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Strata Management

Minding Your Own Business

Bailey Compton,
Leverage Australia Solicitors

Strata management is starting to undergo a massive change. It has been creeping along for some time, but it’s only in the last two weeks, that I’ve seen images of a new emerging trend. It is well known that we are an ageing population. It is also equally well known that people are living longer, and not just living for longer, being able to live better for longer. People now can exercise for longer, make love for longer a……… Read more…..

NSW: Timing is Everything – Count the days in an AGM or you won’t be Counting the Levies

David Bannerman,
Bannermans Lawyers

In a recent decision in The Owners – Strata Plan No 62022 v Sahade [2013] NSWSC 2002 the Supreme Court agreed with the Local Court that a levy was not validly raised because the meeting was invalid because the notice period was one day short of what it should h………. Read more…..
Management rights

What does the Privacy Act mean for management rights?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

By now, most of you may know the Federal government’s Privacy Act 1988 (the Act) has been amended. It applies to basically every business in Australia. If you are caught by the amendments there are now 13 Privacy Principles which you must abide by. The amendments deal primarily with the collection, use and disclosu ………. Read more…..

NSW: Do I Need a By-Law to Renovate My Unit?

Michael Pobi,
Pobi Lawyers

FAQ: I want to renovate my unit and the owners corporation’s strata managing agent or executive committee has directed me to obtain a by-law. Do I need a by-law?
The starting point is to understand the effect of By-law 5 of the model by-laws in Schedule 1 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (“the Ac………. Read more…..
Swimming Pool Laws

NSW: Update – Changes to Swimming Pool Laws

David Bannerman and Mark Pollinger,
Bannermans Lawyers

A previous article addressed amendments to the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (“the Act”). There have been some developments, in which owners of properties with pools may be interested. This includes owners of lots in strata schemes which have a pool. In particular: The commencement dates o………. Read more…..
Body corporate

QLD: The 5 Areas Where Body Corporates Go Wrong

Lisa Rutland,

For the most part body corporates are well managed, fiscally sound, have a great mix of residents and make for great investments. Sometimes though, they’re don’t and the results can be incredibly costly and stressful. Problems come up in all sorts of areas, some easily dealt with, some not so much, and sometimes things just go com……… Read more…..

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