Strata Managers often receive a request to put their name forward to be appointed as a compulsory strata manager in circumstances where there is a dysfunctional owners corporation. It can be a difficult decision to make, as to whether to agree to put yourself forward.
Two recent NCAT decisions confirm that lot owners generally do not have the right to install security cameras on common property without first obtaining the consent of the owners corporation.
Cracked walls and failing waterproof membranes are two of the common issues which owners corporations have to deal with when repair common property.
The NSW Government has announced plans to make new laws to improve the building and construction industry by making builders liable for defects in a wider variety of circumstances. They plan to impose a duty of care on builders to enable owners corporations of commercial and mixed-use buildings to take action against builders for defects.
As a strata scheme, you often have to deal not only with your fellow lot owners but also with your “neighbours” outside of the scheme – those landowners located adjacent to you. You may have had reason to deal with one or more of the examples of matters mentioned in this post – but if you haven’t, get ready. You almost certainly will at some point!