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What do you need to report to the NSW ‘Strata Hub’?

Pursuant to section 43A of the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Information) Regulation 2021, the following information needs to be reported annually by the Secretary or strata manager of an Owners Corporation:…

Electric vehicles in strata schemes

An article by Peter Fagan, a senior Consultant in our Sydney office. The evolving market Beyond the savvy investors now basking in the satisfaction of escalating share prices of the…

Elect to Protect – The importance of election to repudiate a contract

By Leila Idris (Special Counsel), Michelle Ang (Senior Associate) and Alexandra Pantelis (Law Clerk) in the Melbourne office Willis v Crosland[1] highlights the significance of: a party seeking to sue under…

May 2022 – Strata Regulatory Watch

Welcome to the May 2022 edition of the Strata Regulatory Watch newsletter. This is where we summarise any relevant changes to strata and property legislation around the country, important case...

Queensland legislative update

1 May 2022. A legislative update on Queensland’s property and strata laws, by Gary Bugden, Partner in Brisbane. Covid relief provisions now expired Unless further extended, the Queensland COVID-19 Emergency…

Proposed regulation to mandate eConveyancing in Queensland

1 May 2022. An article by Kevin Pai, Partner in our Brisbane office. It is anticipated that Queensland’s transition to mandatory eConveyancing will take effect in early 2023, being 10…

Do you need a by-law to install tiles in an apartment?

This Q&A first appeared in the April edition of the LookupStrata NSW Magazine. The response was provided by Nancy Torry, a Solicitor in our Sydney office. Q: I want to…

The long and winding road towards professionalism of Strata Managers

1 May 2022. An article by Tim Graham, a Partner in our Melbourne office. Compulsory licensing of strata managers has proven elusive in all Australian states other than NSW.  In…

March 2022 – Strata Regulatory Watch

Welcome to the March 2022 edition of the Strata Regulatory Watch newsletter. This is where we summarise important case law, regulatory changes and policy updates that may have an impact...

Strata litigation is a loathsome, offensive brute… Yet I can’t look away

Article by Tim Graham, Partner Owners Corporation 1 Plan No. RP 2044 v Finch[i] concerned an application to restrain a solicitor from acting in a standard debt recovery proceeding. At…

NSW Strata Hub – new regulations coming

If you don’t know, the “Strata Hub” is an initiative of Service NSW and is intended to centralise strata information in the state of New South Wales. The portal will…

Annual strata management report – WA

The new strata titles legislation in WA that took effect from 1 May 2020 introduced the requirement for strata managers to lodge a periodic return to Landgate. Strata managers are…