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WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]

Part 1: 2 pm, Thurs 6 August 
Join us and learn about the key changes. This free webinar will outline key information and delve further into certain areas of the Act that affect those within strata. Whether you’re a Lot Owner, Strata Manager or Service Provider this webinar is for you!
*** 0.5 SCA CPD Points (1.5 points for the entire series) ***
For this session, we will be joined by Rochelle Castro of RC & CO Lawyers.
Find out more and register here

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NSW  Common Property Defects

NSW: Q&A Common Property Defects and Reimbursement for Repairs
Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

Question: Fire updates within our complex Led to the installation of a box cover over my bathroom vent which caused massive problems with mould in the bathroom. How can I get this fixed?
QLD Body Corporate Voting Rules

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

Question: When completing a secret ballot can I use a plain envelope and write the necessary details on it before putting in the envelope addressed to the returning officer or must I use the envelope included?
Savil Group
WA Why Do I Need A Strata Manager?

WA: Q&A Why Do I Need A Strata Manager?
Shane White, Strata Title Consult

Question: We are a 95 site strata-titled caravan village. The Landgate site says the amended STA does not require us to employ a strata manager. Do we need to have a volunteer strata manager? I assume this would have to be an owner?
VIC Water Damage Insurance Claims

VIC: Q&A Water Damage Insurance Claims and The Excess in Strata Properties
Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Question: I had a copper pipe burst in my bathroom floor. What is the building insurance claim process and what is the role of OC vs OCC?
Cameron Facilities
QLD Bylaws, General Rules & The Act

QLD: Q&A Bylaws, General Rules & The Act
Chris Irons,
Hynes Legal

Question: Our bylaws state we are responsible for maintaining and painting the complete exterior. Which takes precedent? By-laws or registered Standard Format Plan?

NSW: First Steps for Reporting Apartment Building Defects
David Chandler OAM,
NSW Building Commissioner

Owners corporations and their advisers have a duty of care to ensure defective buildings are being dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner to help protect existing and future owners.
Express Glass

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Have Your Say

Have your say on barriers to installing sustainability infrastructure for apartments, townhouses and villas in NSW
NSW Government invites you to participate in an online survey to share your views and experiences about installing sustainability infrastructure in your building.
By ‘sustainability infrastructure’, we mean solar panels, batteries, smart meters, efficient hot water systems, electric vehicle charging stations and other emerging energy innovations (such as energy management services).
The survey takes 10-15 minutes and will assist the NSW Government to better understand the best ways to remove barriers for owners, tenants and owners corporations wanting to install sustainability infrastructure.
Survey closing 11.59 pm, Sun 9 August. Find out more via this flyer.
By completing it you will be entered into a prize draw for an iPad Air 64GB valued at $779, to be held on the 17th August 2020.
NATSCA COVID-19 Strata Pulse Survey
COVID-19 has changed the way we work and do business. One significant change for the strata management sector has been the way committee meetings are organised, with many committee meetings now being offered flexibly or online via teleconference.
SCA is trying to gather information about the number of organisations undertaking online committee meetings, their effectiveness, lot owner experiences and the future of flexible, online meetings.
This information will aid our understanding of the sector’s response to COVID-19 and aid our advocacy efforts and we would welcome your valuable input.
Please take the short 3-minute survey today!

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LookUpStrata: WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]
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