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Window safety device requirements – Deadline 13 March 2018

To prevent children falling from windows, all strata buildings in NSW must be fitted with devices that enable the maximum window openings to be less than 12.5cm. Owners corporations must have devices installed on all common property windows above the ground floor by 13 March 2018. The safety devices must be robust and childproof. Residents […]

Building Bond & Inspections Scheme to commence 1 January 2018

The new strata building bond and inspections scheme (the scheme) will now commence on 1 January 2018. It was originally scheduled to commence on 1 Juy 2017. This means that the scheme will only apply to construction contracts signed (or where there is no contract and building work commences) from 1 January 2018. NSW Fair […]

New Commissioner for Fair Trading announced

  The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, the Hon Matt Kean, MP has announced the appointment of new Commissioner for Fair Trading, Rose Webb, who has already taken up her role. “I’m so excited to announce Rose Webb as the new Fair Trading Commissioner,” he said. The Minister said the new Commissioner “is an […]

By-laws in your strata scheme – Deadline 30 November 2017

                                                                                    Each strata scheme has its own by-laws, which are a set of rules that owners, tenants and, in some cases, visitors must follow. By-laws cover behaviour of residents and the use of common property. They can cover issues such as whether pets are allowed on the scheme, how smoking is regulated, parking and noise […]

Short-term holiday letting

                                                                                   The NSW Government invited feedback on the ‘Options Paper for short-term holiday letting in NSW’ up until 31 October 2017 – Feedback is now under consideration. Short-term holiday letting (STHL) relates to the renting of the whole or part of a private home by its owner to a visitor on a commercial basis. Given […]