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QLD Ban dogs over 10 kgs

QLD: Q&A Is it unreasonable for our body corporate to ban dogs over 10 kgs?

Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal
Question: We are having a running battle with our Body Corporate Committee about pet ownership. Is it unreasonable to have a ban on dogs over 10 kg at our scheme?

NSW: Q&A Foyer Christmas Decorations Purchased by Strata Funds

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata

Question: We have discussed putting up some foyer Christmas decorations. Some residents have voiced their concerns about strata funds paying for the cost of acquiring the seasonal decorations.
Blackburne Strata Management
NSW Major Defects

NSW: A Win For Owners Corporations – Major Defects Given a Wide Meaning

Faiyaaz Shafiq,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers

This will make it easier for owners corporations to establish defects are major defects and give owners corporations more time to start legal action against builders and developers.
VIC Christmas decorations on the balcony

VIC: Q&A Can I hang Christmas decorations on the balcony?

The Knight
Question: Are there laws about external Christmas decorations and strata units in Victoria? Can I hang Christmas decorations on the balcony?
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QLD Party Time in Your Apartment

QLD: Party Time in Your Apartment! Your Rights and Responsibilities

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

So, you want to invite a few friends over for a big event. Maybe it's a big Christmas gettogether. How many people can you invite to your apartment party, and what do you need to know?
NSW Off-The-Plan Sales

New Disclosure Requirements for NSW Off-The-Plan Sales

Emma Smythies,
Bugden Allen Lawyers

New legislative reforms for off-the-plan contracts for sale came into effective from 1 Dec 2019. Reforms are intended to provide purchasers with greater transparency and stronger protections when buying property off-the-plan. 
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NSW Insurance Valuation

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

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

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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.

WA: Proposed reforms to the approval process for commercial buildings

Building and Energy is inviting WA to share their views on ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the commercial building approval process, including the process for approving apartment buildingsTo find out more click hereSubmissions close 3 Apr.

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

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