Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal Question: The exhaust for the fire pump diesel engine is directed into the basement car park and fills the car park with fumes and smoke when tested once a month. Who do we chase to have the work rectified?
Dan Slattery, www.stratalawservices.com.au Question: Our building has a residential Building Manager who pays a small amount of rent on his apartment. Does a portion of his rent need to be declared on my tax return?
A recent High Court case has cast doubt on the scope of jurisdiction of NCAT and other tribunals to hear disputes between residents of different states. This is potentially a significant problem for strata schemes, especially those near a border.
Tower Body Corporate Even though you own the Unit, there are processes you need to follow to ensure you don’t compromise the structural integrity, contravene any of your Scheme’s By-Laws, or undertake unauthorised work.
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NSW: Short-term-rental Accommodation Reforms
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Department of Customer Service are seeking feedback on the draft instruments and Regulations that will introduce the state-wide planning framework and mandatory Code of Conduct for short-term-rental accommodation (STRA). The proposed changes are outlined in a Discussion Paper, which also seeks feedback about introducing a new industry-led STRA property register. Public feedback is invited up to 11 September 2019.