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 […]
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 NSW strata reforms are almost complete with draft regulations being released for comment. This has re-ignited interest in strata and we have received a number of calls and emails […]
The long awaited strata reforms in NSW are just around the corner. With the draft regulations out for public consultation there should be nothing stopping the regulations being finalised and […]
Before I start I have a confession. As a former long term resident of a strata building in Manly I have personal experience of holiday accommodation mixing (or not) with […]
Trees in strata and community schemes can be a huge issue. Although we need them trees can cause neighbourhood disputes when they overhang or they interfere with your neighbours plumbing system, fence, retaining wall or even building foundations.
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” […]
With the gale force winds and torrential rain overnight cutting power, trains and flooding roads this is a quick refresher for owners corporation’s and lot owners on what their respective […]