We understand that community living has its pros and cons, which is why having the right by-laws and rules that are best suited for your strata property is so critical. We aim to help you understand various aspects of community living and its governance, how they impact you, and how to enhance your experience by increasing harmony.
Often living in a common property can be stressful as residents try to abide by set rules. These rules, or what’s known as by-laws in some states, prescribe what is and isn’t allowed on a property. The more you understand about community living, the easier it will be to navigate issues or avoid altogether.
By discussing these topics and explaining what they are, how they affect you, and addressing the common misconceptions around each topic, we aim to provide you with the tools to enhance livability, certainty, and harmony within Australia’s community living landscape.
By-laws and rules regulate the use of common property to aid harmonious living. Find out why they’re important, as well as who determines what they should be. We will also bust common misconceptions and myths.
To create or change a by-law, familiarise yourself with the current rules of the property and identify what new by-laws would be beneficial and relevant. We’ll provide examples of when you might want to change by-laws, and how to change or add a by-law.
Communication is an essential first step when attempting to resolve a dispute between two parties or when addressing a by-law infringement. Sometimes however, communication simply isn’t enough. See our eight essential steps for handling a dispute.