“Since the commencement of amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act in November 2016, tenants have had the right to be given notice of and attend Owners’ Corporation meetings,” Nicole Unger, REINSW General Counsel, said.
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The matters to be included in capital works fund plans need to be clarified and the annual savings needed to fund anticipated expenditure should be set out.
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In the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many strata schemes were left in a position where they were unable to function because they had not passed an ordinary resolution authorising electronic meetings and voting.
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Strata management is extremely complex and regulating the sector is beyond the capacity and capability of NSW Fair Trading. This is one of the reasons why REINSW is calling for the appointment of a dedicated Property Services Commissioner.
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The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) should be amended to reference accessibility and provide guidance to Strata Committees when dealing with modification requests for disability access.
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The personal details of lot owners should not be widely available for the purposes of inspections of the strata roll and other records, or via the Strata Portal.
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A strata scheme should be required to be professionally managed where it has more than four lots or the Owners’ Corporation is managing a budget of more than $150,000.
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Office holders and members of the Strata Committee should be required to comply with a mandatory Code of Conduct and an information pack should be provided to help them understand their roles and responsibilities.
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