Tag Archive for: strata

The recent NSW Court of Appeal Decision of The Owners – Strata Plan No. 74232 v Tezel [2023] NSWCA 35 (“Tezel”) determined that the two-year limitation period imposed by section 106(6) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA”) begins from the time at which the owner was first aware of the type of loss that is the subject of the complaint…

Electric Vehicles (“EV”) have increased in popularity as we have become more sustainable, environmentally friendly and reduced our transport costs. This blog discusses Electric Vehicle Charging in relation to Strata Laws…

Changes to strata and community scheme laws start on 30 September 2022. The changes cover electronic voting for meetings and using an electronic form of the seal when executing documents.

Strata schemes in NSW are now required to lodge an annual return with the Department of Fair Trading. We cover what you need to do to comply.

Strata schemes in New South Wales will be required to lodge an annual return with the Department of Fair Trading from 1 May 2022. Failure to do so may give rise to a fine for the owners corporation.

Two lot strata schemes are very common these days, however they do present unique and special challenges compared to your ordinary apartment/villa type strata schemes. Our blog takes a look at these in further detail.

“You can’t park here, it’s visitor parking only”…. It’s a comment that rings out regularly throughout strata schemes, sometimes in the form of a note on the windscreen, but owners corporations are rarely aware of their power to prevent residents from parking in visitor car spaces. This parking issue will only become more widespread as the number of large strata schemes increase, as visitor car spaces are often required as part of an application to develop and construct a new residential strata scheme.

Our blog takes a look at abandoned vehicles on Common Property and what your rights are in regards to this.

Statutory warranties would under the Home Building Act 1989 (HBA) have been the main basis for defect claims against builders. Many owners had hoped that the passing of the Design and Building Practitioners Act (DBPA) in 2020 would provide a stronger legal avenue for claims against design and building practitioners. Our blog explains more…

By-laws can often become a headache for everyone involved in strata. Our blog takes a look at by-laws in further detail and why it is important that they are clearly drafted and easily interpreted.