Strata News – June

All the best strata industry news from June 2020

 

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Sunshine Coast landlord forced to discount rent after QCAT rules in favour of tenant

Coronavirus, a recession and renters not paying up — here’s why landlords’ stories matter

 

Defects/Flammable Cladding

Call for reform to eliminate ‘unsafe’ apartment buildings

Building watchdog’s powers to be bolstered in bid to clean up industry

Opal residents battle Icon over $1m insurance premium

Cladding class action achieves ‘significant’ victory in Federal Court

London residents mark three years since Grenfell Tower fire

New NSW building law could be a game changer for apartment safety

Cladding removal scheme sped up to help keep tradies ‘on the tools’

‘It’s not fair’: Sydney cladding crisis threatens to ‘crush families’ financially

 

Property Market

Brisbane facing a year of apartment oversupply

Inner Brisbane v outer Brisbane property: A post-coronavirus tale of two cities

The Great Australian Population Shift: Families move out of Brisbane into new ‘golden circle’

 

General

Dogs or kids: Which are more destructive around your home?

Detectives shut down brothel at apartment complex

Mail theft: COVID-19 crims target north shore homes

Cats and dogs reign no more as pet bans return

Government to hand out $25k grants for housing construction, renovations to bolster industry

The demand for ‘lock-and-leave’ apartments- Good apartment lifestyle quotes

$2313 for burnt toast: Residents slugged with huge false alarm fees

Why trendy cafes won’t cut the mustard with lower income families

NSW launches ratings for developers in wake of HomeBuilder grants

 

SEQ- News

Couran Cove resort unit owners lose thousands after challenging council rate decision

One owner standing in way of developer Steve Anderson’s plans for 20-storey Main Beach tower on Gold Coast

Pressure mounts on Ashmore Plaza Shopping Centre body corporate to agree to pay half of security bill

Dog-friendly Broadbeach tower’s quirkiest feature

Brisbane introduces stopgap after scrapping free kerbside collection

Man, 70, attacks neighbour with cricket bat following repeated noise complaints

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