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

pets in strata

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 […]

Strata renovation works fact sheet

strata renovations

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 […]

What are the new strata by laws?

new strata by laws

Changes to strata by-Laws in NSW. In November 2016 changes to the Strata Management Act and the Strata Management Regulations introduced new model by-laws that can be used for new strata schemes or adopted by an Owners Corporation. These changes also included a requirement that any strata plans registered prior to the commencement of the […]