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WA Subscribers: Strata Schemes Law Reform Info Sessions 2020.
What do you want and where?

Participate in a very quick survey and tell us what you want from these sessions. Click here to comment or see below for more information.

Please note: We have suspended our Ask a Strata Question service for 2019. If you currently have a question submitted, we are working through these as quickly as possible but may not make in back to everyone this year.

Wishing all of our subscribers and readers a safe and happy festive season. 

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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

We have compiled a list of the most popular Articles per state.
What was your state most interested over 2019? Enjoy!
NSW Strata approval for renovations

NSW: Q&A Strata approval for renovations – What is the process and how do we start?

Leanne Habib,
Premium Strata
Question: We are looking to renovate our bathroom, toilet and laundry. The renovation includes installing a waterproof membrane. What is the approval process and what approvals do we need from the owners corporation?
QLD Bylaw enforcemet

QLD: The golden rules of bylaw enforcement + Q&As

Todd Garsden & Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Enforcing by-laws is not an optional activity. Bylaws must be enforced, and the responsibility for their enforcement lies with the committee. There are a few golden rules that all committees must follow when it comes to bylaw enforcement.
Hynes Legal
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.
WA Reforms to WA Strata Legislation

WA: Reforms to WA Strata Legislation – As a Lot Owner, Should I Care?

Andrew Chambers, Chambers Franklyn Strata Management
As a lot Owner, should you care about the WA Reforms? Absolutely! Yes, as these changes will have an impact on everyone involved in strata title properties in Western Australia.
Westside Fire Services

3 Key Things To Research When Considering Buying A Strata Unit: Don’t Shy Away From It

Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers and Paul Mulligan, Paul Mulligan Property Group
When buying into a strata scheme, the most important thing is to do your due diligence. This is absolutely crucial and cannot be emphasised enough.
ACT Who Pays Strata Insurance Excess

ACT: Q&A Who Pays Strata Insurance Excess as Outlined in UTMA 2011

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Who is liable for insurance excesses in instances where the body corporate is at fault or liable for damages? In this case, units flood during heavy rain because of a drainage design fault.
Property Audit & Assurance
SA Repair and Maintenance of Windows

SA: Q&A Who is Responsible for Repair and Maintenance of Windows

Tyson D’Sylva and Flavia Ger,
Ace Body Corporate Management

Question: Who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of windows and window tracks?
NSW Committee isn’t Acting Appropriately

NSW: Q&A What to Do If the Executive Committee isn’t Acting Appropriately

Various Authors
Question: We have a toxic person on the strata executive committee who is suing the owners corporation and planning a leadership spill to take over as chairman. How do we handle this?
Park Master

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QLD Ban dogs over 10 kgs

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

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

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WA: Strata schemes law reform information sessions in 2020. What do you want and where?

We are looking at running a series of FREE seminars around Perth in March 2020 about the coming reforms. We will be joined by Landgate and a Group of hand picked Strata Industry Professionals to provide you with the most current update on the changes. We would like your suggestions. Register your interest, indicate which session, tell us what you want to know. We've created a very quick survey. Please participate and we will listen! To find out more click here.

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

Upcoming Events

Western Australia

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