Pets in Strata – Yes or No?

Pets in Strata

Pets in Strata – Yes or No? The question “should a Strata Scheme allow animals” is one of the more divisive topics among committees and owners. We have seen interesting case law regarding pets in the past few years which created uncertainty in the industry and tribunal. To clear this up, on 25th August 2021, […]

Strata Life COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

coronavirus update

Mask Wearing Required in the Common Property From Tuesday 13 July 2021 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in an indoor area of common property in a residential building that is: strata titled community titled or company titled. You do not need to wear a mask inside your own apartment. Common […]

Electricity meters in strata buildings

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Strata schemes and electricity issues. The electrical meter room in a strata building are usually on common property but individual units meters are now supplied and owned by the Electricity provider, for example, AGL, Origin Energy. Changes to electricity supply meters in strata buildings The ‘Power of Choice’ is government implemented electricity industry-wide reforms set […]

How to resolve noise problems in a strata building

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Noise and strata. Do you have problems with noise in a residential strata scheme? Noise is a concern for many people in strata buildings and community associations and is one of the most common complaints when people are living in close proximity. Time restrictions regarding noise in strata Time restrictions on residential activities are determined […]

Strata by-law enforcement

By-law problems in strata schemes. All strata schemes have a set of by-Laws (rules) that owners, occupiers and, in some cases, even visitors must follow. By-laws cover issues such as whether or not pets are permitted on the scheme, how smoking is regulated, parking, noise, and the conduct of residents and visitors. Compliance with these […]

The rules regarding pets in strata buildings

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Information about having pets in strata buildings. ** Please read a more recent blog following the legislation change on 25 August 2021 here ** For those who are, or would like to become, a pet owner in a strata scheme, here are the facts you need to know according to the NSW Fair Trading. The RSPCA claims that 63 […]

Strata Living Guide

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Published by Fair Trading NSW, the Strata Living publication will guide you through what you need to know if you rent or own a strata property. Use this guide to understand how a strata scheme works including the roles, rights and responsibilities of owners, tenants and strata professionals and deal with common issues and practical […]

What are strata by-laws?

what are strata by laws

Strata by-laws for strata title properties. All strata schemes have a set of by-Laws (rules) that owners, occupiers and, in some cases, even visitors must follow. By-laws cover issues such as whether or not pets are permitted on the scheme, how smoking is regulated, parking, noise, and the conduct of residents and visitors. If you […]

Strata renovation works fact sheet

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This article outlines what needs to be considered before undertaking renovations in a strata property whether it’s to an individual lot or common property.  The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 differentiates between three main renovation categories. Below provides some basic guidance only and you should discuss the nature of your works with your strata manager […]

Strata window lock laws

strata window lock laws

The ‘Kids Don’t Fly’ safety campaign, an initiative of Kids Health, the Child Health Promotion Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead states that approximately 50 children per year fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Unfortunately, this results with many children being seriously injured and sometimes even resulting in death. In 2010 across NSW, 34 […]