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QLD Noisy floor upstairs

QLD: Q&A The very noisy floor upstairs disturbs our peace

Stuart Clough, Noisenet
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?
NSW Insurance Valuation

NSW: Q&A How Often Do We Need to Have an Insurance Valuation?

Tyrone Shandiman,
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?
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WA Maintenance Plans

WA: What, When, Where – Maintenance Plans

Shane White,
Strata Title Consult

We discuss the new requirement to have a 10 year plan. Who needs a maintenance plan and the requirements around the administration and sinking fund for your scheme.
ACT Solar Panel Installations

ACT: Q&A Can the EC Refuse Requests for Solar Panel Installations?

Christopher Kerin,
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?
Bells Access Control Services
QLD Using a Strata Loan to Pay for Painting

QLD: Q&A Using a Strata Loan to Pay for Painting of the Complex

Debbie Barker,

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?
Reform NSW Fire Protection Industry

Why We Need Reform in the NSW Fire Protection Industry [Opinion]

Nathan Whaley,
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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NSW: Q&A Using Electronic Voting to Fast Track Committee Decisions

Karina Heinz, Progressive Strata Services + Paul Chevrot, Stratabox
QLD Freezing Levy Payments

QLD: Q&A Freezing Levy Payments in Protest of Bad Service

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

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NSW: Community schemes law reform

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 hereSubmissions close 28 Feb.

**LAST CHANCE** 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 TODAY.

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 27 Feb, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit Sydney: 25-26 Feb


Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit Brisbane, 27-28 Feb

Upcoming Events

Western Australia

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