The matter related to a dispute between the lot owners of a strata title property at Point Piper in Sydney’s eastern suburbs regarding proposed works on the common property.
The plaintiffs between them owned Lots 3,...
The main piece of legislation regarding the management of strata schemes is the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW). Time and time again, clients ask us about the rules for 2 lot strata schemes, and in particular, whether there needs to be an owners corporation and strata...
Proper procedure should be followed when changing by-laws within a strata scheme – this includes adding, modifying or repealing a by-law. But in some circumstances a resolution in relation to a by-law may still be effective even if the proper procedure was not followed.
The validity of a...
Section 162 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (NSW) provides that a Fair Trading Strata Schemes Adjudicator can order for the compulsory appointment of a strata managing agent to exercise all of the functions of an owners corporation, or only specified functions, as well as the...
Unfortunately not all owners within a strata scheme are aware of their rights and obligations regarding strata ownership, which can lead to problems with other lot owners, the strata manager, and the owners corporation.
What does strata ownership involve?
Strata title refers to the type of...
Strata title is a form of ownership used for multi-housing developments, such as:
detached dwellings within a defined area.
The strata plan divides the building(s) and the associated land into:
individual lots (owned by the various lot owners); and