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Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter, the last one of the year!

Recently we celebrated 10 years of Premium Strata! From humble beginnings to what we are today, all thanks to you: our valued clients! So much has changed over the past decade, and we are very proud of what we have achieved and what we continue to stand for: industry leading service backed by our obligation free trial period, backed by our Diamond Class Service. You can read more about 10 years Premium Strata in this month's lead article.

Before we go, we wanted to let you know that our office will close for the Festive Season from Friday 15 December 2017, and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018. In case of emergencies please refer to your Emergency Contact list in the lobby of your building. If you require the assistance of a strata manager, please call our office on 9281 6440. Our phones will be diverted to one of our Licensed Strata Managers.

We hope you will enjoy this month's articles. Our next newsletter is due out in February 2018. As always, let us know if you have any questions.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year!

Leanne Habib, CEO
Inger Brettle, COO


What is new at Premium Strata?

Premium Strata's 10 year anniversary

This month we celebrated Premium Strata’s 10 year anniversary! We are proud of what we achieved and what Premium Strata stands for, and wanted to share this overview with key events and achievements.

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Q&A Can Strata Tow My Car? Threats from a neighbour!

Leanne Habib, Premium Strata
Question: I have an unregistered vehicle in my designated parking space. My neighbour has threatened to tow the vehicle. Can Strata tow my car?

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Is Consent Required for the Installation of Timber Floors?

Bannermans Lawyers
It is commonly thought an owner requires authorisation for the installation of timber floors under of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015. Is this correct?
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Q&A Installation of Sun Shades for strata unit balcony

Inger Brettle, Premium Strata
Question: What are the requirements for the installation of sun shades for apartment balconies where they were not on the original Development Application?

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Q&A Bylaw Review – What if no changes are required?

Inger Brettle, Premium Strata
Question: There does not appear to be any information on what (if anything), owners’ are required to do during their Bylaw review process, should they determine that no changes are warranted.

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Latest News

Employee of Premium Building Management wins award!

Inger Brettle, Premium Strata
On 23 October 2017, John Gabor won the Rotary Club of Parramatta City Pride of Workmanship Award 2017. John works as a building manager for our sister company Premium Building Management.

Gaping loophole in new NSW strata rules exposed after resident ripped up her carpet

Sue Williams, Domain
Apartment-living could descend into chaos if a gaping loophole just revealed in the new strata legislation isn’t plugged as a matter of urgency, it’s been claimed. Owners who took action at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) against a resident who broke the bylaws by ripping up her carpet and using the concrete slab as noisy flooring discovered, to their horror, that it could not, under current rules, impose a fine on her. 

Going green enters “no brainer” territory for strata sector

Willow Aliento, The Fifth Estate
There’s a new level of awareness about sustainability in the strata sector, and solar energy and electric vehicle charging are the hot emerging trends, according to Green Strata president Christine Byrne. Byrne told The Fifth Estate a few years ago hardly anyone was looking at even simple efficiency measures like changing lighting to LEDs. Now it is common for owners corporations to have already implemented the switch.

Are We All Getting It Wrong? Unauthorised Works: Who Is Responsible For Repairing Them?

Adrian Mueller, J. S. Mueller & Co Lawyers
An owners corporation must in general properly maintain and keep in good repair all common property in its strata scheme. But what happens when an owner makes alterations or additions to the common property without the consent of the owners corporation? Who is responsible for maintaining and repairing those unauthorised alterations and additions: the owner responsible for them (who may have sold his unit long ago), the current owner or the owners corporation?


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