As from 1 July 2020, new laws apply to disposal of goods abandoned on common property and association property of strata schemes and community associations.
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Determining the level of detail to include in a renovations by-law can be a daunting experience. To ensure relevant obligations are met, engage suitably experienced service providers.
Does the owners corporation have the right to repeal a common property rights by-law granting exclusive use or special privileges over common property to a lot owner without obtaining the written consent of that owner?
Question: We need extensive repairs to the car park. As we all own equal shares of this area ie one car space plus common property, why should we pay based on lot entitlement rules?
On 8 July 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services released a document entitled Restricted Activity Directions. So, what should your owners corporations’ do if short term letting operations are still happening in your building?
Committees have a statutory obligation to enforce the body corporate’s by-laws. However, by-laws are often forgotten about until they are actually needed to be enforced.
Need a renovation by-law? Ensure your by-law contains sufficient information for the Owners Corporation to be fully informed about your works and also includes clauses that sufficiently protect the interests of the Owners Corporation.
The Appeal Panel decisions have confirmed that, in most cases, no pets by-laws are valid and enforceable. The decisions also have broader implications on other types of by-laws which prohibit conduct in a strata scheme.
One of the areas of change in the WA Strata reforms was in simplifying the process around dispute resolution. This article looks at some of the reasons why disputes arise and how two key changes in the Act should make it easier to resolve them.
Question: Can a motion that requires a special resolution be passed at an AGM by a reduced quorum that was not notified prior to the meeting?