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NSW Strata Manager Insurance Commissions

NSW: Q&A Strata Manager Insurance Commissions

Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
Question: We’ve noticed that our renewal for Strata Insurance includes commissions of nearly 50% of the policy price for the Strata Managing Agent and Broker. Is this usual?
QLD Access Body Corporate Records

QLD: Q&A Can I Access Body Corporate Records?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: As a lot owner, I’d like to have access to some of our body corporate records. Shouldn’t these be posted to the strata portal for the information of all?
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VIC Levies Recoverable

VIC: Are Your Levies Recoverable? The Devil's in the Detail

Gary Bugden OAM,
Bugden Allen Lawyers

A recent decision of the VCAT is a timely reminder about the need for attention to detail when imposing owner corporation or body corporate levies. We also look at the implication for NSW and Queensland after this decision.
WA council of owners not acting in your best interest

WA: Strata manager or council of owners not acting in your best interest?

Elizabeth Florence,
Abode Strata

Question: The Council of Owners is not acting in the best interest of the lot owners. We’ve tried to make changes but the Chair holds proxies. We are at a loss as to how we can change anything.
NSW apartment defects

NSW: Lack of information on apartment defects leaves whole market on shaky footings

The Conversation
Fears of a loss of confidence in the apartment sector have unfortunately come true. Our research suggests a lack of reliable information about building defects is a critical factor in the crisis.
QLD Individual Water Meters for Apartments

QLD: Q&A Individual Water Meters for Apartments

Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: I live in an apartment in Queensland. Our complex shares a water meter with an aged care home. Can you please advise me individual water meters for apartments work?
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NSW Pet Bond

NSW: Q&A Owners Corporation Requests a Pet Bond Paid to Strata

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
QLD Proposed Rental Law Reform

QLD: Proposed Rental Law Reform and How it Could Impact the Strata Sector

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal

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National Survey: Australian Apartment Advocacy - Building Defects in Apartments

You may have heard a bit in the news recently about defects in buildings! Smarter Communities have partnered with Australian Apartment Advocacy to see what is actually happening with strata owners.  Even if you do not have a defect issue, we would appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey.  Plus if you complete the survey you have the chance to win $250 pre-paid voucher.  To take the survey click here

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

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

OCN: AGM - HAVE YOUR SAY! Our Future Together Special Guest Speaker: Shady Eskander, Opal Tower Committee ChairAlexandria: 30 Nov, 10 am - 1:00 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

Upcoming Events


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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