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Community education seminar- Next speaker announced

With North QLD seminar dates fast approaching it is time to announce the final speaker set to take the stage alongside Trevor Rawnsley  & Jason Carlson  at the Strata Community education seminars in Cairns, Airlie Beach & Townsville. Focused predominantly on dispute resolution, who could be better on a debating panel that is working towards…

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The return of Penalty Interest is good news for Bodies Corporate

The return of Penalty Interest is good news for Bodies Corporate In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, State governments across Australia introduced legislation to help limit the financial impact. In Queensland, that legislation meant that Bodies Corporate could not charge penalty interest on unpaid levies for the period from 25 May 2020 and 30 April…

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SUNSHINE AND GOLD COAST SEMINARS NEXT WEEK

There is still time to register to attend the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Strata Education Seminars taking place next week. With an expected audience of 80+ and a speaker line-up larger than we have ever had before, these two events are not to be missed! Both seminars will tackle ‘The Great Strata Debate –…

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Keyboards don’t have feelings

In June 2021 I attended the SCA National Conference in Adelaide.  It had me out of the office for almost an entire week.  Upon touching down in Adelaide, I realised that I had forgotten to put the “Out of Office” notification on my e-mails. I moved past the mild anxiety I began to feel when…

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Body Corporate Managers, Committee Members and Resident Managers commissions and other benefits

Committee members, caretaking service contractors (i.e. resident managers) and body corporate managers have a number of disclosure obligations.  These obligations were revised with the regulation updates which came into effect on 1 March 2021.  In this article, we will focus on these disclosure obligations to assist bodies corporate with achieving compliance. Benefits received by committee…

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Community Educations Seminars – Next Speaker Announced

Here at Smart Strata, we are preparing to make waves as our lineup of speakers gets stronger by the week. The panel so far consists of Andrew Suttie – Nicholsons Solicitors, Trevor Rawnsley – ARAMA, Jason Carlson – Grace Lawyers and adjudicators Juliette Nairn – OMB Solicitors and Chris Irons – Strata Solve.  Our next…

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Energy and Water Ombudsman (Prescribed Energy Entities)

Amendment Regulation 2021 (Queensland) On 28 February 2022, the Energy and Water Ombudsman (Prescribed Energy Entities) Amendment Regulation 2021 came into effect. The amendments insert two new sections into the Energy and Water Act 2006 (Queensland). The changes affect any individual or company that run an embedded network in Queensland and are an ‘exempt seller’.…

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Trading Exclusive Use Agreements

Back in the heyday of my youth, when Donkey Kong was cutting edge gaming, we used to spend our lunch breaks playing with Kiss (the American glam metal band) cards. The cards were only available in Donruss bubble-gum packets, which proved a challenging acquisition for a metal-mouthed yours truly who was forbidden from indulging in their sugary goodness. Somehow,…

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COMMUNITY EDUCATIONS SEMINARS – NEXT SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

The Great Strata debate is essentially the gift that keeps on giving. Over the past 3 weeks, we have announced some highly regarded, well-known specialists within the Strata community who will be taking the stage as adjudicators and panelists for the upcoming Strata Community Education Seminars. This has included Chris Irons – Strata Solve, Juliette…

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COVID-19 Legislation Expiry

Whilst it seems like an age ago, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (2020) was introduced almost two years ago on 22 April, 2020.  This Act, as you may be aware granted sweeping powers to the Chief Health Officer and along with several other Acts introduced emergency provisions to help various industries manage the financial impact…

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