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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

NSW Installing a Security Door

NSW: Q&A Apartment fire regulations – Installing a Security Door

Vincent Graham, Project Guides
Question: I want to install a security door to replace a screen door facing into an open courtyard. Our strata manager says Fire Regulations may deny us having security doors on our units. Is this correct?
QLD Contractor Safety Concerns

QLD: Q&A Denying Access to Authorised Contractor Due to Safety Concerns

Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: Does the chairperson / caretaker have the authority to deny access to committee authorised contractors to a common area on the basis of safety concerns?
Blackburne Strata Management
VIC Buying or Leasing Common Property

VIC: Q&A What is the Process for Buying or Leasing Common Property

Alex Smale,
The Knight 

Question: In a Melbourne strata of three are all lot owners required to agree to sell the common front lawn area to the lot owner of the front unit? Is leasing an option?
WA Reforms By-Laws. What’s Changed?

WA Reforms: Are My By-Laws Consistent With the Act? What’s Changed?

Shane White,
Strata Title Consult

One of the biggest changes to the standard by-laws is the inclusion of some of them into the Act itself. Whilst others have been removed from Schedule 1 and incorporated into Schedule 2. What effect does this have on your current by-laws?
Park Master
QLD: What To Expect At Your Building AGMs

QLD: What To Expect At Your Building AGMs

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

Many lot owners who have never attended an AGM are daunted and unsure about what to expect, and what is expected of them. Follow our guide and you'll be looking forward to the event, ready to join in and have your say alongside other owners.
NSW: First Strata Collective Sale Approved by Court

NSW: First Strata Collective Sale Approved by Court

Daniela Terruso,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

This decision sets out the procedures that need to be satisfied to obtain the Court’s approval to a strata renewal. The steps must be taken with particular care in practice in order to satisfy all of the technical requirements under Part 10 of the SSDA.
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NSW How Much for the Roof Space?

NSW: Q&A How Much for the Roof Space?

Emma Smythies,
Bugden Allen Lawyers
QLD Accessing Body Corporate’s Financial Records

QLD: Q&A Accessing Body Corporate’s Financial Records

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

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Have Your Say...... 

Sydney NSW: Strata Answers - How to get sustainability help for your strata committee

Many strata buildings are required to take on fairly major works to meet compliance obligations. What if this obligation could become an opportunity to provide real value and long term amenity for residents?

We are looking for a committee interested in coming on board as a “guinea pig” on the renewal journey. We will work with you to help explore a wide range of options: Energy efficiency measures, potential for extra lots – all ideas on the table for consideration. The aim is help to establish a strategic plan.

If you think your scheme can become a swan, send us an email telling us why this opportunity interests you: [email protected]

NSW: City of Sydney Grants Helping Building Owners and Operators Reduce Costs – Round 3 Now Open

Round 3 of City of Sydney grants program is now open. These grants help building owners and managers better understand and target efficiency projects to reduce ongoing operational costs. Funding is also available for monitoring and measuring equipment. For more information, read out update here.
Applications open until 18 November 2019.

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 extended to 1 December 2019.

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

City of Sydney: Recycle your unwanted electronic goods Alexandria: 16 Nov, 9 am - 3 pm

SCA: Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 20 Nov, 9 am - 1:30 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Strata for Lot Owners – new strata plans including the First AGM and the role of the original owner [WEBINAR] 21 Nov, 2 - 3 pm

SCA: Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 27 Nov, 9 am - 1:30 pm

NSW Fair Trading: Strata for Lot Owners – Meetings, Levies, By-Laws and the general running of a scheme [WEBINAR] 2 Dec, 1 - 2 pm

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BCCM: Dealing with Difficult People [Webinar] 2 Dec, 2 - 4 pm

Western Australia

SCA: Professional Development - 2020 Strata Outlook Luncheon 7 Feb, 1 - 4:30 pm
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