The issue of what conduct can constitute defamation has been a topic for the NSW Courts recently. The case of Raynor v Murray  NSWDC 189 in the District Court related […]
In a decision handed down yesterday, the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal has held that the Tribunal does not have the power under section 106(5) of […]
Gisks is the first reported case dealing with smoke drift in a strata scheme following the 2015 reforms. This blog discusses that case.
For instructions to be followed, they need to easily understood, likewise, we believe by-laws should use language and a structure which is immediately apparent and understandable, avoiding the use of […]
Section 60 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) places a responsibility on strata managing agents of strata schemes to report the following matters at annual general meetings: Whether […]
NSW’s First Strata Renewal Decision Unpacked: Valuations
On 8 August 2019, the Land & Environment Court, handing down the first decision in respect of giving effect to a collective sale under the strata renewal provisions of Part […]
There has been much in the news lately about building defects. In between reports on dangerous cladding causing fires (Grenfell in the UK, Neo200/Spencer Street in Melbourne) and structural cracking […]
If you own and live in, or work in a strata scheme, then you should be aware that if you want to do certain work to your lot or to […]
Strata meetings provide a forum for lot owners to voice their concerns and opinions and to have input in important decisions regarding the strata plan. There will undoubtedly be occasions in which a lot owner is unable to physically attend a meeting to exercise these rights, which is where the use of a voting proxy may be beneficial.