Short-term letting: an update on changes relating to strata schemes

Short-term letting: an update on changes relating to strata schemes In September 2017 we published an article about the uncertainty that had arisen by amendments to the Strata Living Handbook published by NSW Fair Trading dealing with an owners corporation’s power to make a by-law to prohibit or restrict short-term [...]

By |2020-04-15T17:54:10+10:00April 15th, 2020|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Short-term letting: an update on changes relating to strata schemes

Recovery of levies in strata schemes – changing of the landscape due to COVID-19

Recovery of levies in strata schemes - changing of the landscape due to COVID-19 The economic impact of COVID-19, and the changes to bankruptcy and insolvency laws made by the Australian Federal Government, will require owners corporations to reconsider the way they collect overdue levies from lot owners.  This article [...]

By |2020-04-15T17:54:39+10:00April 15th, 2020|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Recovery of levies in strata schemes – changing of the landscape due to COVID-19

Doggone Disputes: What is the status of no pets by-laws?

Doggone Disputes: What is the status of no pets by-laws? Is a by-law that prohibits the keeping of animals in a strata scheme invalid? Two recent decisions of NCAT suggests that may be the case. But what about the basic habitation rights of owners who want to live in a “pet [...]

By |2019-11-07T12:09:20+11:00November 7th, 2019|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Doggone Disputes: What is the status of no pets by-laws?

Important changes to time required for service of notices

Important changes to time required for service of notices There have been recent important changes to the date for deemed service of documents by post that affect notice requirements for meetings. In this article we briefly describe those changes and how they affect strata schemes.

By |2018-12-11T09:26:47+11:00December 10th, 2018|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Important changes to time required for service of notices

Short Term Letting By-Laws – Are They Valid?

Recently, NSW Fair Trading updated its Strata Living Handbook suggesting that owners corporation’s are unable to restrict an owner from letting their lot, including short term letting, and that the only way short term letting can be restricted is by council planning regulations. NSW Fair Trading suggest that any by-laws regulating these matters are invalid.  [...]

By |2018-12-10T16:59:52+11:00September 27th, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on Short Term Letting By-Laws – Are They Valid?

Works & Works By-laws under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

1.      Introduction On 30 November 2016 a suite of new laws relating to strata schemes will come into force including the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA 2015”), the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (“SSDA 2015”) and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (“SSMR 2016”). This paper is a summary of the new legislation in relation [...]

By |2018-12-10T16:59:10+11:00November 7th, 2016|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Works & Works By-laws under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

Recovery of Levies under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

1. Introduction  On 30 November 2016 a suite of new laws relating to strata schemes will come into force including the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA 2015”), the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (“SSDA 2015”) and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (“SSMR 2016”). This paper is limited to the operation of the new legislation in relation to the recovery of contributions (levies). [...]

By |2018-12-10T16:58:17+11:00November 4th, 2016|Papers, Resources|Comments Off on Recovery of Levies under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015