Question: Our strata was involved in a matter with the Lands and Environment Court. The Barrister’s fees were never approved at an EGM. Who is responsible?
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The fear stems from strata communities having to struggle with social distancing rules, due to the proximity and density in which they reside, and common facilities they’re required to share, increasing the risk of transmission.
The restrictions on physical attendance have changed the way that litigation is commenced and progressed. These FAQs address common queries in relation to commencing and progressing litigation in the current climate.
In order to accommodate the financial position of owners, it may be necessary to revisit budgets to reduce expenditure where permissible under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015. These FAQs provide some solutions for addressing these issues.
Covid-19 has had significant impacts on the ability of owners corporations to conduct their affairs as they have historically done, including how they run meetings, arrange inspections of their books and records and even execute documents.
A strata manager may want to record meetings of the Owners Corporation to ensure the accuracy of the meetings’ minutes. Whether an owners corporation’s meetings are held in person or by electronic means however, the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 will have to be taken into consideration.
Question: Does our Strata Scheme need to submit a tax return? Our ONLY income is from the owners corporation fees for maintenance and administration. Does this mean there is no assessable income?
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are forced to shelter in our apartments and homes. The need for adaptive solutions for our strata communities has never been more critical. The economy is being placed into hibernation, but strata cannot hibernate. We are facing an unprecedented challenge and must have a coordinated effort to get through this.
The press has stated short term accommodation arrangements have been banned. There’s also been conflicting information about lockdown laws and closing facilities like pools. We provide some clarity.
Question: Does a NSW Strata Committee have the authority to shut facilities and restrict access to Common Property areas?