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QLD What Tenants Really Want

QLD: What Tenants Really Want – And Will Pay More To Have!

Rob Honeycombe,
Bees Nees City Realty
What 3 things do you think Brisbane tenants really want? A swimming pool or an ensuite in the main bedroom maybe? Well, surprisingly, none of those even made the top 10 on their wish list!
NCAT Jurisdiction

NSW: NCAT Clarifies the Extent of its Jurisdiction

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co
A recent decision clarifies NCAT can decide a dispute between an owners corporation and a lot owner or occupier who is resident in another state. This is a sensible decision and clarifies uncertainty as to the extent of NCAT’s jurisdiction to resolve strata disputes.
Westside Fire Services
VIC Register of Owners and Occupiers

VIC: Calls for Register of Owners and Occupiers, Disclosure of Building Materials in Strata Properties

Strata Community Association is calling for the establishment of an Owners and Occupiers Register in Victoria to ensure the people living in the affected and adjoining properties are contactable.
Common Property Condition Reports

NAT: Finding Caretaking Solutions – Common Property Condition Reports

Dean Potgieter,
Seymour Consultants

Common property condition reports are an effective tool to review the condition of common property and the day to day duties undertaken by the caretaker.
Park Master

Audit reveals SA cladding risk

Australian Associated Press
An audit of potentially dangerous cladding across SA has revealed 7 privately-owned buildings at extreme risk of fire requiring immediate action.A further 21 privately-owned buildings have been deemed at high risk along with 2 gov buildings.

NSW: Balcony safety fears for apartments linked to Opal Tower builder

Euan Black, The New Daily
Residents of Otto Rosebery have been warned against leaning on their balconies or allowing more than 3 people to stand on them, after an investigation found the balustrades were of “inadequate strength”.
Bells Access Control Services

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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
NSW Repairs to Common Property

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

Leanne Habib,
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NAT: Improving the efficiency of buildings and assets

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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.

Breaking News

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Better Buyer Information and Strata Renewal

WA Landgate: Making strata better - Better Buyer Information and Strata Renewal

Strata Positions Vacant

State: WA
Location/Region: Perth City
Role/Position: Strata Insurance Broking Opportunity
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SCA WA Conference

Upcoming Events


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

New South Wales

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

City of Sydney: Peregrine falcons of the city Sydney: 24 Oct, 5:30 - 7 pm

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 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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