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living with less

Living With Less Podcast

Bettina Deda,
Downsize With Style

I have been working on a downsizing campaign with Howard’s Storage World over the past six months. In this podcast, I speak with Cathy Player about the two downsizing case studies published in the July catalogue, storage concepts for apartment living and how to participiate in the Downsize With Style Facebook competition.
The first prize is a one-hour free consultation with me including a signed copy of my book. Additionally, there will be four more books up for grabs.
If you hav….
off the plan

Top Ten Tips For Buying A Strata Unit “Off The Plan”

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger,
Bannermans Lawyers

Buying a strata unit “off the plan”, before it has been built, has long been common.
As compared with buying an existing property, there are many potential benefits, e.g. good pricing offered by developers needing to satisfy finance requirements, potential capital gain during the period between signing the contract and settlement, possible government first home buyer assistance, flexibility regarding floor plan and inclusions and mo….Read more…..
strata title reform

Strata Reforms are the new black: Reform on the agenda around the country

Allison Benson
Kerin Benson Lawyers

Maybe I have been watching too much Orange is the New Black, but it really does seem that all around Australia strata reform is on the policy agenda. In NSW, it looks like the process that began in late 2012 may soon come to fruition with both the draft Strata Schemes Development Bill & the draft Strata Schemes Management Bill released this week for a (gasp) final round of consultation which is due to end on 12 Aug….Read more…..
nsw strata law reforms

NSW: Strata reforms update

Media Release
NSW Fair Trading

The draft Strata Schemes Development Bill 2015 and Strata Scheme Management Bill 2015 have been released for public consultation outlining the Government’s proposed strata law reforms.
While there have been several amendments to the legislation over the years, this is the first major reform of strata laws since the Strata Titles Act was made in 1973. Reforms will bring strata laws into the 21st century and will create a modern framework for residents liv….Read more…..
apartment pet policy

What is your apartment pet policy? Does it work for you?

Thank you again to everyone who participated. The response was not quite as strong as from our recent smoking on balconies poll, possibly suggesting that pets are not as controversial an issue in strata as smoke drift.
Poll Question: Do you have a pet living in your apartment, & if so, did you seek approval from your body corporate?
Almost half of the responders do not own a pet, and are happy to keep it that way! However, over 10%….Read more…..
nsw building defects

NSW Building defects and maintenance

Jamie Killorn,
K&S Building Maintenance Systems

Every building has experienced defects and general ongoing maintenance issues. How you deal with them can make or break your building.
Under the Act common property must be repaired and maintained at all times. This can be done in a timely manner or some executive committees may wish to delay the process. If the common property defect affects a lot (apartment), delays can only be considered if an agreeme….Read more…..
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