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KBL Guide To Voting Using Zoom For Strata Managers

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, electronic general meetings have become more important than ever before. We have created this guide to voting using zoom for strata managers to assist in the conduct of these meetings - KBL Guide to voting using zoom for...

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Are Administrative Fees In By-Laws Valid?

According to the Tribunal in Roden v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 55773 [2021] NSWCATCD 61, the answer to this question in yes, as long as the administrative fee is necessary and reasonable. In this matter, Mr Roden sought an order under s 150 of the Strata Schemes...

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Keeping of Animals in Strata Schemes – an Ongoing Saga

In the most recent development on keeping of animals in strata schemes, s 137B of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 came into effect on 25 August 2021. Our Allison Benson has written an article about this new section here. In addition, clause 36A of the Strata...

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Short Term Letting – an update

As many readers will be well aware (possibly from unfortunate and adverse experiences!), changes in technology resulting in easier bookings have led to ever increasing demands for short term rental accommodation (STRA) for holiday purposes. This demand led the NSW...

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Private Buildings Cladding Scheme launched in the ACT

The ACT Government announced the Private Buildings Cladding Scheme (the Scheme) on 21 July 2021 to assist owners corporations of eligible Class 2 (residential apartment) or mixed use (residential apartment and other uses) buildings in the ACT to test whether their...

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Abolition of Paper Certificates of Title

From 11 October 2021, the following changes will take effect to the titles system in NSW: the cancellation of paper certificates of title and the control of the right to deal (CoRD) framework; and all land dealings must be lodged electronically. The above will mean...

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