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NSW Strata approval for renovations

NSW: Q&A Strata approval for renovations – What is the process and how do we start?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Do I need strata approval for the renovations of my bathroom if I am simply replacing like for like and retiling over the existing floor tiles? Is this work considered a minor cosmetic renovation?
QLD AGM Motions in Strata

QLD: Q&A AGM Motions in Strata and the Obligation to Act

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: If a Motion is ‘passed’ at an AGM by Ordinary Resolution, is there any obligation by the Strata Committee or Body Corporate Manager to put it into action?
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ACT Commercial Use of Common Property

ACT: Q&A Commercial Use of Common Property

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Can you provide some guidance on reasonable use of common property? We have had an application for using common property for commercial purposes.
WA Asbestos in Your Building

WA: Do You Still Have Asbestos in Your Building?

Leonie Milonas, PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Despite being a banned building product, asbestos still exists in buildings. With the  strata reforms just around the corner, there are critical new requirements for designated strata schemes.
Park Master
QLD Renting in a Body Corporate

QLD: Q&A Renting in a Body Corporate

Chris Irons,
Commissioner for BCCM

Do tenants have the same rights as the owners in a body corporate? Do the by-laws apply? Who decides if tenants can have a pet or not? Who receives notice if they breach a body corporate by-law - the tenant or the landlord? 
NSW Privacy and CCTV Cameras

NSW: Invasion of Privacy by CCTV Cameras

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

What happens when a next door neighbour whose property is not part of your strata scheme (and who is not bound by by-laws and strata laws) installs a CCTV camera that peers into your home and invades your privacy? 
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VIC Strata Manager Overcharging

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

Jane Giacobbe,
Strata Reports Victoria
NSW Access from Neighbour to Install NBN

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

Leanne Habib,
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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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New South Wales

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

Strata Concepts: Navigating Building Defects from cause to effect Sydney: 13 Nov, 9 am – 6 pm

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Smart Strata: Strata Law Reform – Legislation Changes for 2020 Explained BCCM: Dealing with Difficult People [Webinar] 2 Dec, 2 - 4 pm

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