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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Reducing Strata Levies During the Coronavirus Crisis

NAT: Q&A Reducing Strata Levies During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Irons,
Hynes Legal

Question: Are Owners Corporations able to suspend non essential contracts and reduce strata levies to help get us through this terrible coronavirus crisis?
 Executive Committee Breaches Privacy By Searching Rubbish

NSW: Q&A Executive Committee Breaches Privacy By Searching Rubbish

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: I left rubbish on common property for a short period of time. An executive committee member collected the bag and went through the contents to identify the owner. Is this a breach of my privacy?
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Teleconference Committee Meetings. Can Lot Owners Listen?

QLD: Q&A Teleconference Committee Meetings. Can Lot Owners Listen?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question:  If a committee meeting is going to be held by teleconference because of the current COVID-19 crisis, are lot owners permitted to listen?
Levy Recovery Practices to Change Due to Coronavirus

NSW: Levy Recovery Practices to Change Due to Coronavirus

Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co Lawyers
The Australian Government has announced a further economic response to COVID-19. This includes changes to personal and corporate insolvency laws which will have a dramatic impact on the way overdue strata levies are recovered.
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Seeking Reimbursement for Water Leak Expenses

WA: Q&A Seeking Reimbursement for Water Leak Expenses
Brian Rulyancich,

Question: A water cylinder slowly leaked from an upper floor over a number of weeks/months and was not noticed because the apartment below was vacant. Who has to pay for repairs?
Strata Managers to Take Leading Role in COVID-19 Crisis

NSW: Strata Managers to Take Leading Role in COVID-19 Crisis

Chris Duggan, President SCA (NSW)
SCA (NSW) is asking all strata managers to take a leading role in the COVID-19 crisis and to make sure they keep themselves fully informed and self-educated on how to safeguard strata residential communities against the virus spreading.
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Last Edition's Star Articles

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
CV-19 and Committee Leadership

QLD: CV-19 and Committee Leadership

Bradley van Xanten,
UOAQ President

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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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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.

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