Legislation & compliance

NSW amends plumbing and drainage laws

On 11 October 2018, the NSW Government made changes to the plumbing and drainage laws, namely the Plumbing and Drainage Act …

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Why you need to lose your loose-fill asbestos insulation

The New South Wales government calls for the testing and replacement of loose-fill asbestos insulation in homes and buildings built before …

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NSW updates its swimming pool regulations

Effective from 1 September this year, the NSW Government made changes to the Swimming Pool Regulations 2008. To ensure your strata property remains compliant, and so you’re on top of the changes, here are a few points to consider.

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The heat is on for Australian buildings to replace unsafe cladding

Building safety is a major concern for regulators, committees and property owners. Here is a recount of the latest regulations around …

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New regulations for combustible cladding in Queensland

Following London’s Glenfell Tower disaster and further incidents in Melbourne’s Lacrosse building and Spencer street apartment building fires, the Queensland government …

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The impact of new NSW strata laws on everyday living

The new NSW Strata Laws came into effect on 30 November 2016. Now, almost two years in, these changes have in …

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Victoria government offers long-term loans to help owners replace combustible cladding

With cladding replacement being a priority for many Australian states, the Victorian government is offering tripartite loans to ease the financial …

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Common property inspections checklist

 
For buildings with more than 100 lots, every year the strata committee or body corporate must inspect their common property and review …

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Why you should get your apartment building insured

It is important to take out insurance for your apartment building as it protects you and your assets from any unexpected …

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How to minimise maintenance and repair costs of apartment living

The cost of maintaining an apartment and common areas can be high if your building maintenance requirements are not properly assessed. …

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