strata building management

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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Noisy Pipework

Noisy Pipework – Who Must Maintain It? 

In the recent case of Haramis v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 51923 [2023] NSWCATCD 15, a lot owner sought an…

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Strata Fees

What Do Your Strata Fees Include?- NSW

ThIts firstly important to understand what Owners Corporation fees are?  Paying Owners Corporation fees is a fundamental necessity of living in a…

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To Cook or not to cook

To Cook, or Not to Cook?

In the recent case of Franklin v The Owners—Strata Plan No. 87497 [2022] NSWCATCD 210, the applicant was an owner of a…

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6 steps to overcome strata disputes

6 Steps To Overcome Strata Disputes- NSW

It is inevitable that in strata living strata disputes will arise as everyone is different with their own values, interests and relationships. As a rule of thumb, the…

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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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Pet Disputes

PET DISPUTES: AN ANIMAL IS MORE THAN ONE ANIMAL

Bruce v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 98803 [2022] NSWCATCD 83 The recent decision in Bruce v The Owners Strata Plan…

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My By-Law Has Been Passed – What Next?

My By-Law Has Been Passed – What Next?

Once your by-law has been passed by special resolution at a general meeting of the Owners Corporation, there is one…

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Proposed Laws

Proposed Laws to Give NSW Building Commissioner Power

An owners corporations duty to maintain and repair defective common property in NSW is likely to undergo a major change…

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