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Extended public health emergency declaration period

On 30 April 2020, sections 3 and 111 of the Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Act 2020 and the Unit Titles (Management) Amendment Regulation 2020 (No 1) commenced. The combined effect of the above is that an owners corporation and the executive committee of an owners...

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How Much Noise is Too Much?

In the recent decision of the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) in Andelman v Small [2020] NSWCATAP 32, the Appeal Panel considered the provisions of by-law 14 requiring all floor spaces except kitchens, laundries, toilets and...

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New Strata and Community Title specific COVID Regulations

Thanks to the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020, the new section 271A of Strata Schemes Management Act 2020, the Community Lands Amendment (COVID-19) Regulations 20202 and the new section 122A of the Community Lands Management Act 1989, it...

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How to Request a Meeting – Qualified Request

If you’ve been spending more time at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, you may have come to realise that you would like to carry out some works to your lot. Once you’ve obtained a by-law to authorise the works, you will need to have it passed by the owners...

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Holding Strata Meetings & Voting in the COVID-19 Era

Many professionals, including strata managers, are still working from home due to the COVID-19’s restrictions. But how does this affect the management of the strata schemes and the holding of general meetings in particular? Strata lot owners may be concerned that due...

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How to Enforce Against Unauthorised Works?

Unauthorised works are works to common property that are not cosmetic works, as defined by section 109 of Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, and that a lot owner has undertaken without consent of the owners corporation. Minor renovations, which are defined by section...

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