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Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter!

This month we present you with the third installment in our series of bite-sized articles covering popular topics. In our headline article we cover smoking in strata buildings.

As always, you will also find a number of other strata related articles which we believe might be of interest to you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We will be happy to assist you!

Leanne Habib, CEO
Inger Brettle, COO


What is new at Premium Strata?

What are the rules around smoking in strata buildings?

The new legislation introduced in NSW in November 2016 recognised that smoking may cause nuisance or hazard to another person. It also introduced a new model by-law regulating smoke drift. It offers two options to restrict smoke penetration in by-laws. If neither option A or B is selected, option A will apply.

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Noise complaint

Q&A Noise Complaint Letter to Strata

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: I have issued a noise complaint letter to strata, but the noise from the water pump in the wall has not been resolved. What is the next step to settle this matter and let me get a good nights sleep?

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Maintain Common Property

Q&A Statutory Duty to Repair and Maintain Common Property

Pierrette Khoury, Turnbull Bowles Lawyers
Question: Our apartment is having rising damp repairs carried out. Are we required to contribute to the cost to repair and maintain common property?

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trust Account

Q&A Who Can Access the Strata Trust Account?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
In country NSW many of the strata managers are sole traders. If our Strata Manager dies, how can we gain access to our strata trust account?

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New Strata Manager

Q&A Appointing a New Strata Manager. Do We Wait For Our AGM?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: We are looking at resigning our current strata manager and appointing a new strata manager. What are the procedures we need to follow? Do we have to wait until our AGM to do this?

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Latest News

Fire and Emergency Services Levy Deferred Indefinitely

Christian Lingga, CRM Brokers
On Tuesday 30th of May, the NSW Government announced the indefinite deferral of the introduction of the Fire & Emergency Services Levy.

Five apartment developments that revolutionised the way Sydneysiders live

Stephen Lacey, Domain
Some developments were controversial, others inspired us to abandon the quarter-acre block. All of them changed the way we lived.

Bullies in strata committees, and how to shut them down

Jimmy Thomson, Domain
How do you stop a loud-mouthed bully from dominating a strata committee? You know the type; they assume their way is the only way and shout and scream like a spoilt child – or sneer sarcastically like a pantomime villain – when anyone suggests an alternative.


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