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Poll update bylaws

Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Task Force Interim Report Released

This week saw the release of the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Task Force Interim Report. With the help of Margaret Shaw, Northern Australia consumer representative, we have provided a quick summary of some of the main points.

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Poll update bylaws

SA: Is strata corporation approval needed for a temporary gazebo?

This week we received a question from a strata resident in South Australia asking about the process to erect a free standing temporary gazebo within the courtyard of a strata townhouse.

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Decision making

NSW: Decision Making in an Owners Corporations - How are decisions made? Informally over coffee or in accordance with legislation?

Allison Benson,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Strata & community title lawyers are constantly asked about the validity of owners corporation decision making. Why is this an issue?

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sinking funds

Serious Termite Damage - who is liable?

Paula Byrnes, Metropolitan Strata Reports
When it comes to termite damage strata, who is responsible for inspecting and treatment? How about access - especially if it includes cutting a hole in a timber floor?
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NSW: Cleaning House - What Can Owners Corporations Do About Unwanted Items On Common Property?

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger, Bannermans Lawyers
What To Do About Abandoned Goods On Common Property? Owners corporations and their strata managing agents have been struggling for years to find effective solutions to this issue.
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  Did you catch the group discussion happening about
Smoking in Strata? Thanks to everyone who
contributed. It is not to late to add your comment.

Smoking in apartments discussion

Mixed Media

Window locks

How to install window locks

TV personality and DIY guru, Rob Palmer shows how easy and cheap it can be to install window locks in your home and keep your kids safe from window falls.
For further information, please refer to our article Strata Window Safety Locks and Devices by Pierrette Khoury, Turnbull Bowles Lawyers

The most read article from our last newsletter?


NSW Case of the week - Toxic Mould

Paula Byrnes,
Metropolitan Strata Reports

Toxic mould in a rented apartment - who is liable for the issue? The owners corporation, the landlord or the tenant? And how bad can mould really be?

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Strata Events

QLD: Management Rights Australia Seminar (Upper Mount Gravatt)

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)

August 24:
SCA (NSW): Strata Owners Seminar (Sydney)

August 25:
SCA (QLD): BC101: Documents (Brisbane)
SCA (WA): 101 Strata Plans

Visit our Strata Events Page
Congratulations to these businesses for recently renewing their Premium Listings in THE Strata Directory!

  Watson & Watson Lawyers

Quantum United


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