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Dispute Resolution – QLD

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When living in a Body Corporate, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. A badly handled dispute can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties of a Body Corporate,

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Strata Collective Sales – NSW

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A landmark court decision ordered the sale of a Sydney building following the option to approve Strata collective sales with the support from three-quarters of the building’s owners. The Strata Schemes Development Act 2016 made this first ever court-ordered collective sale possible. The legislation allowed

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Community Living

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When making the decision to purchase or rent in Strata property, living in a community is often an attractive factor. Although, once you are all settled into your home, many of us get so busy with day to day life that we sometimes forget we

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Record Keeping in Strata

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A potential buyer of a unit within a block in Moore Park in Sydney undertook an inspection of Strata documents in 2015. The records that were found were described as “terrible”. Has this happened to you and is this an isolated incident? A buyers agent

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What to Expect at Your First AGM – QLD

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1st AGM for a brand-new Scheme So you have bought your sparkling new apartment and have received paperwork from your Community Manager about something called a 1st annual general meeting (AGM). If you are wondering what this is about and if you should be involved,

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Opal Towers – Class action

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Residents of Sydney’s Opal Tower have launched a class action against the New South Wales state government. It has been more than 7 months since residents were evacuated from their homes. Documents lodged with the NSW Supreme Court last Friday revealed that owners of the

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Cladding Update – QLD

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The extended part 2 deadline has now passed. This means that all buildings that progressed to part 2 should have now completed the Building Industry Professional Statement and completed the Combustible Cladding Checklist (2). What has happened so far? The cladding regulation came into effect

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What to Look For in a Manager

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Every property is unique and can be run differently by each Committee. However, there are some attributes that your Community Manager should ideally have to ensure your scheme runs smoothly. The role of a Community Manager is to support Committees and ultimately your Body Corporate/Owners

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Cladding Victoria Update

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Following the recommendations handed down by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce on Tuesday 16 July, the Victorian State Government has announced that part of the cladding rectification works will be funded by the State Government. In doing so, Premier Daniel Andrews has provided some comfort to

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SSKB Welcomes the News from the Victorian State Government Overnight

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The Victorian State Government last night announced that in Victoria the rectification for buildings that are classified as having combustible cladding will be funded, at least in part, by the state government. The state government will then seek damages from responsible parties. Initially, it was

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Mascot Towers – Update

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Last Sunday it was announced by the state government that they would fund a multi-million dollar emergency assistance package until the liability of Mascot Towers can be determined. The package also offers interest free loans to residents of up to $400 per night to assist

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Mascot Towers Defect

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It has been one week since residents of the Mascot Towers building located in the south of Sydney were forced to evacuate. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. Access for owners and residents Following the sudden evacuation,

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Change to Queensland Health Public Swimming Pool Approvals

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It has been requested by Queensland Health that Local Governments manage the public health risks that are associated with public swimming pools under the Public Health Act. As of 1 July 2019 a new annual approval fee for swimming pools will be applied based on

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How To Conduct a Successful Meeting

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From working with people from different backgrounds and knowledge bases, to a disgruntled  owner that wants an unreasonable request granted, it can be stressful trying to hold productive committee meetings. Effective committee meetings are essential to the successful running of your Body Corporate / Owners

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