An adjudicator has just issued a decision which settles the issue of whether a validly called general meeting can be cancelled by a committee. The adjudicator held that the meeting can be cancelled provided that the committee was acting reasonably.
Whittles Strata Partners Question: What can an owners corporation raise funds for? Our budget currently includes Foxtel subscriptions which I don’t view as part of the maintenance requirements for the building.
Westside Fire Services To gain greater control of your maintenance budget the council of owners should nominate and train a responsible person to oversee all matters relating to each of major building services.
Kerin Benson Lawyers The flammable cladding crisis continues with NSW state government claiming that the 444 buildings on its list of potential buildings with flammable cladding is privileged due to its security risk.
Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal If the Queensland Government's proposed rental law reforms go ahead, there will be some unintended (or perhaps misunderstood) consequences for bodies corporate with respect to the rights of tenants.
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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.