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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: Strata Community Association (NSW) Professional Standards Scheme 

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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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266. Committee member tag team & beware outdated agency agreement

Reena discovers an experienced strata management company relying on an out-of-date template agency agreement and I remind committees that co-owner ‘tag teams’ are not on.  Links mentioned: Get the transcript here!  Section 34 – Acting members of strata committee – Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) Section 31 – Subsection 4 – Persons who are

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265. 4 steps to a successful strata mediation

Mediation is something most owners, committee members and managers are likely to experience at some point in their strata journey. In this episode, I share my tips for a successful mediation, including:   how to find out if you need to mediate at all why I don’t file supporting documents with a mediation application who

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264. A strata manager’s guide to engaging a strata lawyer

In answer to a listener question, Reena shares her best practice tips for owners corporations engaging strata lawyers, including how to ensure expectations are set and met and owners are not overcharged. Plus I share a recent client win in a ‘pets case’, one which should have arrived much earlier than it did. Links mentioned:

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263. It’s strata QandA time: LIVE from Town Hall House (replay)

When delivering education sessions face-to-face, “question time” is always my favourite part of the evening. This week, I’m bringing you the recording of the QandA session held at the end of my July 2019 presentation for City of Sydney Council.  I give my answers to audience questions such as: are we responsible for relocating residents

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262. When the strata lawyer volunteers for the committee

QLD strata lawyer Andrew Suttie and I are pondering precisely what it is that makes a strata lawyer join their own strata committee. And what could possibly go wrong when they do… Links mentioned: Get the transcript here!  Prior to venturing into the law, Andrew completed a Science Degree and an honours thesis in Marine

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