NSW Q&A: Unbalanced Strata Unit Entitlements Affecting Maintenance

Question: One family owns 61% of our scheme and use their strata unit entitlements NSW to block the committee and let the scheme run down. Would this situation be classed as dysfunctional? Answer: If the 61% family prevents the Owners Corporation from complying with its statutory obligations, then this would be a strong argument for…

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Q&A: How appoint new strata manager before AGM?

A LookUpStrata reader in NSW wanted a step by step guide on the procedure to resign their current strata manager and appoint a new one. Their AGM is not scheduled to happen for some time, and the reader wanted to know whether they have to wait with the appointment of the new strata manager until then?…

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Q&A: Confirmation of minutes from previous AGM

We provided a response to a LookUpStrata readers question. The owner wanted to know whether it was always required to have a motion covering the minutes of the previous meeting. The short answer is that this is indeed the case. Read the full question and our response by following this link.

Q&A: Are executive committee paper resolutions legal?

Leanne has provided a response to a reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader wanted to know whether an Executive Committee is allowed to pass so-called paper resolutions, rather than passing resolutions a during physical meeting.s You can read the full question, and Leanne’s response by clicking here.

Tenants attending strata meetings

The team at Bannermans Lawyers have written this article summarising the requirements and rights of tenants in strata titled buildings: A lot owner is required to lodge a tenancy notice with the owners corporation/managing agent if it leases the lot, as is the lessee if the lessee subleases. The owners corporation/managing agent must record that information in…

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How should Strata Meetings be run?

We have written a new article explaining how successful strata title scheme meetings, such as Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) should be run. We cover the meeting notification, proxy’s, voting instructions, meeting quorums and typical strata motions you can expect to find on your agenda. Hit this link for the full article, and…

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Information on Strata Mediation and Hearing?

The following article was written by Turnbull Bowles Lawyers. It explains the benefits of a Mediation compared to going to Hearing in relation to a building defects claim. It will help you evaluate what is the most suitable step for your building. If a Mediation does not take place between the parties or a Mediation is unsuccessful…

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Executive Committee Nominations

The executive committee has a significant amount of power in the day to day affairs of the scheme, so needless to say, you don’t want to find out you got the nomination process wrong. Knowing if your nomination will be valid involves considering the following questions:   Who can make a nomination? Who can they…

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Top Ten Tips For New Strata Schemes

Purchasers of lots in a new strata plan find themselves members of a new owners corporation, which has a lot of work to do during the lead up to its first annual general meeting. That meeting must take place within two months of the expiry of the “initial period”, i.e. the period within which one…

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