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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Noisy Residents Above

NSW: Q&A How To Deal With the Noisy Residents Above

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: My upstairs neighbours have parquetry flooring and I can hear everything. Both the neighbours and the owners corporation will not assist. What can I do?
AGMs, Motions in Strata

QLD: Q&A AGMs, Motions in Strata and the Obligation to Act

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal
Question: At a committee meeting, a motion was put forward by the chairperson and it proceeded to a vote. The vote was deadlocked 3 v 3 and the chairperson then had a casting vote. Is this right?
Express Glass
Overdue Strata Levies

WA: Q&A Lot Owner's Overdue Strata Levies. What are the rules?

Jordan Dinga,
Abode Strata

Question: A lot owner has overdue strata levies despite repeated reminders. Are they entitled to attend the AGM? If so, can they vote?
Water Efficiency in a Body Corporate

QLD: Water Efficiency in a Body Corporate

Jane Wilson,
Acting Commissioner for BCCM

A great deal of water can be lost due to poorly maintained or faulty plumbing fixtures, leaking pipes or fittings. By carrying out maintenance, bodies corporate can do their best to ensure that water isn’t wasted.
Property Audit & Assurance
Positions on the Strata Committee

NSW: Q&A Positions on the Strata Committee

Karina Heinz,
Progressive Strata Services

Question: Since our AGM 9 months ago, our strata committee of seven has been reduced to 3. Can the 4 members be replaced without a meeting, and if so what is the correct procedure?
Cleaning Strata Buildings

NAT: Cleaning Strata Buildings and Community Schemes – You Pay For What You Get?

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
Cleaning, while having an all-important role to play in the value of a building, is also one of the lowliest paid professions. It can be hard to tie those performing the duties to the outcomes of the building and the organisation they work for.
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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.

QLD: Feedback for the Office of the Body Corporate Commissioner

Griffith University is independently undertaking research to examine the alignment between the Office of the Body Corporate Commissioner (OBCC) services and their stakeholders to ensure the provision of the best services and suite of products and information. They need your input by participating in a short online survey. To find out more and complete the survey click here

Upcoming Events

New South Wales

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

SCA Conference 2020 Australia and New Zealand
Adelaide, 23-24 Jun

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

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

Strata in Skirts: Speed Networking
South Brisbane: 27 Mar, 5 - 8 pm
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