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QLD body corporate manager as committee

QLD: Engaging a body corporate manager in place of a committee

Chris Irons,
Commissioner for BCCM
If your body corporate can't find enough people to fill the executive positions on the committee the body corporate must consider engaging a body corporate manager in place of the committee.
NSW Access from Neighbour to Install NBN

NSW: Q&A Can’t Get Access from Neighbour to Install NBN

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: The owner of my neighbouring unit refuses to allow access to his roof space so I can install NBN to my apartment. Can he be forced to allow access?
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VIC Strata Manager Overcharging

VIC: Q&A Had Enough of our Strata Manager Overcharging

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria

Question: We are sick of being overcharged by our Strata manager, with additional billings of all and sundry. They are under a 3yr term, signed by the developer. What can we do?
QLD Can a Subcommittee Make Decisions

QLD: Q&A What Power Does a Subcommittee Have to Make Decisions?

Hayley Gath, Mathews Hunt Legal
Question: The committee has created a subcommittee to make decisions about a refurbishment program for our building. Does the subcommittee have the power to make decisions?
Tower Body Corporate
WA Appoint a Strata Manager Without a Meeting

WA: Q&A Can Our Strata Company Appoint a Strata Manager Without a Meeting

Shelley Fitzgerald,
Allsorts Community Strata

Question: Some of the Strata Company have appointed a new Strata Manager without Extraordinary Meeting of owners or requesting a meeting of all members of the Council. Can this be done?
Apartment owners defective buildings

Apartment owners paying for defective buildings

Tracy Bowden, 7.30 Report
GEOFF HANMER: The new construction will be different than construction up till Opal, if you like.
But that still leaves us with 500,000, four-storey-plus units which have been built over the last 30 years which are potentially defective.
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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 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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Deakin University: Strata Concepts: Navigating Building Defects: from Cause to Effect Melbourne: 21 Oct, 9 am - 5 pm

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SCA (NSW): 2019 Strata Community Convention Sydney: 24 - 25 Oct

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