are, at times, seen as “time wasters” or “poorly run with no follow-up” resulting in low attendance. Let's turn this around.
QLD Body corporate fees

QLD: What happens to the money you pay for body corporate fees?

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

In essence, body corporate fees are the money you pay to protect the value of your investment in your property. How are they calculated and where do they go?

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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
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

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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 30 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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