Strata Management News


NCAT rules Biowood cladding is combustible

In a major development for the Strata industry, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has recently held that Biowood cladding installed externally on a Sydney building is combustible and must be removed as it is a major defect.

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Become a by-law expert

Each strata scheme has its own by-laws, which are a set of rules that owners, tenants and visitors must follow. By-laws cover the behaviour of residents and the use of common property.

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Communication is key

Property managers have a hard gig, to say the least. The sheer scale of their responsibilities is staggering and professional negligence claims are, unfortunately, not unusual.

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Tenants reminded of rental rights amid the bushfire crisis

Renters whose homes have been damaged in the bushfires across the country are being reminded of their tenancy rights, although those whose properties are destroyed may face little option but to terminate their agreement.

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Final touches being made on new building laws: what you need to know.

Another layer of rules and regulations is about to be added to the business of constructing new buildings.

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Six questions to ask when choosing a smoke alarm service provider

Smoke alarm maintenance is about protecting your client’s investments, the lives of your tenants, and your agency.

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Could your minor building defect now be a major defect?

The Supreme Court has just handed down its first decision in which it has considered the meaning of “major defects” under the home building legislation.

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Our champions for change

The last 12 months have been a whirlwind of activity for REINSW’s Chapter Committees

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Getting your owners corporation’s address for service correct

Did you know that an owners corporation can be served with legal documents at the address recorded on the common property certificate of title?

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Cracking down on shoddy builds

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2019 (NSW) will dramatically increase the accountabilities for builders and designers.

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WA’s strata management shake-up

Strata management regulations are heading for a big shake up in Western Australia with proposed reforms to the Strata Titles Act.

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Good news for compulsory Strata Managers

Strata Managers are often unfairly the focus of criticism by lot owners, when something happens which those owners don’t like

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Unapproved balcony allowed to stay, says NCAT

In a case of a balcony in need of repair vs. owners corporation, the NCAT decision will surprise you.

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Utility freedom: Strata changes worth celebrating

New changes have come into effect limiting the term of agreement for the supply of electricity, gas, or any other utility with an owner’s corporation

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Keeping up with your tenants: risks of an outdated strata roll

It happens far too often, an owner decides to lease their property, but fails to notify the owners corporation of their new tenant.

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Asbestos again: The future of apartment values as cladding, quality concerns hit fever pitch

Faults, failures and flammable materials in big name developments across Sydney has caused a wave of panic among investors eyeing or buying new apartments in NSW,

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Notifiable data breach scheme: what you need to know

Keeping quiet in the wake of a cyber security breach is now a thing of the past, after laws mandating notification came into force last year. Here’s a reminder of what you need to know about the scheme.

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Getting more women on board

Ladies, it’s time to step up if you want to effect change in your industry! This was the resounding message at the REINSW Women on Boards Breakfast held recently at Sydney Opera House

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Strengthening Fire Safety in Apartments

After three years of research into fire safety in residential buildings up to 25 metres high, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recently released two reports

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House rules for strata properties

How can house rules help maintain harmony in strata properties you manage?

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