Understanding and Improving Water Usage in Strata

It is likely your unit or townhouse does not have an individual water meter as most apartment buildings in NSW have only one main meter. This is due to it not being a requirement for new developments until 2014. For those buildings with only one master water meter, costs are incurred as follows: Each owner […]

Strata Life COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

coronavirus update

Business as Usual Strata Life is closely monitoring events as they unfold with regards to the COVID-19 Virus and we wanted to reassure our clients that at present it is business as usual regarding the management of your property. Following the latest advice however the following measures have been put in place: Should the need […]

Electricity Meters In Strata

The electrical meter room is usually common property but individual units meters are now supplied and owned by the Electricity provider, e.g. AGL, Origin Energy. The ‘Power of Choice’ is government implemented electricity industry wide reforms set by the Australian Energy Market Commission. Since 1st December 2017 these changes have been initiated starting in Victoria […]

Noise issues in strata

Do you have issues with Noise in Residential Strata Schemes? Noise is a concern for many people in Strata Schemes and Community Associations and is one of the most common complaints when people are living in close proximity. Time restrictions on residential activities are determined by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and they work in […]

Useful Links

Acts & Regulations Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 Interpretations Act 1987 Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 Strata By-laws 2016 Schedule 3 Residential by-laws By-laws for strata schemes registered Pre 1996 By-laws for schemes registered after 1st […]

Level 2 Water Restrictions

NSW WATER LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS COMMENCING DECEMBER, 2019 Level two water restrictions which will apply to residents living in the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra Regions will be enforced from 10th December 2019. This has been triggered by the expectation that dam levels around Sydney and Illawarra will drop to 45 percent in the […]

By-law Enforcement

  By-Law enforcement 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 […]

Pets in strata

pets in strata

Information about having pets in strata buildings. 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. “Before the commencement of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, there were three model by-laws regarding pets. These model by-laws offered a […]