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Have you participated in the Australian Apartment Advocacy National Defects survey yet? The survey has been extended until 11 Dec. See details in the Have Your Say section of the newsletter below.

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QLD Can You Vote if You Are in Breach of an Order?

QLD: Q&A Can You Vote at the AGM if You Are in Breach of an Order?

Gary Bugden, Bugden Allen Lawyers
Question: Is our Treasurer (by proxy) eligible to vote at the AGM and still hold their position as Treasurer if they are in breach of an order made by an Adjudicator in the Commissioner’s office?
NSW Common Property Defects

NSW: Q&A Common Property Defects and Reimbursement for Repairs

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Question: Water damage was caused to a lot owner’s floor boards from a common property defect. Aren’t internal floor coverings the responsibility of the owner?
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WA SAT time limits

WA: Strata disputes in the SAT: do time limits apply?

Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
SAT works to a variety of time limits, depending on the type of dispute before it. This article looks at some of these time limits, both in relation to starting proceedings as well as in relation to procedures after they have been started.
NSW Problems with your Builder

NSW: Why you Should Seek Legal Advice if you are having problems with your Builder

Pierrette Khoury, Khoury Lawyers
We often get inquiries from client homeowners who are facing difficulties with their Builder during the course of building works pursuant to a Building Contract entered into.
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QLD ABS Construction Costs

QLD: ABS Construction Costs Sub-Index 3019: An Important Development

Bradley van Xanten, UOAQ
Tracking construction costs based on quarterly reports from the ABS is particularly useful when comparing actual variations with the annual uplifts suggested by insurers. And there is a way to get quite specific.
VIC New Pool Safety Regulations

VIC: Keeping Kids Safe With New Pool Safety Regulations

Minister for Planning,
Richard Wynne

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new mandatory safety regulations for private pools and spas in a bid to reduce the incidence of drownings among young children. Registrations must be submitted by 1 June 2020.

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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 up until 11 Dec.

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