The latest decision in the Vickery saga was delivered on 21 April 2021 giving further clarity on lot owner’s damages claims for the owners corporation’s failure to maintain & repair common property
Has your scheme voted to enable pre-meeting electronic voting or is it considering it? Here are some benefits and downsides of using it.
From 22 February 2021 owners corporations will find it easier to pass resolutions to improve the green credentials of their buildings. This article describes the change brought in the by Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure) Act 2021.
Owners Corporations have been able to prohibit short term letting (aka short term rental accommodation arrangements) since 10 April 2020 but the are significant limits to this ability which are discussed below
On 11 November 2020 the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Does NCAT have the ability to award damages under s106? The Court of Appeal decides in Vickery v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 80412  NSWCA 284 over whether or not NCAT had the power to award damages for a breach of section 106(5) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.
The NCAT Appeal Panel have confirmed when a right to privacy argument will not be upheld in this recent case concerning a request for financial information by a lot owner
Here are six suggestions on how to minimise conflict within your scheme.
This blog considers the new duty of care for building professionals introduced by the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) as part of legislative reforms to address the building defect crisis.
This is a question I am asked about a lot. There are many reasons why you should seriously consider mediation.
As our isolation continues, a theme is developing with increasing queries about what is the situation with children playing on the common property. Let’s unpack this and consider the effect of the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020, the model by-laws, the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and the common law.