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Latest Articles From the LookUpStrata Blog

NSW Car Park Storage

QLD Q: Our strata is demanding that we don’t store anything other than a car in our car spot. Is this legal? If the boxes are neat and tidy, why can’t we store them in our parking lot?

Leanne Habib,
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NAT Increases To Strata Insurance

NAT Q: Is there a regulated fixed percentage scale by which insurance companies increase their premiums each year? If so, what is it?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions
PSC Property Lync Insurance Brokers

SA Q: 5 yrs ago my unit and the neighbouring unit started to leak through the deck into the ceiling of the garage below. The builder did not correctly fix the problem and has now closed down. Where can I go from here?

Tony Johnson, Stratarama

WA Q: Can the strata company make the lot owner accountable to check internal smoke alarms if the management statement says ‘these need to be checked annually’?

Greg McCulloch, Westside Fire Services
Westside Fire Services
NSW Annual Fire Inspections

NSW Q: Annual fire inspections were just carried out. Who is financially responsible for replacement of smoke alarms in a strata building? The Owners Corp or individual owners?

Chris Chatham, Linkfire

QLD Q: If an Owner requests an improvement to common property, who becomes responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of that improvement?

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal
Point Facility Solutions

Last Edition's Star Articles

QLD Caretakers on the Committee

QLD Q: A Committee Member stands in for and receives payment from the caretakers on a regular basis when they are away. Can they stay on the committee and vote, or is this a conflict of interest?

Chris Irons, Hynes Legal
NAT Removing Indemnities in Strata Management Agreements

NAT Q: How do we get indemnities in Strata Management agreements removed?

Tyrone Shandiman,
Strata Insurance Solutions

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