Building Rules & By-laws

water damage in strata

Water damage in strata: who pays?

Water damage in strata: who pays? 
Strata buildings are complex structures. Water pipes, wiring, and ducts are all hidden in walls, floors, …

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When more is not merrier: Avoiding overcrowding this Christmas

As we veer deeper into the festive season, it’s natural to feel a little merry – but that shouldn’t mean that …

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Changing or adding in a new by-law

As the end-of-year festivities start to take momentum and short-term letting is at its heights, it may prompt your committee to …

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How to solve smoking disputes in community living

In Australia, there’s a stigma associated with smoking, and while it’s now banned in many places, some people would argue that …

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The NSW government releases new draft legislation on Airbnb-style letting

The NSW government has officially opened the door to public comment more than one year after announcing plans to regulate short-term …

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What happens to abandoned goods in a strata property?

Disposing your rubbish correctly and taking care not to abandon your goods and household items on common property is key to …

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Overcrowding in strata properties – when more is not merry

As more people choose strata or body corporate living in cities, overcrowding is a growing concern. Let’s explore why it’s an …

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Playing by the rules vs. breaching by-laws

Strata community living should be about sharing, caring and “playing nice”, but breaching by-laws can disrupt the harmony and create problems …

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How to deal with six common strata problems

When it comes to community living and sharing space, how you get along with your neighbours can affect the peace of …

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Breaching strata by-laws on laundry can leave you high and dry

Being aware of by-laws and playing by the rules that govern the sharing of space and amenities can make all the …

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