• Strata Laws Online Consultation: CLOSED

    editor     |      February 15, 2012

    The New South Wales Government plans to commence a review of the State’s strata and community title laws in 2012, which may include significant amendments to the existing legislation.

  • Feedback vital for strata regulatory reform

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      February 14, 2012

    As the Strata Laws online consultation enters its final weeks, NSW Minister for Fair Trading the Hon Anthony Roberts, calls for feedback on what parts of the current legislation are working well.

  • Rethinking strata reform

    strataman     |      February 14, 2012

    With the rapidly changing landscape of housing in New South Wales, Strataman says it is time to rethink our entire approach to strata. ”While commerce around the world is at a ‘change point’, Strata is no different.”

  • Union calls for greater say from tenants on strata laws

    Chris Martin     |      February 12, 2012

    Strata laws affect everyone in the scheme, even renters. Chris Martin from the Tenants’ Union of NSW says it is about time tenants’ rights were taken into account by strata regulations.

  • Recommendations for strata law reform

    Clover Moore     |      February 10, 2012

    To ensure apartment living remains an attractive choice in the future, the law needs to keep pace with changes to apartment living and the needs and expectations of owners and residents. Clover Moore shares her thoughts on Strata Law reform.

  • Smoke-free guide clears the air for strata dwellers

    Anne Jones     |      January 30, 2012

    Tobacco smoke drifting into your lounge room from the unit below has long been considered something that just has to be put up within high-density living. Anne Jones looks at solutions for resolving smoking disputes in strata buildings.

  • Turn your strata thinking forwards before making changes

    Francesco Andreone     |      January 27, 2012

    Strata law has undergone a series of small changes since it’s introduction in New South Wales in 1961. According to Francesco Andreone small changes are no longer enough – what is needed is a major rethink.

  • Strata reform to recognise lifestyle changes

    Tim McKibbin     |      January 23, 2012

    Strata living is growing in popularity and with this trend expected to continue Tim McKibbin believes now is the appropriate time to revisit the existing legislative framework.

  • Strata law reform: there’s no easy fix

    Michael Coutts-Trotter     |      January 10, 2012

    Problems in strata and community schemes are easily identified. Michael Coutts-Trotter is keen to look at balanced, innovative and practical solutions.

  • NSW Fair Trading: What more could we do to help strata and community schemes?

    Rod Stowe     |      January 9, 2012

    NSW Fair Trading provides a number of important services to strata and community schemes. Rod Stowe looks at ways these services could be improved.

    As the main regulator NSW Fair Trading plays an important role in the management of strata and community schemes. We take over 30,000 calls and receive hundreds of letters each year from people seeking information and advice. With many more schemes to be built in the coming years the demand for our services will only continue to grow.

    Strata Living is one of our most popular publications and we have a wide range of other information available on our website. The educational seminars we conduct across NSW are also well attended and well received.

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  • 50 years of strata title in NSW

    Des Mooney     |      December 29, 2011

    Strata and community schemes have come a long way since the first scheme was registered 50 years ago. Des Mooney looks at ideas to help shape the next 50 years.

    2011 marks the 50th anniversary of strata legislation in NSW. That makes it a good time to think about what might happen in the next 50 years and whether our current strata and community scheme laws will remain relevant.

    Strata Plan No 3 at HurstvilleLPI administers the state’s land title system and registers strata and community plans. When the first strata Act was introduced it gave unit owners a secure form of ownership for their asset. The original strata subdivisions were relatively simple, involving the division of a vertical apartment block into lots, with the rest of the building being common property.

  • Strata and Community Scheme Laws: Making NSW number one again

    The Hon Anthony Roberts     |      December 15, 2011

    New South Wales was the birthplace of strata and community scheme laws. Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts wants to see the NSW laws number one again.