Don’t Adopt that Fur-Baby just yet…pets in strata

The More Than Strata Team are fans of pets. However the recent decision in the Court of Appeal that blanket bans on pets is invalid does not mean that our furry, feathered and scaly friends are automatically welcomed into the strata world. No doubt you have read about it or watched the news segments. Pet […]

Strata Managers Working with Developers. Conflict Recorded.

Last month the Public Authority Committee handed to the NSW Government its report entitled  Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes: Final report. Youc an read it by clicking here. The report was commissioned following the Opal Tower defects incident and includes by way of evidence, testimony from hearings of the Inquiry, where […]

Levy debt collection during Covid-19 Recession.

It’s a big question. Proceeding with collection of levies during the Covid-19 recession. Should it occur? When should it happen? How does it occur? If a person has no income, no assets, is there any point? Should the Owners Corporation continue to collect interest on unpaid levies. The reality is there is no blanket answer […]

Owners Corporation in debt? Every owner is on risk to pay.

Did you know that a creditor with a default judgement against an Owners Corporation can apply for a compulsory agent to be appointed? In plain English, if the strata owes money which it does not pay back, and that entity obtains a default judgement debt, it can apply to the New South Wales Civil and […]

Levy defaults. Calls for Government Intervention.

The Owners Corporation Network (“OCN”), the leading advocacy group in the Country for strata owners, have released a policy paper calling on the Government to assist owners who cannot pay strata levies during the Covid-19 recession.  You can access the paper here. OCN rightly point out in their paper that the residential strata sector is […]

Being told not to hold strata meetings? Here’s Why That’s Bad Advice

Covid-19 has changed the world and strata seems to be an area of concern skipped over by the Government. With a lack of official guidelines, strata health announcements, or even acknowledgement that ‘isolation’ in strata buildings is going to be different then a free-standing house, it’s been left to industry experts to provide guidance to […]

So…Short-Term-Letting – Illegal or not?

You’d be forgiven right now for either: Being completely unaware that new laws are commencing in relation to short term letting; or Having no idea what the new laws mean. Let us help you break it down. On 10 April 2020 the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 will have a new clause 137A, allowing an […]