Remedial Building

Ban Smoking without a By-law

Can you Ban Smoking without a By-law?

Restricting or Banning Smoking in Strata Smoking in strata buildings is a hot topic as Queensland grapples with a proposal…

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Good Renovation By-Law

The Importance of a Good Renovation By-law

Good renovation by-laws will protect all parties such as the owners corporation, the lot owner (and future owners) plus ensure…

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Types of Cladding

The Different Types of Cladding – 6 Options For Your Building

Cladding systems are external wall systems that can be applied to the outside of buildings. They are used on both…

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A Glimmer of hope Owner's Loss

A GLIMMER OF HOPE OWNER’S LOSS OF RENT CLAIM TIME BARRED

The rainfall New South Wales has experienced over the last 18 months has led to an increase in the number…

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Passing on Unnecessary Costs

PASSING ON UNNECESSARY COSTS CAUSED BY OWNERS & OCCUPIERS – HOW FAR CAN YOU GO?

Managing unnecessary costs or charges to strata schemes caused by owners and occupiers can be a major source of frustration…

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Flooring By-Laws

Flooring By-Laws – Are They Harsh?

According to the recent case of Norman v The Owners Strata Plan No 60182 [2022] NSWCATCD 152, they are not. The applicant…

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Damages Claims Against Strata and Building Managers

Damages Claims Against Strata & Building Managers

A recent decision of the Appeal Panel of NCAT has not ruled out the possibility that NCAT may be able…

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Supreme Court Rejects Owner's Claims for Damages

SUPREME COURT REJECTS OWNER’S CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES

The recent heavy rainfall in Sydney has led to an increase in compensation claims by lot owners against owners corporations…

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Wall Cladding Exempt

Is Replacing Roof or Wall CladdingExempt Development?

Replacing roof or wall cladding, including combustible cladding might not be exempt development, why so? Individual buildings will need to…

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