In response to the fires in Greenfell Tower in 2017 and in the Lacrosse Building fire in Melbourne in 2014 and concerns over combustible cladding on buildings the NSW government […]
The simple answer is that it depends on the type of work you would like to do and what by-laws apply to your scheme. The 2015 reforms brought in a […]
Understanding what you will own and what rules apply is vital in community title schemes. Understanding community title and, if need be, a change of approach may mean the difference between a harmonious community and a disgruntled community.
I came across an article recently that spoke about reasons not to buy a property. One reason not to buy was if you did not know what strata title or […]
I’m pleased to announce Chris Kerin of Kerin Benson Lawyers has (finally) finished his book on ACT strata law. It was launched this month and is available for $49.95 + […]
An increasingly common question from lot owners and developers following the introduction of Part 10 of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (NSW), the part dealing with strata renewal, what […]
How long must you keep owners corporation records? And what records must be kept?
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 […]
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 […]