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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Meth Lab Apartments

QLD: What to do About A Meth Labs or Other Illegal Acts in Apartments

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal
What do you do if you suspect meth use or production is occurring in a neighbouring apartment? There's a better option than knocking on the door.
NSW Enforcing Bylaws by Issuing Notices to Comply

NSW: Enforcing By-laws by Issuing Notices to Comply

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers
Question: The Strata Committee has resolved to issue a Notice to Comply. Can either the Secretary or Chairman sign the Notice to Comply and issue it?
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Actions of the Executive Committee

ACT: Q&A Actions of the Executive Committee of the Owners Corporation

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: I’m a member of the Executive Committee of the owners corporation and am in a constant battle with the other 6 members, trying to get them to do the right thing.
WA Who pays Insurance Excess?

WA: Q&A Who pays Insurance Excess? Lot Owner or Strata Company?

Leonie Milonas,
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers

Question: If a unit owner in WA makes a claim against the Strata Companies insurance for a fusion claim, is the Strata company entitled to insist the unit owner pays the insurance excess?
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VIC Cladding SCA

VIC: Combustible cladding: burning conversation

Maree Davenport,

Strata Community Association (SCA) Victorian has launched the SCA National Building Manual Guideline to protect owners and occupiers from defect-riddled buildings and deadly flammable cladding.
NSW Real Estate Reforms

NSW: Strata Management Industry Reforms Start 23 March 2020

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
Make sure you are across reforms to the laws regulating the strata management industry and the impacts they will have on you and your business so that you are ready for their commencement on 23 March 2020.

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Have Your Say...... 

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 here. Submissions close 3 Apr.

NT: Better design ahead for apartments and mixed-use developments

NT Planning Commission is seeking ideas from the community for how to achieve quality residential apartment and mixed-use developments.  The Designing Better Project Snapshot and the technical Discussion Paper are at haveyoursay.nt.gov.au, along with details of the public information sessions in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. Submissions close 6 Mar.

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

Your Strata Property: How to combat bad behaviour in your apartment building using by-laws 
Baulkham Hills: 4 Mar, 6:30 - 8 pm

OCN Seminar on Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings - Impacts Post 6 April Reforms 
Lavender Bay: 14 Mar, 9:30 am - 1 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Committees: Roles and responsibilities 
Sydney: 17 Mar, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Renovation Rules: Repairs and renovation basics for strata living
Sydney: 24 Mar, 6 - 8 pm

Strata Community Insurance: 2020 Autumn Forum. 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

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata By-Laws: Rights and responsibilities for strata living
Sydney: 5 May, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Paws: Living with pets in apartments
Sydney: 12 May, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Meetings: Why good governance matters
Sydney: 26 May, 6 - 8 pm

City of Sydney: Strata Skills 101 Strata Levies: A planning essential for strata
Sydney: 9 June, 6 - 8 pm

SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Day Standby for more
Sydney: 20 June

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


WWF: Earth Hour
28 Mar, 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Western Australia

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

SCA WA: Owner Workshop - Committee Training
Subiaco: 19 Mar, 1 - 5 pm

LookUpStrata WA Strata Reforms Information Session: Stand By For More Details
Perth: 1 Apr, 10 am - 12 pm


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

Strata in Skirts: Speed Networking
South Brisbane: 15 Mar, 5 - 8 pm

SCA (Qld) 2020 Conference: A Brain, A Heart & Courage
Brisbane: 12 - 13 Mar
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