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Good Afternoon,

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new members.

Due to a question which was recently asked on the site about the average price of strata levies, we have been running a survey to find out about strata levies across Australia. Thanks so much to all of the people who have already completed the survey. If you are still waiting to participate, today is the final day of the survey! Please access this link to have your say - the survey is anonymous & will only take a few minutes of your time. The results will be compiled and reported in our next newsletter. I'm sure everyone is eager to see the results.

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Do you inadvertently accept unlawful voting papers?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Queensland: While the legislation changed a fraction in 2003 from what this case was decided on, the issue remains the same.  Both Standard and Accommodation Modules provide that: A voter for a general meeting may vote on a motion, other than a motion to be decided by secret ballot, in any of the following wa....
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Complete our survey - LAST CHANCE today!

Strata fees vary greatly between buildings, depending on the facilities offered at the scheme, age of the building, location…..

Are you interested in what other strata owners pay for strata levies? Then stand by for a great post. We have received some VERY interesting answers so far.

We have put together an anonymous & quick Strata Levies survey. Thanks to all of the participants so far. Today is your last chance to have your say about strata levies. Please complete the survey via this link.

The answers will be compiled and published in an upcoming blog post which will be included in our next newsletter.

Strata By-laws - Exclusive Use?

Anthony Ulijn,
Triumphant Property Services

We know from experience that one of the most painful areas of a community can be the car park. Strata Managers try their best to manage the area and ensure it is used appropriately however ambiguities in by-laws as well as personal interpretation can lead to misunderstandings and unintentional breaches. If you are having issues with your community's car park, we suggest you review the strata by-laws relating to exclusive use areas and car parks and ensure y....
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Upcoming Strata Events:

Queensland Sinking Fund Forecast (Southport)
August 26: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Queensland Sinking Fund Forecast (Brisbane)
August 27: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NSW: Make Your Apartment a Smart Block (Woollahra)
August 27: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SCA Qld Training: Successful Strata (Brisbane)
August 28 - 29

SCA WA Training: Successful Strata
August 28 - 29

NSW: Make Your Apartment a Smart Block (Sydney)
August 28: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What are the strata insurance needs of a new unit owner?

Forum question: This question was asked by one of our Western Australian members.

I am a first home owner in WA and have purchased a unit in a strata complex.
I am looking at insurance but have no idea where to begin and what I need to include. Some advice would be much appreciated.

Do you have some further advise to offer our member Agata?
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Can an owner not present at an AGM be placed on a committee?

The following question came from our new chat service:

I understood that if an owner was NOT present at the AGM, even though they may be financial, but no Proxy for them, then they could NOT be put onto the committee regardless if they wanted to be on the committee or not.

Thanks so much to Kelly Borrell, Tower Body Corporate for providing an answer.
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What are the strata responsibilities relating to telephone line maintenance?

We have been asked this question via our chat feature:

looking for information for strata responsibility for telephone line maintenance.

Read the reply via this link. Do you have any information you could add to this answer?

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