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Dispute resolution in strata

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    Dispute resolution in strata

    As Sydney’s Strata Landscape Booms, Effective Dispute Resolution Takes Centre Stage. Sydney’s strata living scene is surging, with a significant portion of the population residing within strata communities —a number projected to escalate even further by 2040. As more people from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of strata familiarity come to live in close proximity, […]

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    Balancing building aesthetics
    with personal freedom

    Personalising strata balconies in line with by-laws. Observing the transformation of the apartment building we once called home from aging aesthetics to modern greys and creams was a source of pride. The painting project we undertook as a committee rejuvenated the building’s appearance and instigated a renewed sense of pride among the residents regarding their […]

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    Every Dog Has Its Day

    The Amendment to the Legislation on Pets By-Laws in Strata Following the landmark Court of Appeal decision in Cooper v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 58068 [2020] NSWCA 250 (“Cooper”) that held that by-laws containing blanket bans on pets were harsh, unconscionable or oppressive, the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA”) was amended. This […]

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    Fire safety during the festive season

    A GUIDE FOR STRATA OWNERS As the holiday season approaches, ensuring fire safety in your strata residence is paramount. Home fire safety is a collective responsibility in strata and proactive preparation can prevent potential tragedies. Consider the following checklist to safeguard your home and your community: Indoor Safety Measures Use only one electrical item per […]

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    Top strata tips for the holiday season

    As summer heralds its arrival, bringing with it the much-anticipated holiday season, it’s essential to proactively prepare your strata community for the unique challenges that this period may pose. For apartment owners and residents, the holidays often represent a departure from the usual routines of community living. To ensure a seamless and enjoyable holiday period, […]

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    Smoking and Strata

    Can you ban smoking in strata without a by-law? In a series of NCAT cases, several owners corporations succeeded in obtaining orders to prohibit or restrict smoking in strata buildings. These cases all shared a common element: the smoke from cigarettes or tobacco products was deemed a nuisance interfering with a residents’ amenity, contrary to […]

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    Disposal of waste on common property

    Waste disposal in strata apartment buildings When you live in strata and community living, such as apartments or a community estate, it’s particularly important that you are mindful of how and where you dispose of your waste. Disposing of waste incorrectly on common property is in breach of the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 and […]

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    Pets in Strata

    Are pets allowed in strata? Pets, together with parking and parties are one of the three Ps in strata and community living that is debated the world over. In recent years, the acceptance of pets as part of the strata family has gathered momentum starting with a change to more favourable pet by-laws in a […]

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