This article sets out some of the important matters a committee must consider before proposing and approving changes to any car parking arrangements.
There are three recommendations in the ACCC final report that strongly impact strata, and then a handful of other relevant recommendations.
In strata land, one person’s party can quickly become a neighbour’s nightmare. What do you do about a party that is getting out of hand?
From 1 May 2020, a strata company that wants to make a new by-law, or amend or repeal an existing one, must consolidate all of its by-laws.
There is a strict statutory obligation for lot owners to pay and pay on time. If contributions are not paid on time or at all, the consequences can be expensive and severe.
A marina berth can be a selling point for a community title scheme – if the body corporate is on the water, a marina berth is a great way to give lot owners direct access to the rivers and canals, and space to moor a boat (or jetski).
It’s essential to have access to good guidance on dealing with defects in strata properties – but this isn’t always easy to find. UNSW worked with the Strata Community Association (NSW) to produce a free guide to rectifying defects.
When lodging an Adjudication Application with the Commissioner be careful what you ask for and how you ask or your Application may be thrown out.
More than one million people in NSW are being invited to have their say on how laws can be changed to improve the experience of the growing number of people living and working in strata communities.
Question: Is the strata manager responsible for tenants and owners complying with the strata bylaws?
This article is less about why and how CMS’s are created but explains why this document is so important to all lot owners in body corporate facilities.
This article about strata resolutions has been supplied by Bannermans Lawyers. Strata owners corporations will, over time, need to make decisions about a wide range of matters. Some decisions can be made by the strata committee or by the strata managing agent under delegated authority, but the most important decisions will need to be made […]
The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance & Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 September 2020.
The Act applies to Class 2 buildings and buildings including a Class 2 component. These are typically multi-storey, multi-unit apartment buildings.
On Monday 30 November 2020 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is scheduled to hand the Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry final report to the Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg.
From 1 March 2021, several changes are being made to the regulations relating to committee membership. Aside from outlining the differences this will mean for committees, this article seeks to highlight the rationale for the changes and potential benefits.
Owners Corporation Act 2006 – Sect 69 Annual General Meeting An owners corporation must have an annual general meeting if it receives or pays out money in any financial year. The time between the annual general meetings must not exceed 15 months. That means that an owners corporation where it receives and / or spends […]
Disputes about fences are common, and they can be complicated depending on the precise location of the fence in relation to boundary lines.
Much of my work as a strata lawyer is to help schemes resolve internal disputes. Flowing from this work are some suggestions for day to day conflict or dispute management.
Question: What is the process the Body Corporate Committee will need to follow to change to another Embedded Network Operator?
This article about the approval and registration of renovation by-laws has been supplied by Michela Alesse and Allison Benson, Kerin Benson Lawyers. The process to authorise major works in a lot within a strata scheme can be complex and it normally involves the adoption of a special by-law making the lot owner responsible for any […]