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wasting body corporate money

QLD: How to waste a body corporate’s money

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
When it comes to body corporate spending, a committee's mind set should be to treat it like their own. If they were spending it from their own pocket, would they contemplate the action?

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elevator maintenance

Elevator performance and maintenance go hand in hand

Andrew Batynski,
ABN Lift Consultants

How is your elevator performing? Maintenance of elevators: Any lift is an extremely complex system with hundreds of mechanical and electrical parts that must be maintained on a regular basis.

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living with less

Living With Less Podcast

Bettina Deda, Downsize With Style author
This podcast showcases two downsizing case studies explaining the benefits of introducing great storage concepts for apartment living with less.
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buying off plan

Top Ten Tips For Buying A Strata Unit "Off The Plan"

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger, Bannermans Lawyers
Buying a strata unit “off the plan”, before it has been built, has long been common. However, there are many potential risks.

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strata reforms

Strata Reforms are the new black

Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers
With the release of the draft NSW Strata Reform bills, we look at the state of play for strata title reform across Australia.

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NSW Strata reform

NSW: Strata reforms update

NSW Fair Trading
Government’s proposed NSW strata law reforms: draft Strata Schemes Development Bill 2015 and Strata Scheme Management Bill 2015 have been released for public consultation.

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Concrete Cancer

VIC: Better Apartments Discussion Paper

State Government Victoria
Your chance to Take the Survey or Make a Comment on this discussion paper end on 31st July. To voice your opinion, have your say over the next few days!

We are currently in the throws of renewing a large number of Strata Directory Listings. Details of renewals to follow in the next edition of the newsletter. 

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Strata Managers: Your personal safety is paramount

Apartment development in Australia dealt a blow by changes in significant investment visa rules

NSW: Strata law reform: government guarantees compensation for home owners facing eviction

Strata Smokers Stubbed out with just one word - Nuisance

VIC: Melbourne apartment rents fall as developments go up

QLD: Breaches, powerless lot owners & bullying

How Different is Queensland Body Corporate Legislation?

$100bn strata sector being left behind by other states

WA: Urban density changes here to stay, says WA Government


Queensland Waters Down ‘Off the Plan’ Protection Laws - See more at:

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building defects

NSW Building defects and maintenance

Jamie Killorn, K&S Building Management Services
What do I do if I have a defect in my apartment? Find out the steps to take when dealing with NSW building defects and maintenance.

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Strata Events

NSW: Owners Corporation Network General Meeting

SCA (WA): Lot Owners Forum

SCA (WA): Bullying, Stress and Dealing with the Angry Client

SCA (QLD):The Speed Letting Stoush (Cairns)

SCA (QLD): 360 of the Commissioner’s Office (Cairns)

Kelly+Partners (NSW): Strata in Conversation (Sydney)
SCA (QLD): The Speed Letting Stoush (Townsville)

SCA (VIC): Symposium 2015
SCA (QLD): 360 of the Commissioner's Office (Townsville)

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