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Month: November 2017

Section 106 of the Strata Schemes Management Act

One Section of the Strata Law that any Strata Manager ‘worth their salt’ will know is Section 106of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (SSMA 2015). This section is worth displaying in full:   SSMA 2015 – 106 Duty of Owners Corporation to maintain and repair property (1) An owners corporation for a strata scheme…

What do you own in your apartment? – Lot vs Common Property

To make decisions about your Strata, it is important to have a reasonable understanding about who owns what within a Strata Scheme. Section 4 of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 contains the relevant definitions about who owns what within a Strata building.   Common property “means any part of a parcel that is not…

Can a non-lot owner in NSW hold an Executive Committee position

Question: Can a non lot owner be elected to a Strata committee and hold one of the executive committee positions? If a resident who is not listed as the unit owner on the title deeds, but has that lot owner’s long term proxy (e.g. a lot owner’s spouse or de facto partner), can they be…

Keeping Pets in Strata Units

Question: I would like to know about keeping pets in strata units. How many pets can be kept in a two bedroom apartment with a courtyard in suburban Sydney?   Answer: Some buildings have a very prescriptive ban on animals in their strata, whilst others allow pets without hesitation. I write this email with cuts…