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276. New law for NSW: does your “pet” by-law stack up?

  On Wednesday this week, it became much easier for residents in NSW strata buildings to keep pets in their homes. In this episode, I unpack the new legislation, including its impact on existing by-laws that restrict the keeping of animals. Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Read the Cooper Decision here Section 139 –

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275. Electronic meeting ballots and agendas: a legal quandary

  Reena and I cover: how to complete a ballot paper “in writing” during an electronic meeting  the surprising item missing from our strata legislation  the insurer who capitulated second time around a creative solution to a long-standing noise dispute Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Regulation 10: Ballot for strata committee – Strata Schemes

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274. Building a Successful Offshore Team – with Strata Staff

  This week, Shawn Brown of Strata Staff joins me to explain the benefits of offshoring, particularly for strata managers. We discuss how to avoid a “train wreck” experience and what it takes to build a team that adds significant value for owners.  Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Shawn’s email address: shawn@stratastaff.com.au  Strata Staff

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273. What does the “2 worker” rule really mean?

  I’m bringing you an edited version of last Friday’s LIVE chat with Chris Duggan.    We cover the new Professional Standards Scheme for NSW strata managers and their staff, plus the need-to-know on the latest (and no less confusing) iteration of our Public Health Orders.  Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Your Strata Property

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272. Does an “in meeting” vote trump a “pre meeting” vote?

Reena and I cover: the indecisive voter: what happens when an owner votes one way via pre-meeting voting, then changes their mind and wants to vote the other way at the meeting? lessons from Miami and a warning to communities ignoring their repair and maintenance obligations the deep clean that went just right and the

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271. Avoid this mask-wearing mistake

A short, but important message from me this week: make sure you understand the effect of the amended NSW Public Health Order, mandating masks on indoor common property in Greater Sydney. It may not mean what you think it does.  Let’s get this right.  Links mentioned: Get the transcript here! Public health orders relating to

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270. Adjourning meetings without quorum

This week, Reena and I cover: access to CCTV footage: often controversial in our strata schemes, but what about when the footage belongs to a BMC? a refresher on the quorum rule, including when a chair must proceed in the absence of a quorum and more. And if you haven’t already, access your NSW Health poster

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269. Strata in lockdown ** SPECIAL LIVE Q&A**

I’m bringing you an edited version of my Facebook LIVE event of Tuesday evening: your need-to-know for NSW strata in lockdown, including: what the current public health order means for residents and managers how to conduct safe and legal meetings during this time whether committees can demand disclosure of positive test results or self-isolators what

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268. Cladding, committees and the other C word

Tom Bacon is my guest this week, sharing his expertise as a practising strata lawyer in Victoria. He shares: why we shouldn’t expect the Southbank townhouse transmission event to be the last we see in our strata communities how the VIC government’s response to combustible cladding is letting many buildings down the good, the bad

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