Denial of Development Applications: What to do if you get an unfavourable development application decision in NSW
Undertaking a property development project in New South Wales requires understanding a set of rules, regulations, and potential outcomes. Central to this process is the development application, an essential step that begins a sequence of events leading to a final decision. Development application results can vary widely, from full approval to outright rejection. It’s vital […]
Parking issues, particularly those arising from unauthorised use of parking spaces, have long been a source of major concern for strata schemes across New South Wales. Whether it’s residents occupying unallocated spaces, visitors disregarding designated areas, or the perplexing presence of abandoned vehicles, parking spots in strata settings often becomes a focal point for disputes […]
How can I charge my electric vehicle in my apartment? A comprehensive guide to charge an electric car if you live in an apartment.
The surge in sustainable transport, notably electric vehicles (EVs), is gaining momentum. This evolution amplifies the need for effective and readily available charging points, especially in high-density locales such as strata schemes. In New South Wales, integrating EV charging solutions in strata schemes requires looking into personal rights, strata laws and laws regarding electric vehicles. […]
Do’s and Don’ts of strata by-law drafting: A comprehensive guide for Lot Owners and Owners Corporations
Strata by-laws are integral to maintaining a harmonious environment in strata communities. They can, however, be complex to navigate as they are meticulously crafted based on specific legislation. The intricacies of these laws can lead to varied interpretations. This article aims to provide a clear understanding of the key aspects involved in drafting strata by-laws, […]
Limitation periods to claim damages for common property defects: How long do Lot Owners have to hold owners corporation liable for building defects?
Understanding strata schemes can be complex, especially when trying to comprehend the various rights and obligations outlined in the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (SSM Act). Section 106 of the SSM Act provides clear guidance on the responsibility of the owners corporation to maintain and repair common property and any personal property vested in it. […]
Navigating through disputes related to the maintenance and repair of strata property consistently presents challenges in New South Wales. For lot owners, a pivotal hurdle is handling situations where the owners corporation does not adequately maintain and repair common property defects. Conversely, the owners corporation may find the legal processes following a failure to repair […]
Embarking on a strata dispute without paperwork might seem daunting. Evidence is crucial, yet there are occasions when traditional forms of it, like documents, are simply not available due to loss, damage, or previous neglect in keeping records. So, how do we proceed when such a scenario unfolds? How do you garner the trust of […]
The allure of strata ownership in NSW has steadily amplified, presenting both a robust investment avenue and a vibrant living option. However, this experience is often punctured by a rising tide of disputes among lot owners, strata management, and owners corporations, particularly around the hotbed issue of common property repairs and defective building work. So, […]
Navigating the intricacies of strata property ownership in NSW can be challenging. Strata owners often grapple with defects, face repair expenses, and sometimes even find themselves in disputes within the owners corporation. However, a beacon of hope emerges for them. With the increasing number of strata defects and associated disputes in NSW, the Design and […]
Considering the appeal of platforms like Airbnb, many strata property owners are intrigued by the idea of listing their spaces. Maybe you’ve contemplated renting out an extra bedroom, or you’re thinking of traveling and wish to monetize your apartment while you’re away? The allure of short-term rentals isn’t just about financial gains; it also contributes […]