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Pet Application Form

Like most of you, we also love having a loyal companion by our side when we are at home. However, many establishments have strict laws on pet ownership, depending on the property. Many properties will accept pets with a various different constraints. You will need to review your dwellings rules to establish what pet you […]

What times are residential noise restrictions in place?

What times are residential noise restrictions in place? The Protection of the Environment (Noise Control) Regulation 2008 covers neighbourhood noise laws. There are time restrictions on when noise from residential premises should not be heard inside a neighbour’s residence. An offence occurs if the noise continues after a warning has been given by the council or a […]

Who lives in apartments?

A recent study conducted by NSW Land Registry Services shows that in NSW alone 15% of the population live in an apartment. That’s 1,129,464 out of 7,564,945 people. The following are some interesting insights into the report: 40% of all people living in apartments in NSW were born in Australia, with 13% coming from either China or India and the […]

Be careful – Wrong jurisdiction means you can win, but still loose

The Supreme Court has recently ordered a lot owner who succeeded in litigation against an owners corporation to pay the owners corporation’s costs because the dispute between the parties could have been dealt with by NCAT. This is one of the first times a litigant has been punished by an adverse costs order for approaching […]

Get to know the Strata committee members roles and responsibilities.

Being elected to a Strata Committee (SC) can be an actually life-changing decision so owners should ensure that they know and make sure that they become fully prepared for what’s involved. Under the NSW Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 the chairperson, secretary and treasurer have certain functions, some of which are listed below: Chairperson Presides at all meetings (takes […]

Strata management survey results

Over 1,000 owners in strata were asked if to their knowledge have any of the above defects ever been present in their strata scheme More and more city-dwellers choose to live in apartments so they can live in more accessible locations. In the order of three and a half million Australians now live in multi […]

Residential noise restrictions

What times are residential noise restrictions in place? The Protection of the Environment (Noise Control) Regulation 2008 covers neighbourhood noise laws. There are time restrictions on when noise from residential premises should not be heard inside a neighbour’s residence. An offence occurs if the noise continues after a warning has been given by a council or police […]

Selecting a Strata Manager

Each property and property owner has various needs, expectations, geographic influences and more. Finding a strata manager to suit your requirements is essential, here are some things to look for when selecting your next Strata Manager: Communication, Professionalism and People Skills Honest and transparent communication is a must. Knowing that your Strata manager is telling […]