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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

NSW Selling Common Property

NSW Q: A by-law was created for exclusive use of part of a common area. The lot is now for sale and the owner is advertising the room as part of the sale. Is it legal to advertise this as part of the sale?

Yuhao Gu, Omega Legal
QLD Smoking Near Synthetic Turf

QLD Q: We’ve installed synthetic turf in an area of common property. As this is only a small part of the shared common ground, can we make this a smoke free area?

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal
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WA Unfinancial Proxies


WA Q: Can a proxy of an unfinancial lot owner be counted as a quorum for an AGM? What section of the act shows this?

Jordan Dinga,
Abode Strata
VIC Owner’s Corporation approval

VIC: Do you need Owners Corporation approval for installation of soundproofing seals to the existing timber front door of the unit?

Joel Chamberlain,
Horizon Strata Management Group
Westside Fire Services
NSW Furniture on Common Property

NSW Q: A lot owner in our small block has placed outdoor furniture on common property. Three out of our four lot owners say this is OK. Is it a matter of majority rules?

Rod Smith,
The Strata Collective
WA Strata Reform Seminar 3

WA: Strata Reform Seminar 3 - Presentation Slides

Leonie Milonas,
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers
Tower Body Corporate
QLD Contacting the Body Corporate Management Company

QLD Q: Is only the Chairperson allowed to contact the Body Corporate Management company?

Tammy Lynch, Tower Body Corporate
NSW Floor Renovation Approval

NSW: I’m renovating my unit’s flooring. The flooring has magnesite and needs to be repaired by the Owners Corporations first. Should they draft the bylaw for the renovation?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata

Last Edition's Star Articles

NSW Auditing

NSW Q: Our Strata Manager tells us it is not really necessary to have our scheme audited. Are they correct in saying so?

Andrew Terrell, Bright & Duggan
QLD Lack of Committee Involvement

QLD Q: How can we encourage lot owners to be more involved in the complex?

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal

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22 Sep, 7:30 – 10:30 am AWST

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16 Sep, 10 am ACST
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