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.
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Noise can have a real impact on our lives. What noise restrictions exist in NSW and what can you do about noise?
The NSW State government is in the midst of a review of the state’s laws relating to short term letting. Until the NW government passes new legislation in this area, […]
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.” […]
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 […]
What is a dividing fence? If your fence divides your property from a neighbouring property the Dividing Fences Act 1991 (NSW) may apply. This Act applies to all “dividing fences” […]
By-laws (called Rules in the ACT) are the rules that we must live by when we live in a strata or community title scheme. They are the fourth tier of […]
What powers does an owners corporation have to enter your lot? What powers does an owners corporation have to enter lot property in an emergency? What constitutes an “emergency”? What […]
Parking is a huge issue. What can you do to solve your current parking issue and prevent future nightmares? Here are six alternatives