In NSW, the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 prohibits the recording of a “private conversation” without the consent of all parties in the conversation. So, is a strata committee meeting a “private conversation”?
Todd Garsden,Hynes Legal Question: We have a leak in the main water pipe which is located in an exclusive use area. The pipe services all units. Are repairs to a leaking pipe that services all units a Body Corporate expense?
Maree Davenport, Strata Community Association (VIC) While the consumer rightly expects builders carry out construction works with reasonable skill and care, reality is that inadequate building code regulation and certification has led to systemic failure.
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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
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.