Flat Chat Diary

Here is a list of upcoming strata information events for apartment owners and renters.  If you have an event for strata residents that you want to publicise, please email diary@flat-chat.com.au. Flat Chat is not the organiser of these events and communications should be with the individual event organisers

Strata Choice Free Seminars

Strata choice are running a series of free seminars over the next few months, open to all Flat Chat readers regardless of who their strata manager is. Spaces are limited so log on to the the Strata Choice website and sign up now.

Here’s what they are offering:

August 28: By-Laws & dispute seminar

Our By-Laws & disputes seminar is designed to give you a better understanding on the purpose of By-Laws. We will cover what By-Laws apply to specific schemes, and how and when they are used.  We also delve into dispute resolution and how to best deal with By-Law breaches.

Topics in this seminar include:

  • General overview of the By-Laws;
  • Breach of By-Laws;
  • Solving disputes;
  • Notice to comply;
  • Mediation;
  • Adjudication.

Click on this link to book.

September 26: The role of the Strata Committee

This seminar is geared towards Strata Committee members that may have less experience than other members, and would value greatly from additional insight into their roles, responsibilities and rights within strata management.

Learning with a reputable and acclaimed strata management company will give you the security and confidence that the information provided is up to date, credible and relevant to your needs. Because we deal with Strata Committee members on a daily basis, we are in tune with the areas of concern, relevance and what would best empower our Strata Committee members to feel more confident in making decisions in their strata schemes.

Topics in this seminar include:

  • Meeting conduct;
  • The duties and obligations of the Strata Committee;
  • The powers of the Owners Corporation;
  • The role of the Strata Managing Agent; and
  • Issues relating to risk management for Owners Corporations.

Click on this link to book.

October 18: Strata building insurance & managing finance

Our combined strata building insurance and managing strata finance seminar is designed to give you a better understanding of the insurance policies affecting the owners corporation and owners, as well as an overview on financial matters in a strata scheme.

Topics in this seminar include:

  • Mandatory insurances the owners corporation must have;
  • Optional insurances the owners corporation may wish to include;
  • Does the owners corporation insurance cover inside your apartment;
  • Do you need that insurance valuation;
  • The risks of not having the right insurance for the owners corporation, resident owners, and investor owners;
  • How are contributions levied for your strata scheme;
  • What is a capital works fund plan;
  • Management of levy arrears and payment plans.

Click on this link to book.

Queensland Seminars

The office of the Commissioner for BCCM is inviting you to the upcoming free seminars organised for Central and North Queensland – Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns – in late August / early September.

This is a great opportunity for owners in these regions to engage with staff and the Commissioner, who will be personally presenting at the Mackay and Rockhampton event.

Please see the timetable below. You can register by going to this page and clicking on the register button next to the event .

Note: If the BCCM Office does not receive a minimum of 20 registrations the event will be cancelled and those who have registered will be advised via email.

Tuesday 28 August 2018, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Souths Leagues Club

181 Milton Street


Wednesday 29 August 2018, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Rockhampton Leagues Club

Cnr George and Cambridge Streets



Tuesday 4 September 2018, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Brothers Leagues Club

14 Golf Links Drive


Wednesday 5 September 2018, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Brothers Leagues Club

99-107 Anderson Street


Click here for registration links.

City of Sydney – Strata Skills 101

The City of Sydney Strata Skills 101 workshops are suitable for owner-occupiers and renters and cover everything from the hand-over of new units to living with pets. All workshops are free to attend and will be held in an accessible building in the city. They are limited to 50 participants each, so get in early. Visit strataskills101.com.au for more details.




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