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Strata Insurance Ratings for 2020

Strata Insurance Ratings for 2020

Simon Plummer,
Once per year, when a strata schemes insurance comes up for renewal, the owners must appoint someone to put the time and effort into reviewing the insurance options available to the scheme. So what is the best strata insurance on offer for 2020?
NSW Wear and Tear Caused By Tenants

NSW: Q&A Mitigating Costs of Wear and Tear Caused By Tenants

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: In our small strata scheme one lot owner rents to unfavourable tenants who cause wear and tear to common property and costs the scheme thousands of dollars. What power do we have to stop this ongoing expense?
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QLD: Q&A Renovations, Altering Common Property & Changing the Appearance of the Lot

Frank Higginson and Todd Garsden,
Hynes Legal

Question: We have received an email from our Committee demanding we remove a garden shed immediately. What does changing the external appearance of the Lot mean? Do we have to comply?
WA Leasehold Strata Schemes

WA: Leasehold Strata Schemes: an Introduction

 Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal
The amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) will see a new form of land ownership, leasehold strata schemes. A leasehold scheme is a new type of strata scheme in which all lots in the scheme are subject to a fixed-term lease of between 20 and 99 years.
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NAT: Defibs in Strata and Community Schemes – the Facts.

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

We believe Defibrillators should be common at any scheme because of the concentration of residents and the absolute difference they can make in the event that someone has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
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NSW: When are Pecuniary Interest Disclosures Required?

Adrian Mueller,
JS Mueller & Co Lawyers.

When does a strata committee member need to disclose a pecuniary interest they have concerning a decision to be made by the committee?
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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 2 min survey. Tell us what you want by clicking 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) New AFSS form [WEBINAR] Presenter: David Bannerman, Bannermans Lawyers. 31 Jan, 4 - 4:45 pm

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

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

Strata Community Insurance: 2020 Autumn Forum. The Essentials of Strata Insurance – Practical Solutions to Managing Risk Sydney: 25 Mar, 8:30 - 11 am

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 16 Apr, 9 am - 1:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 20 Aug, 9 am - 1:30 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Committee Training Chatswood: 26 Nov, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Upcoming Events


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

Western Australia

SCA: Professional Development - 2020 Strata Outlook Luncheon Perth: 7 Feb, 12 - 4:30 pm

SCA: Professional Development - South West Region Strata Seminar Bunbury: 11 Feb, 1 - 4:30 pm
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