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WA Reform Education Sessions [Webinars]

Part 1: 2 pm, Thurs 6 August **Last Chance to Register**
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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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

NSW Is Your Marina Covered by Strata Insurance

NSW: Q&A Is Your Marina Covered by Strata Insurance?
Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Question: Do you have information on Marina insurance attached to strata lots?

Answer: It depends on whether the marina is for personal or commercial use.
QLD Management Rights Agreements

QLD: Q&A Extensions and Assignments of Management Rights Agreements
Mario Esera, HWL Ebsworth

Question: We've recently changed to standard module and our caretaker has requested a 5 year top up. If we decide the top up request is reasonable, are we allowed to go beyond the 10 year restriction given we are now Standard?
Strata Insurance Solutions
WA Can Strata Demand a Copy of My Tenancy Lease

WA: Q&A Can Strata Demand a Copy of My Tenancy Lease?
Brian Rulyancich,

Question: Can strata demand to sight a lot owner's lease? Our apartment by-laws state that only the name and duration of the tenancy is required.
ACT Common Property Boundary Lines

ACT: Q&A Where do my Common Property Boundary Lines Lie?
Jan Browne, Bridge Strata

Question: There are varying views about what is the owners’ property, what is common property and where the boundaries are. Can you please clarify this?
Cameron Facilities
NSW Apartment fire regulations

NSW: Q&A Apartment fire regulations - Fire Doors, Screen Doors, Access
Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

Question: We need to shave a little off the bottom of our entry fire door to install new floorboards. Is strata responsible for modifying or replacing the fire door, since the front fire door is common property?
QLD COVID-19 Strata Regulations

QLD: Q&A COVID-19 Strata Regulations & Government Announcements

Chris Irons,
Hynes Legal

Question: Is the Body Corporate required to provide hand sanitisation stations in strata buildings in Queensland?
Property Audit & Assurance

Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Oppressive or Unreasonable Strata Bylaws
NSW Maintain and Repair Common Property

NSW: Q&A Duty to Maintain and Repair Common Property
Rod Smith, The Strata Collective

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Have Your Say

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.
NSW: Have your say on barriers to installing sustainability infrastructure for apartments, townhouses and villas *** Survey Closes Sunday ***
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.
NSW: Need a Fire Safety ByLaw?
The OCN has a fire safety bylaw available for sale exclusively to members for $220 (incl GST). This is a comprehensive by-law covering fire safety in your building, including the rights and obligations of the Owners Corporation and individual lot owners regarding fire equipment.  
The by-law has been drafted by an experienced strata lawyer and has taken into account input from our expert speakers. A Fact Sheet for further information can be found here.
Email [email protected] for more information.
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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14 Aug, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

: Compliance Series 1: All Things Water 
27 Aug, 2 - 5 pm

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