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Enforcing By-laws

NSW: Q&A Enforcing By-laws by Issuing Notices to Comply

Leanne Habib,
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Question: What do you do when a Strata Committee member is the one breaching By-laws? How does a resident commence proceedings against a Strata Committee member?
Body Corporate Voting Rules

QLD: Q&A Body Corporate Voting Rules - What You Can and Can't Do

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Our application to have a dog was sent around to all owners with a discussion on why the application should be denied. Is this a normal part of the body corporate voting rules?
Blackburne Strata Management
VIC Are Your Levies Recoverable

VIC: Q&A Can I get a Refund on My Special Levy Please?

Gary Bugden OAM,
Bugden Allen Lawyers

Question: A special levy was raised to replace a membrane and the work had not commenced when I sold the property. Can I request a refund?
WA Non Qualified Electricians

WA: Q&A What Electrical Tasks are Appropriate if Your Not an Electrician?

Greg McCulloch, Westside Fire Services
Question: Under what circumstances is it appropriate for a nonqualified person to carry out any type of repair of electrical infrastructure on common property or an individual lot?
Growing Impact of Coronavirus

SCA (NSW): Concern About Growing Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in NSW

Chris Duggan, President SCA (NSW)
SCA (NSW) is concerned about the growing impact Coronavirus is having in NSW and we have been constantly monitoring the evolving situation. Our key focus is on the impact to our members, their employees, our customers and the impact on our meetings and events.
QLD What about proxies?

QLD: “Giving by hand, by post, or by facsimile”: What about proxies?

Bradley van Xanten,
UOAQ President

Although unaware of any Adjudications etc on the meaning of the words ‘give, by hand, by post, or by facsimile’ regarding proxies you'd be best to adopt strict compliance with written votes AND with proxies.
Savil Group

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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

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