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By-law enforcement

QLD: What does the future hold for by-law enforcement?

Jason Carlson,
Thynne + Macartney

An issues paper was recently released by a team engaged by the Queensland Government to review the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld).
The deadline for making a submission is fast-approaching (30 January 2015). If you haven’t had the time to read the 65 page issues paper, here is a summary of some of the issues it explores:
Should bodi…..
building inspection report

NSW: Avoid the Hassle when Buying into New Developments…

Edwin Almeida,
Just Think Real Estate

A building inspection report could save you tens of thousands of dollars. How to avoid being burnt.
When we think about building inspection reports, we often refer to a report that is conducted and only relevant to older homes. Older homes are sometimes referred to as secondary stock, dwellings that have been up for more than just a few years
I believe it’s ti…..
retirement property

Retirement Property Survey: People Look for Better Lifestyle and Great Design

Bettina Deda,
Downsize With Style

A survey of 1,068 people visiting the Seniors Housing Online website shows that the retirees of today and tomorrow are looking for well-designed apartments close to infrastructure and amenities and are focusing on improving their lifestyle during their retirement years.
Demand is changing as the baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965, are starting to re….Read more…..
rectification order

ACT: Guide to Obtaining a Rectification Order

Christopher Kerin,
Kerin Benson Lawyers

This document gives a brief outline of what occurs in the process of obtaining a rectification order from the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA or otherwise known as the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate) against a building licensee (including a nominee of the builder).
The information contained in this guide is for informational purposes only and is current as at 17 July 20….Read more…..
executive committee members

NSW: Executive Committee Members – How Broad is their Personal Liability?

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger,
Bannermans Lawyers,

An executive committee is responsible, under the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (SSMA), for assisting its owners corporation with the management of its functions. Generally, a decision of the executive committee is taken to be a decision of the owners corporation. However, an executive committee cannot make cer….Read more…..
renovating your apartment

NSW: 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Renovate Your Unit

Michael Pobi,
Pobi Lawyers,

1. Why do I need a by-law?
By-law 5 of the model by-laws in Schedule 1 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (“the Act”) prevents an owner or occupier from “damaging or defacing” any structure that forms part of the common property, unless the written approval of the owners corporation is first obtained.
If the works are of a “minor” nature an ordinary resolution motion c….Read more…..
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