The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 brought in a new restriction on by-laws. Section 139 (1) states: “By-laws cannot be unjust. A by-law must not be harsh, unconscionable or oppressive.” […]
A strata manager client recently called to ask about what to do when a strata committee member who was also an officer of the Owners Corporation resigned. The first step […]
Are air conditioning installations minor renovations under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015?
The new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) and the Strata Schemes Management Regulations 2016 (NSW) have changed the rules regarding the approval required for different types of work conducted by lot owners. This blog aims to shed some light on the changes.
Previously, if an owners corporation wanted to enforce its by-laws it had two choices. These were: To issue a notice to comply and, if the behaviour continued to make an […]
Don’t get caught out. If you want to ensure your proxy votes are valid you should ensure your comply with the new proxy farming restrictions in the NSW strata reforms. Otherwise, […]
One of the most significant changes that will come into effect on 30 November 2016, when the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (except for part 11) comes into effect, is […]
Let’s use the example of someone repeatedly parking on common property without permission. If the scheme has the model by-laws no one can park on common property without prior written […]
Pokemon Go is all over the news with stories of people walking out onto roads into the path of cars and others being lured into areas and then attacked. Someone […]
Smoking and nuisance after the NSW strata law reforms