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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Closing The Strata Pool and Gym Because of Coronavirus

NAT: Q&A Closing The Strata Pool and Gym Because of Coronavirus

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal and Tyrone Shandiman, Strata Insurance Solutions
UPDATED DUE TO RECENT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS. Question: Should we close pool and gym at the schemes for the safety of all residents? 
We Suspect our Strata Manager is Mishandling Finances

NSW: Q&A We Suspect our Strata Manager is Mishandling Finances

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Our Strata Manager refuses to show lot owners the trust fund. Are they obligated to show us? We suspect the Strata Manager of mishandling the finances.
Westside Fire Services
Can You Be An Executive and Ordinary Committee Member

QLD: Q&A Can You Be Both An Executive and Ordinary Committee Member?

Peter Hunt,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: Can someone be both executive and ordinary member if they have received the necessary number of votes at the AGM?
Proxy Voting, Harvesting and the Validity of the Proxy Form

WA: Q&A Proxy Voting, Harvesting and the Validity of the Proxy Form

Andrew Chambers,
Chambers Franklyn Strata Management
Question: Does an invited guest of a Lot Owner have the right to speak/comment on Special Business issues? They were not given proxy rights according to the AGM Minutes.
CV-19 and Committee Leadership

QLD: CV-19 and Committee Leadership
Bradley van Xanten, UOAQ President

We look at two complexes where the initiatives being taken by their respective committees in relation to CV-19 are striking. What's happening at your complex? 
Contract Tips and Traps for Owners Corporations

NSW: Contract Tips and Traps for Owners Corporations

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
We look at some common traps owners corporations fall into in their service contracts with building managers, caretakers, cleaners, and lift maintenance and fire safety services companies.
Savil Group

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QLD: COVID-19 Communication for Bodies Corporate

Jane Wilson,
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Neighbour Day

Did you know this Sunday is Neighbour Day?

We thank The Knight for this positive message about looking out for those around us:

This annual celebration of community encourages people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Even in these tricky times of self-isolation and social-distancing it's always possible to connect with your community.

Why not drop your offer of help into the letterbox of those on your floor? Or give someone access to that spare Netflix profile you don't use? We have 5 ways you can support your neighbours from afar.

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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.

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