Posted Nov 18, 2013 Power to the People – Strata Reform Update: Position Paper Released in November 2013

On the 14th November 2013, the Minister for Fair Trading, Anthony Roberts, released the Strata & Community Title Law Reform Position Paper setting out proposed reforms designed to improve strata living in NSW. The key message of this new Position Paper is that the current strata laws are out dated and need to be modernised.…

Posted Jun 27, 2013 Understanding HOW Insurance

June 2013 Home Owners Warranty Insurance is a complex area of law that has had numerous amendments over the years. It is important to be aware of the key dates when managing any building with defects to avoid missing critical deadlines. Introduction As from 1 May 1997, New South Wales has the following 2 schemes…

Posted Mar 18, 2013 What you should know about Owners Corporations

Strata Managers are well aware that Owners Corporations have an obligation under Section 62 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996, to manage, upkeep and repair common property. Dealing with defect claims When issues of defects arise, Owners Corporations must act in order to discharge their statutory obligations. The problem facing Owners Corporations however is…