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Fair Trading Amendment Bill

Crackdown on AirBnB Holiday Rentals

Sydney has become the latest city to propose a crackdown on Airbnb holiday rentals. It has now joined the growing number of cities around the world regulating short-term holiday letting. After months of speculation, the NSW Government has released the Fair Trading Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018 (Airbnb Reform Package). The Airbnb Reform Package…

Strata Committee Meeting

Strata Committee Conflict Over Repairs

The following scenario was presented to me. We are in the process of an NCAT dispute over the Owners Corporation’s failure to repair the common property. We have concrete cancer that is damaging the flooring in our unit and the Owners Corporation have not made any repairs for nearly two years. I hold a general…

Short Term Letting in NSW

Short-term Letting in NSW

On Tuesday, 5 June 2018, the NSW Government announced new regulations and a change to planning laws concerning the issue of short-term letting. Information concerning these new regulations can be found on the NSW Fair Trading website. The regulatory framework is designed to ensure that local communities continue to gain from the economic benefits of…

Strata Debt Recovery

Debt Recover Procedures for Strata

What happens when not only one or two but six lots fall behind on their strata levy fees? Do the rest of the owners need to pay? Unfortunately, many strata schemes have difficulty with one or two owners that are behind in paying their levies. This is normal, however 6 owners in a small building…

Strata Maintenance Sydney

Who is Responsible for Non-structural Wall Cracks?

Scenario: A unit owner has cracks in their walls from slight building settlement. It has been determined that these cracks are not a structural issue but limited to their apartment’s internal cement render. As all walls are common property it is assumed that the cost of their cosmetic repair is the body corporate’s responsibility. Once…

Strata Renovations

Renovations in Strata (Updated)

The NSW Strata Legislation changed on 30 November 2016. The team at The Strata Collective has worked extremely hard to make sure we are able to advise our owners on the specific changes to their Strata Management service. With the legislation changes, one of the main aims in the NSW Office of Fair Trading Legislation…