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WA: Q&A Seperate Water Meters for Apartments

John Fisher, Strata Water Solutions
Question: What is the procedure for installing seperate water meters for apartments in Western Australia?
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NSW Buying/Levies

NSW: Buying Into Strata – What is a Special Levy? (Part 2)

What is a Special Levy? A Special Levy is a one-off payment due by all owners when there’s not enough money in the trust account to pay bill/s.
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QLD: Q&A Do Apartments Allow Large Dogs? If Not, Where Do I Stand Legally?

Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal
Question: Do apartments allow large dogs? I have heard of many onsite managers having special approval for a dog, so surely there is something that can be done.
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NSW: Q&A Capital Works Fund - What Do We Need To Do Now?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: How do I get the executive to acknowledge obligations under the new legislation - have a 10 year plan, have it professionally costed, take steps to raise the required funds and commence overdue works?
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QLD: Q&A Health and Safety First Aid Kit Requirements For a Retirement Village

Peter Berney, Solutions In Engineering
Question: Is it mandatory for a first-aid kit to be supplied to the common-room of a Retirement Village in Queensland?
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WA Proxy forms

Q&A How Does Proxy Voting Work in Western Australia?

Strata GP
Question: How does proxy voting work in Western Australia? Currently there is no limit on the amount of proxies held by an individual, with the majority going to the strata manager or chairperson of the meeting.
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SA Boundary

SA: Q&A Common Property Boundary - Eaves in Neighbours Yard

Tyson D’Sylva, Ace Body Corporate Management
Question: The common property boundary for my unit block encroaches onto the next doors yard. Is it ok for the eaves along one wall of my unit to be in the back yard of the unit next to me?
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NSW ByLaw Consolidation

NSW: Consolidation of ByLaws - do this sooner rather than later

Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers
All schemes in existence before 30 November 2016 must review the by-laws for their schemes before 30 November 2017. Strata schemes need to do this sooner rather than later.
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NSW smoke free building

NSW: Why All Strata Buildings Should be Smoke Free - PODCAST

Amanda Farmer, Your Strata Property featuring Scott Walsberger, Cancer Council NSW
People who live in apartment buildings are twice as likely to be exposed to second hand smoke as those who live in single detached homes.
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Peter Berney, Solutions In Engineering
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