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Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter!

A few weeks ago, Leanne had the pleasure of presenting to the Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc (ISNSW) during their annual members event. The ISNSW represents land surveying, engineering and mining surveying professionals in New South Wales. Surveyors are typically responsible for setting up new developments before the strata plan is registered.

ISNSW Premium StrataOur presentation focused on commonly overlooked practical issues that can arise in the set-up of a new development, including a mixed use scheme (consisting of both residential and commercial lots). 

If not done correctly, issues can arise after the strata plan registration, causing challenges for the Owners Corporation and Strata Managers. Some of the critical documents relevant to all strata schemes include strata plans, the notations made on a plan, and the strata by-laws which govern the rules around the day to day management and housekeeping matters. We highlighted areas of concern with these documents and provided tips for surveyors to consider when setting up a strata scheme to avoid these issues from arising.

We hope you will enjoy this month's articles. As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Leanne Habib, CEO
Inger Brettle, COO


What is new at Premium Strata?

Strata Fees, Strata Levies, Management Fees. What’s the difference?

This article from our archives covers everything you ever wanted to know about strata levies but were afraid to ask. Importantly, we also explain the difference with strata management fees.

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NSW Visitor parking

Q&A Can the Owners Corporation lease out visitor parking spaces?

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: Is it possible for the owners corporation to lease out additional visitor parking spaces to a retail lot owner and if so, what would be the process?

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Emergency Lift Phone

Will my emergency lift phone services work on the nbn?

Curt Hensel, VoIPforce
A critical service that will be impacted by the nbn is the emergency lift phone service required for all buildings with lift services. But don't worry, we've got you sorted. Here's how to stay compliant...and safe!

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NSW Exclusive use

Reasonable Grounds to be Unreasonable? Questions that arise when Owners Corporations refuse to allow works

Bannermans Lawyers
Under what circumstances can an owner corporation refuse requests by lot owners wanting to perform works or have exclusive use of common property?

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10 yr Capital Works Plan

Q&A How to augment a 10 Year Capital Works Fund Plan

Peter Berney, Solutions in Engineering
Question: We don't want an 'out of the box' 10 Year Capital Works Fund Plan. How do we go about incorporating our ideas like adopting sustainable energy options, installing charging facilities for owner’s electric cars into the plan?

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Latest News

Free SCA NSW Strata Owners Seminar: Waste Management

Inger Brettle, Premium Strata
Strata Community Australia (SCA NSW) and the City of Parramatta are co-hosting a seminar focused on sustainable waste issues and solutions for strata owners including recycling, illegal dumping and bins. Event Date: 20 Sept.

The Big Drive To Make Car Parking More Versatile

Dominic Da Cruz, Perdaman Advanced Energy for The Urban Developer
There will always be a need for car parking, but how can we maximise car parking opportunities?

‘Inter-generational warfare’ means unit dwellers fail to see eye-to-eye, City of Sydney survey shows

Sue Williams and Jimmy Thomson, Domain
Deep divisions now exist between Millennial tenants and older owner-occupiers who fail to see eye-to-eye on nearly every aspect of apartment-living, with this “inter-generational warfare” signalling many more potential issues in years to come.


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