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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

Timely Reminder to All Strata Owners and Residents

QLD: Smoke Alarms - Timely Reminder to All Strata Owners and Residents
Tammy Lynch, Tower Body Corporate

We are all spending more time at home. With the onset of winter, heaters and electric blankets are being switched on . . . so do your smoke alarms comply with current legislation?
Fire Doors, Security or Screen Doors

NSW: Q&A Apartment fire regulations - Fire Doors, Security or Screen Doors
Vincent Graham, Project Guides

Question:  Should the fire doors leading from each hallway into the fire escape stairwell be locked on the fire stairwell side? We have security concerns.
Westside Fire Services
How Do We Deal With Bullying Emails From a Lot Owner?

QLD: Q&A How Do We Deal With Bullying Emails From a Lot Owner?
Chris Irons,
Hynes Legal

Question: How can the body corporate handle a lot owner who has a recurring habit of sending immature and bullying emails to anyone they have had a disagreement with?
New Strata Reforms Make Solar For Strata Easy and Safe

WA: Q&A New Strata Reforms Make Solar For Strata Easy and Safe
Tristan Cockman, Justice Legal Pty Ltd
& Chiara Pacifici, CP Collaborative

Question:  What are the legal requirements in a 50 unit strata complex, where 7 units have rooftop solar panels installed? Are they required to install digital or smart meters?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
General Meeting Notice Requirements Prior to the Meeting

ACT: Q&A General Meeting Notice Requirements Prior to the Meeting
Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Question: Can a motion that requires a special resolution be passed at an AGM by a reduced quorum that was not notified prior to the meeting?
Maintenance & Safety

NSW: COVID-19 Legal FAQs: Strata Solutions & Toolkit – Maintenance & Safety
Bannermans Lawyers

OCs still have strict obligations, particularly in relation to the repair and maintenance of common property. These FAQs will assist owners in complying with their duties safely and effectively.
Property Audit & Assurance
Inner Brisbane real estate
Rob Honeycombe and our friends at BeesNees City Realty have prepared a market wrap for the Brisbane's Inner City real estate market - May 2020. As restrictions lifted, Brisbane’s property market started returning to normal in May. Here are some of the latest stats and market insights.

Last Edition's Star Articles

Body Corporate Voting Rules - What You Can and Can't Do
Can Owners Corporation committee decisions be reconsidered?

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Blacktown City Council: How to combat bad and anti-social behaviour in your apartment building using by-laws [WEBINAR]
11 June, 10 - 11:30 am AEST

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24 June, 6:30 - 8 pm AEST

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