Committee Updates - NSW

As part of our value-added service, BCS Strata Management regularly provides its Committee Members with valuable information, knowledge and updates on various strata issues, topics and legislation updates.

The topics are compiled by BCS Strata Management and written with the help of our panel of strata and community title experts using their local knowledge, skills and experience.

Here we would like to share these topics with you.

(Disclaimer: The information provided in this website is a general guide only and not intended as a substitute for proper legal advice. Seek professional legal advice before taking any action. The company BCS Strata Management disclaims all responsibility and all liability for any expenses, losses, damages and costs which might be incurred as a result of the information provided by the company on this website.)

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Role and Responsibilities of Strata Managers, Committee Members and Building Managers

Executive Committee – Roles and Responsibilities

Sustainability in Apartment Living
About Proxies and Quorum at Strata Meetings Tree Removal on Common Property Visitor Car Parking
Smart Blocks

What to do in Emergency?

Debt Recovery of Levy Payments
Child Safety in High Rise Apartments Asbestos Update Emergency Evacuation Plans
Sinking Funds - Budgets Building Defects – Changes to legislation Risk Management
PEST Control Common Property  

Role and Responsibilities of Strata Managers, Committee Members and Building Managers

Running a strata scheme, especially a large one, is complex and requires experts to assist the Owners Corporation to successfully run it. Qualified experts such as a strata manager, building manager, ...

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Executive Committee – Roles and Responsibilities

This one is about the general role and fiduciary duty of the executive committee and the roles of the office bearers...

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Sustainability in Apartment Living

Following the mantra recycle, reduce and reuse has great benefits for your wallet and the environment. The idea being that we recycle resources that can be used again, reduce the amount of waste ....

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About Proxies and Quorum at Strata Meetings

A proxy is an authorisation from one person to another to represent their voting rights at a meeting...

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Tree Removal on Common Property

Trees – the lungs of the earth or view blocker and property de-valuer? Every now and then a case of tree poisoning is reported in the media...

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Visitor Car Parking

Parking disputes form one of the top three issues for many people living in strata. Mostly the parking issues are about visitors using the visitor parking for far too long...

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Smart Blocks

Smart Blocks is a national program helping apartment owners and their managers save money by improving energy efficiency in apartment buildings...

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What to do in Emergency?

Here is a list of situations which could be considered to be an EMERGENCY warranting the cost of an After-Hours callout charge to the Owners Corporation. What to do in the event of the following emergencies...

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Debt Recovery of Levy Payments

At some stage, and for a variety of reasons, an executive committee will have to pursue an outstanding debt for an unpaid levy. This can be extremely difficult as...

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Child Safety in High Rise Apartments

On 13 March 2013, the NSW Government announced a package of reforms, aimed at addressing the number of fatalities and injuries suffered as a result of children falling from windows...

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Asbestos Update

New requirements for asbestos were introduced almost 12 months ago so now is a good time to see if your building has complied and that all materials containing asbestos have been identified...

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Emergency Evacuation Plans

Does your strata building have an evacuation plan and would you know what to do in an emergency? Having an emergency evacuation plan in residential strata...

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Sinking Funds - Budgets

Every strata scheme has a statutory obligation to have a sinking fund, which is a pool of money contributed by all lot owners that covers the cost of future repairs and maintenance...

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Building Defects – Changes to legislation

The previous Act has been amended such that there is now a period of six years within which a claim must be made for structural defects and a two year period for non-structural/general defects...

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Risk Management

It is extremely important to be sure that the person you appoint as a contractor or professional, has everything in place to ensure that the building is covered in respect to risk management...

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PEST Control

The owners corporation may arrange regular pest inspections and implement pest control measures as part of the building’s maintenance program...

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Common Property - Who's responsible for what?

When it comes to building repairs and maintenance, the question arises as to whether an item is the responsibility and property of the lot owner or alternatively is part of the common property and thus the responsibility of the Owners Corporation?

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