Strata Termination Goes to Court

20 Oct, 2016

In our previous posts we have looked at the two major types of strata renewal plan; and followed the complex process of the owners’ decision to terminate a scheme.  In this post we consider the final part of the process:…

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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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Council officers as strata scheme parking rangers?

4 Aug, 2016

Buried within Schedule 4  of the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 is an amendment to the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) to insert a new s650A. This will allow the body corporates to enter into an agreement with the council allowing the council to set…

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Strata Schemes

9 Jul, 2013

It is now more than 50 years since strata titles legislation commenced in NSW under the Conveyancing (Strata Titles) Act 1961. Many strata schemes are now approaching their ‘use by’ date with the schemes in need of termination and/or re-development. Nevertheless,…

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