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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

NSW Why Are Strata Levies So High

NSW: Q&A Why Are Strata Levies So High?

Andrew Terrell,
Bright & Duggan

Question: We have lived in our apartment for over 2 years. We've never received any council rates. Are council rates included in levies?
Body Corporate Rules and Insurance for Duplexes

QLD: Q&A Body Corporate Rules and Insurance for Duplexes
Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

Question: In a duplex, what are the ramifications when the other party will not contribute to insurance? Is it possible to insure the duplex independently by only paying the Insurance for your duplex?
Blackburne Strata Management
VIC Who's Responsible for Repairs?

VIC: Q&A What's Common Property and Who's Responsible for Repairs?
Michael Darby,
Quantum United Management Pty Ltd

Question: Our mailboxes are located on common property. They were broken into again last night. Is their repair the responsibility of the Strata Manager?
SA Strata Maintenance Responsibility

SA: Q&A Strata Maintenance Responsibility

Tony Johnson,

Question: Can you please advise if Garage doors are included within Strata By-Laws
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
QLD  Bylaws, General Rules & The Act

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

Question: Do the bylaws need necessarily reflect the BCCM laws or can they be things that the majority of the community agree on? Do they have to be drawn up by a Lawyer or agreed to by the Commissioner?
NSW Where are my common property boundaries?

NSW: Q&A Where are my common property boundaries?
Guylaine Senat, Civium Communities

Question: According to the Sales Contract our lot includes the car spaces in the Lot description and the "total area" of our Lot. Does this mean the car spaces are owned by us, and not part of the common property?
Westside Fire Services

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Apartment fire regulations
QLD COVID-19 Strata Regulations

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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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