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ISO 9001:2015 – History and Changes to the Standard

Peter Greenham, Independent Inspections
What are the practical implications of the ISO 9001:2015 in today's strata management / body corporate administration company? You may just be surprised!
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NSW: Considerations when contemplating bankruptcy proceedings against debtor lot owners

Allison Benson and Nicola Bailey, Kerin Benson Lawyers
Once judgment is obtained against debtor lot owners, there are various enforcement options that may be canvassed by the owners corporation.
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NSW: Why is it important to have a Licensed Strata Manager?

Inger Brettle, Premium Strata
What does it take to become and remain a fully licensed strata manager, and why are you typically much better off appointing a well-regarded and trained professional?
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QLD: What Does it Mean to Act ‘Reasonably’?

Jason Carlson, Thynne + Macartney
Body corporate obligations to act reasonably - more to do with whether there is a logical and understandable basis for the decision rather than making the correct, best, fairest or most preferable decision.
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Negating the “Management by Crisis” Scenario!

Nigel Wraight, Thomas Wraight Pty Ltd
Automate the running of your strata building to avoid management by crisis. Many residential apartment buildings already have the technology! It just isn't being used.
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QLD: Authority levels for body corporate decision making

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
How are body corporate decisions made? There are two levels of decision making - committee level and general (either annual or extraordinary) meeting level.
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Most read article from our last newsletter!

Case Study: Insufficient Sinking Funds, Why It Happens And What It Means

Lisa Rutland,
When it comes to insufficient sinking funds there is no option but to build these funds up again, which usually means higher sinking fund levies.
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Breaking News

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Quiz: Parking madness
Parking is a hot topic in apartment blocks, with too many cars for too few spaces, parking thief commuters taking advantage of the confusion and car owners not knowing what their by-laws are. Don't leave home without trying the Parking Madness Quiz.

NSW: NSW Government's embarrassing backdown on pool fencing law
The state government has been forced into an embarrassing last-minute back down on legislation forbidding the sale of homes with pools until their safety fences have been inspected.

QLD: Cause for alarm, properties non-compliant
Over one third of all QLD agent-managed properties are non-compliant.

Chickens allowed in Auchenflower unit complex but neighbours unhappy
DOZEN chickens at an Brisbane unit complex have ruffled the feathers of locals who say they are fed up with the situation.

VIC: Noisy CBD parties prompt expert review into the short-stay accommodation industry
Complaints about raucous and violent parties being thrown by tourists renting out CBD units have prompted an independent review that could result in a ban on serviced apartments in residential towers.

WA: High-rise pool plan for Perth city
An ambitious new addition to Perth’s skyline that would see a hotel swimming pool suspended mid-air between two buildings.
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FactSheet: Strata Pets

The FactSheet is not printable, but rather full of the latest information in the form of dynamic links and/or presentations about apartment living with a pet.
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Strata Events Calendar

FEB 27
NSW: Downsizing 101 - New Workshop for Empty Nesters

MAR 17
SCA (WA): Lot owners Forum

MAR 19
(NSW) LEGAL UPDATE – Drafting Strata By-Laws

MAR 24
WA: Green Gurus - Sustainable Buildings in the City of Vincent

MAR 25 - 26
Total Facilities Expo

MAR 27
(WA) Green Gurus - Sustainability in WA Housing Workshop
Sustainable Residential Tower set to Commence after Two Week Sell-Out - See more at:
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