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Welcome <<First Name>> to our latest strata newsletter - 2015!

I hope you all had a fantastic Australia Day long weekend.

Did you know that our most popular FactSheet for 2015 so far is still our information on SMOKING in strata. Have you had a chance to take a look? What did you think? FactSheet: Strata Smoking.

We are also having a great discussion about strata smoking & smoking by-laws in our LinkedIn group. Add to the discussion or just read along here. Thanks for the comments received so far.

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Retirement Property Survey: People Look for Better Lifestyle and Great Design

Bettina Deda, Downsize With Style
Retirees are looking for well-designed apartments close to infrastructure and amenities and are focusing on retirement properties that improve their lifestyle during their retirement years.
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ACT: Guide to Obtaining a Rectification Order

Chris Kerin, Kerin Benson Lawyers
A brief outline of what occurs in the process of obtaining a rectification order from the ACT Planning and Land Authority against a building licensee.
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NSW: Executive Committee Members – How Broad is their Personal Liability?

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger, Bannermans Lawyers
Executive committee members are responsible, under the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (SSMA), for assisting its owners corporation with the management of its functions.
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NSW: 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Renovate Your Unit

Michael Pobi, Pobi Lawyers
Thinking of renovating your apartment, unit or townhouse? Here are the 10 items you need to know before you begin, starting with - "Why do I need a by-law?".
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Indemnity claim quashed in trip hazard dispute

Deborah Sullivan, QIA Group Pty Ltd
Western Australian Court of Appeal rejected an indemnity claim that a building owner was negligent in failing to touch up the yellow paint on a trip hazard.
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NSW: Is a storm brewing over Sydney’s construction and property development?

Edwin Almeida, Just Think Real Estate
Sydney apartment developments and property construction will soon face major building issues, despite record high demands and appetite for new apartments.
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Most read article from our last newsletter!

Beware Strata Levies That Are Too Low!

Lisa Rutland,
Low strata fees are only good if that is genuinely how much it costs to run the body corporate. Be sure to do your homework and find out if that is the case!
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Strata Events Calendar

SCA(NSW): Annual Sailing Day Networking Event 2015

FEB 10
SCA (WA): The Role of the Council of Owners

FEB 11
SCA (WA): Strata Outlook 2015

REIWA: Selling Strata Titled Properties

FEB 13
SCA (VIC): Ballots

FEB 19
SCA (QLD): Brookfield Decision: Builders 1 - Body Corporate Nil

SCA (QLD): Masterclass: Caretaker Agreements - Brisbane

FEB 21
NSW: Owners Corporation Network General Meeting

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