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NSW Recording a strata committee meeting

NSW: Is it legal to record a strata committee meeting?

Sophia Jiang, Omega Legal
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”?
QLD Repair the Leaking Pipe

QLD: Q&A Should the Body Corporate Repair the Leaking Pipe?

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?
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ACT Sue My Owners Corporation

ACT: Q&A Can I Sue My Owners Corporation and Strata Manager?

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Is it possible to sue the owners corporation and the strata company for not acting fairly and with honesty? Has anyone done this before?
WA Neighbour Blocking My View

WA: Q&A Stopping A Neighbour From Blocking My View

Shelley Fitzgerald,
Allsorts Community Strata

Question: A neighbouring resident wants to erect a pergola on their balcony. How do I stop the neighbour from erecting the pergola and blocking my view?
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NSW Details of Strata Roll

NSW: Handing Over Contact Details of Owners Recorded on Strata Roll

Michael Pobi,
Pobi Lawyers

This case highlights the importance of making sure legal proceedings are commenced in the appropriate jurisdiction or risk proceedings being dismissed.
Strata Owners Need Building Manual

Strata Owners Need Building Manual For Consumer Protection

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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NSW Strata Manager Insurance Commissions

NSW: Q&A Strata Manager Insurance Commissions

Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
QLD Access Body Corporate Records

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

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

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

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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

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

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