Building management

STRA Under the Microscope – Have Your Say!

STRA Under the Microscope – Have Your Say!

Short-term Rental Policies Under Review As the NSW Government grapples with the housing crisis across the state short-term rental accommodation…

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AFSS

Annual Fire Safety Statements Demystified

Many Owners Corporations (“OCs”) have only a limited understanding of what an Annual Fire Safety Statement (“AFSS”) is and what…

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REPAIRS V IMPROVEMENTS TO THE COMMON PROPERTY: WHEN IS A REPAIR A REPAIR?

Put another way what is the standard of repair for owners corporation repairing common property? This is a tricky question…

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Extensions of Time & Renewal of NCAT

Extensions of Time & Renewal of NCAT Proceedings: Non–Compliance with Orders

Work Orders for Defects/Incomplete Works In NSW, residential homeowners can make a claim in the New South Wales Civil and…

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Strata Scheme is Being Sued

Your Strata Scheme is Being Sued for $850 Million

Lot Owner Claims Damages of $850 Million! Generally we use these  bulletins for educational purposes,  but it’s getting toward that…

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Who Pays for Repairs and Maintenance

Who Pays for Repairs and Maintenance of Owners Corporation Property: NSW 

Farewell to confusion—presenting your quick reference guide. The following determines who pays for repairs and maintenance of Owners Corporation property….

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Waterproofing failures

Waterproofing failures in water retention tanks within buildings can result from a range of factors.

Buildings and their components can undergo settling and movement over time. This can place stress on the waterproofing system. It’s essential that the chosen materials and system can accommodate these movements to prevent the development of cracks and system failure. Like any component in a building, waterproofing systems have a limited lifespan.  Over time, they may naturally deteriorate due to aging processes. Routine maintenance and, if necessary, replacement, can ensure the long-term integrity of water retention tanks in buildings.  The choice of waterproofing materials is paramount. The selection should be based on the specific requirements of water retention tanks. Using inappropriate materials can undermine the system’s ability to withstand continuous exposure to water and the chemicals commonly found in these tanks.  Opt for high-quality, purpose-designed materials such as PVC or cementitious membranes.  Water within retention tanks often contains chemicals and minerals that can be corrosive to waterproofing materials. Over time, these substances can lead to degradation, causing the waterproofing system to lose its effectiveness.  Even with top-tier materials, a proper installation process is critical. This entails meticulous surface…

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Retrofitting EV Charging

Retrofitting EV Charging Equipment Vs Practical Protection of People and Property

Current regulations do not generally require involvement from building surveyors, fire engineers or the local fire services in the installation…

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BUILDING MANAGERS

BUILDING MANAGERS: HOW TO TRANSFER OR TERMINATE AGREEMENTS

This is a short note on transferring or terminating building management agreements under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015. TRANSCRIPT…

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BBQs

BBQs, Pools, Gyms, Summer! Get your By-laws Right!

BBQs, Pools and Gyms By-laws Hot summer weather and the festive season is upon us and what a better time…

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