Question: The apartment owners upstairs have glued vinyl floors straight onto the concrete. The tenants are very noisy. How does the body corporate assess the noise from the new flooring and the effect it is having on neighbours? Can we make recordings for evidence?
Strata Insurance Solutions Question: Now the requirement to get an insurance valuation has been removed from the legislation, how often do we need to have a valuation done on the building?
Kerin Benson Lawyers Question: Our Executive Committee believes they can’t refuse permission for the installation of ‘sustainability infrastructure’ like solar panels under the Act. Is this correct?
StrataLoans Question: I live in a complex that needs painting but does not have enough money in the sinking fund. Can the Body Corporate take out a strata loan to get the complex painted?
National Fire Electrical NSW is in need of reform through the fire protection industry. Unlike other states, NSW is currently lacking a clear direction with compliance/regulation of fire safety practitioners.
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The NSW Government is seeking public feedback on the drafting of the Community Land Management Bill 2019 and the Community Land Development Bill 2019. The Bills completely rewrite NSW community schemes laws. They are aligned with the major 2015 strata scheme reforms, make community land development legislation more flexible and incorporate feedback from the implementation of the strata laws. To find out more click here. Submissions close 28 Feb.
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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 hereup until TODAY.