News & Publications

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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COVID-19: Levy Contributions at the Time of the Virus

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and to its financial impact on the global economy, a growing number of strata schemes are considering reducing the level of levies to be raised for their administrative and capital works funds.
However, it is important to note that strict procedures are set out in the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 to determine the amount of levies payable by a strata scheme each year.

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New Tool for Strata Managers and Lot Owners – “Do I Need A By-Law?”

This was developed as strata managers and our strata team had been receiving calls and emails from lot owners who did not know when a by-law was required. This tool, should we hope, simplify the matter.

One question that it does not answer, is whether a reverse cycle air conditioning unit needs a by-law.
The answer is – it depends. If the condenser unit can be seen from outside the lot then section 110(7) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 means that it is not a ‘minor renovation’ and a by-law is required.

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