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Strata News from Tower Body Corporate

After a long, hot and wet summer, it seems that April and the Easter break has come around quickly. 
Hope you will enjoy some time off and relax, recharge and refocus on the important things in life. Like family, friends and your own wellbeing.
In this newsletter we share articles which provide indepth answers to questions we often receive.

  • Proxy Votes - should you give your vote to someone else?
  • Important questions to ask when buying into a Scheme
  • Pets in Strata Schemes - what are the rules?
  • Great resources for our Lot Owners to save time
  • Fun things to do on the Gold Coast this April

If you have a question or need some help, don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards

Kelly Borell and team at Tower Body Corporate

Proxy Votes: should you give your voting right to someone else?
Gathering proxy votes is common practice in bodies corporate. It’s a way for active lot owners to gain more votes for something they want.   But there can be downsides.  Find out the pros and cons and everything you should know before giving your proxy vote to another lot owner.

Questions to ask when buying a lot in a scheme
Don't be caught out.  Before the contract on your new lot is due to settle, make sure you have all the information you are entitled to receive, and more.  You may not be told everything you need to know, so we recommend asking these questions so there's no nasty surprises after settlement.
Are you using our Owners Portal?
Lot owners in Schemes managed by Tower Body Corporate have access to our Owners Resources area.  This provides very useful online self-service features like access to financial records, meeting minutes, bylaws, reports and certificates, forms and a secure facility to pay your levies online. it saves a lot of time, and helps the environment by reducing the need for printing.
Pets in Strata Schemes
Some body corporate schemes adopted by-laws that state all animals are banned from the scheme, only to have lot owners challenging the validity of the by-laws down the track. So, what is a reasonable response to handling the issue of pets in strata schemes?

A selection of events that you and your family might enjoy in the beautiful Gold Coast region.
    • The Festival of Film, Music and Dance - 3-9pm 6/4/19.   A celebration of the evolving film industry on the Gold Coast. Hear the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra and Eisteddfod grade school bands performing musical themes from popular films. To add to the movie madness, local dance groups will perform routines reflective of famous dance movies. Surfers Paradise Beachfront

    • Gold Coast Triathlon - 6:00 AM-11:30 AM, 6 and 7/4/19. Saturday sees athletes take to the track for the National Aquathlon Championships. Sunday events double as the Triathlon Australia National Championships and attracts double points as a qualifying event to compete for Australia at the World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2019. This event is also the Triathlon Australia National Championship for Paratriathlon and TWD. Fishermans Lawn, Broadwater Parklands

    • Mudgeeraba Street Party 2019 - 10:00AM-3:00PM, Sunday, 7/4/19.  Enjoy more than 100 displays from local businesses and community groups or sit back, relax and hear live musical performances from 10am.  Check out the famous street parade through town, the live music in The Village Green and heaps of other family activities and free entertainment. Mudgeeraba CBD

    • Harlem Globetrotters World Tour - 7:00-9:00PM, Thursday, 11/4/19 .  Original Harlem Globetrotters are globally known for their amazing feats on the basketball court, incredible humour, generous acts of goodwill and providing endless entertainment. Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, 296 Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara

    • 'Hunt For A Cure' Easter Egg Hunt - 8:30AM-12:00PM, Saturday, 20/4/19. Braden Lamb - LJ Hooker/Cystic Fibrosis QLD (CFQ) 'Hunt For A Cure' Easter Egg Hunt 2019. Easter Egg Hunt with split age groups, sausage sizzle, pony rides, jumping castle, reptile show, face painting, food and coffee vans. Mudgeeraba Showgrounds - 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary

    • ANZAC Sports Challenge and Family Day - 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, 25 April 2019. A great family day out with over 20 sports (netball, touch rugby, cricket, baseball, touch AFL, basketball, rugby 7s, soccer and other activities) being played on the day, plus commemorative activities.   Surfers Paradise AFL Club

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