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Strata Voting

Interested in digital strata voting? We’re looking for strata management groups to talk to

We are a startup called ElectMaven developing a digital strata voting platform. We are looking for strata management companies who can help us understand our customers needs. Is that you? If so, we have a very special offer for you.
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Latest Articles

QLD conflict of interest

QLD: Q&A Is it a Conflict of Interest for the Chairman to be a Paid Caretaker?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Can a lot owner be both the caretaker and the Chairman of their scheme? Is this a strata executive committee conflict of interest?
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NSW Developer reforms

NSW: Strata Managers connected with developers are ineligible for appointment

Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers
One of the most significant changes that will come into effect with the NSW Strata Reforms is that a developer or person who is connected with the developer cannot be a strata manager for 10 years after the strata plan is registered.
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Gas storage strata

Breaching Gas Bottle Storage Requirements in Strata

Peter Greenham, Independent Inspections
The use and installation of large gas bottles have been a topic of discussion for a number of strata schemes in the last couple of weeks. Have you assessed this at your scheme?
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QLD: Q&A Approval for Hail Damaged Strata Roof Repair

Amanda Hoy, Strata Vote
Question: For a roof repair, does the Body Corporate need 2 quotes and if a specific amount is not specified, is the motion out of order?
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NSW valid meetings

NSW: Q&A Committee Secretary Duties - Are the Meetings Valid?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Our secretary does not issue a notice and agenda details of the meeting to owners on our notice board or by any other means. By breaching committee secretary duties, are the meetings and decisions still valid?

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The Immense Power Held by Strata Owners - PODCAST

Amanda Farmer, Your Strata Property featuring Cathy Sherry
We discuss the immense power our State Governments have given to private citizens - strata lot owners - in the form of the power to make bylaws.

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wa Staged Developments

WA: Reforms Reduce Delays in Staged Developments

A staged strata developments are schemes that are developed in stages, rather than one which is already complete when the plan is first registered.
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Balcony safety

4 Tips - Balcony Safety Ideas

Hollie Bell, Anti Grabbity
Four balcony safety ideas for owners corporations and individual lot owners to use as a checklist, helping to keep balconies safe in your building.
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Did you know......NSW Reforms

There  are  just  29 - yes 29 - days  until  the  NSW  reforms  kick  in!

Wondering how you will keep up with the changes to Legislation over the next few months?

Which Acts are changing and when? How can you easily access the new Acts?

See the 'New South Wales' tab on our Strata Legislation page for details about the upcoming changes to NSW Legislation. This information has been provided by Leanne Habib, Premium Strata.

Don't forget to bookmark the page - it's an excellent resource and one of the most viewed pages on our site!



DesignWA: For a Better Built Environment

Western Australian Planning Commission
Design WA is a State Government initiative to ensure good design is at the centre of all development in Western Australia. It aims to create cities, towns and neighbourhoods where people want to live, work and socialise, now and long into the future.
Comments on the draft Design WA set of policies can be made via the online feedback form until COB 20 December 2016.
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'Defect Reports' - E16 Strata 101: From Buying off the Plan to Your First Strata Meeting

Michael Teys, Block Lawyers
While an essential document if written properly, according to Michael Teys, a defects report should do more than list every crack and creak in a building.

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NSW Q&A building report

NSW: Q&A Owners Corporation Refuse to Release Building Defects Report

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Our Owners Corporation will not release a building defects report detailing defects to our terrace. Floor tiles are drummy and water damage is now occurring.
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Queensland: Have Your Say

Property Law Review – Have Your Say On Body Corporate Issues

A review of Queensland’s property laws is being conducted by the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of QUT for the Queensland Government. 
QUT has recommended that a new system for dividing costs in community titles schemes be adopted.
The Government would like to hear from the community and industry about whether they consider QUT’s recommendations to be a fair and practical.

Submissions Due: COB 23 Dec 2016

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More transparency for tenants who could be exposed to loose-fill asbestos Domain

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NSW: Abandoned Goods and Illegally Parked Motor Vehicles on Common Property – NSW Strata Law Reforms Lawyers Chambers

Strata office demand rises as supply declines SMH

QLD: Queensland developers demand NSW-style forced sales of strata units Domain

VIC: Home Business run from apartment disrupting neighbour Dockland News

Experts have crunched the numbers to figure out which apartment on The Block is the best investment

Minister gives mixed signals on apartment sizes CBD News

WA: Perth property experts: Your guide to buying apartments off-the-plan PerthNow

Ugly South Perth high-rise battle ends in developer win WA Today


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SCA (WA): Return To SAT

Nov 4
SCA (SA): 2016 CHU Strata Community Awards

Nov 8
SCA (WA): Lot Owners Forum

NSW Fair Trading: Strata reforms information seminar (Hurstville)

Nov 9
Green Gurus: Sustainability in WA Housing

NSW Fair Trading / SCA: Strata Legislation Roadshow (Parramatta) Strata Managers

Nov 10
NSW Fair Trading / SCA: Strata Legislation Roadshow (North Sydney) Strata Managers

SCA (WA) Golf Day

NSW Fair Trading / SCA: Strata Legislation Roadshow (North Sydney) Strata Owners

Nov 11
SCA (WA): 2016 Symposium

Strata in Conversation: QLD Body Corporate Law Review & FNQ Issues (Cairns)

Nov 15
NSW Fair Trading: Strata reforms information seminar (Albury)

Nov 17
NSW Fair Trading: Strata reforms information seminar (Queanbeyan)

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