Collaborative housing is a really interesting development that has in part arisen due to the high costs of home ownership. I discuss here three forms of title that can be used for collaborative housing projects.
eceived an interesting query this week, and it is not the first time that I have been asked a similar question. The question was how does the Owners Corporation stop a person selling drugs out of a lot?
The strata committee’s powers are limited both by the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, by the owners corporation itself and can potentially be limited by a group of lot owners. This is a check list of those restrictions.
Changes are on the way for animals in NSW strata schemes, this article discussed case law and the new legislative provisions
This post sets out your four general options if your by-law was refused.
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