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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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QLD Cars on Common Property

QLD: Q&A Body Corporate Rules for Cars on Common Property
Hayley Gath,
Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: We have an owner who drives a truck into the common property. The truck runs over edging and damages plants on the way in and out of the complex.
NSW Who Do I Contact for Repairs to Common Property?

NSW: Q&A Who Do I Contact for Repairs to Common Property?
Pierrette Khoury, Khoury Lawyers

Question: In our commercial unit, there have been leaks for many years and we can't seem to get them fixed. What action can I take to get repairs carried out as the condition of the building is ruining our office and some of our stock?
Property Audit & Assurance
VIC Maximum Number of Tenants Allowed in Apartments

VIC: Q&A Is There A Maximum Number of Tenants Allowed in Apartments?
Joel Chamberlain,
Horizon Strata Management Group

Question: New tenants moved into the small one bedroom unit above mine. There are five adults and two children. This has substantially increased noise and I'm concerned about overcrowding. What do I do when the owners corporation is unconcerned?
SA Late Levy Payments

SA: Q&A Late Levy Payments & Making Up the Deficit

Tony Johnson,

Question: Can a strata manager force (by threatening with court action) an owner to pay extra fees to cover the non-payment of another owner?
NSW Renovations By-Laws

NSW: Renovations By-Laws – How Much Detail Do I Need To Include?
Bannermans Lawyers

Determining the level of detail to include in a renovations by-law can be a daunting experience. To ensure relevant obligations are met, engage suitably experienced service providers.
QLD Duties of a Building Manager

QLD: Q&A Duties of a Building Manager
Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: If a caretaker agreement clearly specifies a particular task is to be completed by the caretaker can the Committee vary the agreement? If not, what would be the process?
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers

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NSW: Round 2 of City of Sydney Grants and Sponsorship is Now Open
Owners corporations in the City of Sydney area are eligible to apply for building operations and ratings and assessment grants. The second round of the 2020 grants program is now open for:
  • environmental performance
  • matching grants.
Applications for these programs close promptly at 5 pm, 31 Aug 2020.
You can discuss your application or project idea and decide what program is best for you in a 15 minute Q&A meetings on Zoom
  • Tuesday 11 August
  • Wednesday 19 August
Find out more about applying for the Grants Programs here.
Have your say on barriers to installing sustainability infrastructure for apartments, townhouses and villas in NSW
The 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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: WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]
Part 2: 13 Aug, 2 pm

: WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]
Part 3: 20 Aug, 2 pm
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