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Renting Car or Storage Space

QLD: Q&A Can I Rent Out My Car Space or Storage Space?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal
Question: Can I rent out my car space or storage space to an on-site resident. Do I need to notify the committee or seek permission?
Liability Clauses

NSW: Q&A Liability Clauses When Upstairs Installs a Balcony Garden

Emma Smythies,
Bugden Allen Lawyers

Question: The neighbour above wants to install a garden on their balcony. Should this be approved with liability clauses on the garden's owners?
Westside Fire Services
Tenant Obligations

QLD: What Obligations do Tenants have in a Body Corporate Scheme?

Kelly Borell,
Tower Body Corporate

Do by-laws apply to tenants? Tenants are considered “occupiers”. Rules and regulations of the bylaws are applicable to both lot owners and occupiers.
Single Strata Plan

ACT: Q&A Converting Two Owners Corporations to a Single Strata Plan

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Is there any legal reason why we cannot combine the two owners corporations in our 21 townhouse development into a single strata plan?
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No Pets By-Laws

NSW: Update on 'No Pets' By-Laws in Strata - The Miniature Schnauzer That Roared

Bannermans Lawyers
There have been a few recent decisions where the Tribunal has invalidated ‘no pets’ by-laws that provided a blanket ban on pets in the building.
Fire Barriers

WA: Have you had your smoke and fire barriers inspected this year?

Greg McCulloch,
Westside Fire Services

If a building’s fire barriers have not been maintained, fire and smoke will spread quickly causing unnecessary property damage and put people’s lives in danger.
Savil Group

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WA: Strata schemes law reform education 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, SCAWA and a Group of hand picked Strata 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.

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

City of Sydney: Recycle your unwanted electronic goods Alexandria: 8 Feb, 9 am - 3 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 - 10:30 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


Mecca Events: The Building Defects Crisis – Not just a Sydney problem? Docklands: 28 Feb, 7:30 - 9:30 am

Upcoming Events


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

SCA (Qld) Lot Owners Day Brisbane: 11 Mar, 1 - 5:30 pm

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

Australian Apartment Advocacy: Apartment defects WA briefing - presentation of research findings Perth: 19 Feb, 7 - 9 am

SCA: Professional Development - It's time to hit refresh on by laws Bentley: 20 Feb, 2 - 5 pm

WA Apartment Advocacy: The role of Council of Owners Perth: 11 Mar, 5:30 - 7 pm
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