Free car parking: Tribunal upholds exclusive use car parking by-law

Free car parking right given to lot owners in 1991, then the Owners Corporation changes its mind in 2009. The lot owners exclusive use By-Law then stands the test of time at NCAT hearing. Background An exclusive use By-Law was duly made in 1991, conferring on the lot owners the exclusive use of two car […]

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Change to Home Building Warranties defect definition and claim period

Change to what constitutes a defect that is actionable under the Home Builders Warranties. Structural defects will no longer be the threshold at which an owner can seek the assistance of statutory warranties. The test is now “A major defect in a major element”, which essentially means there is a severe defect that makes the […]

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Are You Compliant to the New Window Lock Laws?

Are You Compliant to the New Window Lock Laws? With around 50 Australian children falling from windows and balconies each year, many of which result in serious injuries or are fatal, the NSW Department of Fair Trading has introduced new window lock laws.  Strata owners will need to be compliant to the new laws by […]

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