Local Government Act Phase 1 Amendments in force

29 Sep, 2016

On 30 August 2016 the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Act 2016  (Amendment Act) was made and the majority of its provisions are now in force. This blog sets out which provisions are in force or will shortly commence operation, and…

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Strata Termination: how the owners decide

20 Sep, 2016

The ultimate decision on whether a strata renewal proposal is approved is up to the Land & Environment Court.  Before the matter goes to the Court, the strata owners themselves must consider whether they wish to apply to the Court…

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The new strata termination laws start 30 November

6 Sep, 2016

The Department of Fair Trading has announced that the new strata laws, the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (Act) and the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, will commence on 30 November 2016.  While the new building defect bond scheme will not start…

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