Management Rights News

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Will The Vacancy Fee For Foreign Owners Have An Impact On Short Term Management Rights?

26 February 2018


Following a series of amendments in November 2017, foreign owners who have applied for FIRB approval after the 9th May ...

The Fourth Tier Of Government

28 January 2018


It is often said that if you live in a strata building, you are controlled by the fourth tier of ...

The Old Chestnut – How To Deal With Illegal Parking On Common Property

02 January 2018


Illegal parking on common property has to be one of the biggest issues faced by Building Managers.   In short, residents or ...

Annoying Strata Issues – Drifting Smoke And Abandoned Goods

21 November 2017


I have had a couple of Building Managers ask me recently about what is the current law in NSW relating ...

NSW Tribunal Confirms By-Laws Cannot Outlaw Short-Term Letting

19 October 2017


NSW Tribunal Confirms By-Laws Cannot Outlaw Short-Term Letting In my August article, I made mention that the Strata Schemes Management Act ...

Strata Managing Agents In NSW

20 September 2017


Licensing A NSW owners corporation may engage a licensed strata managing agent to help manage their strata scheme. Unlike the position ...

Unit Renovations In NSW – When Do You Need Owners Corporation Consent?

21 August 2017


Every lot has areas within them that are common property. Consequently, owners wanting to make changes or undertake renovations may ...

Short-Term Letting, Occupancy Limits And Tenant Representatives In NSW Strata

25 July 2017


Occupancy Limits By-laws in NSW may limit the number of adult residents in a lot. The limit however cannot be fewer ...

Six Steps to Protecting Your Investment

23 June 2017


There are six (6) basic rules I believe a Building Manager needs to follow to ensure that their investment is ...

Fight For Your Extension

22 May 2017


 I have had a number of managers come to me very concerned that their committee will not support an extension ...


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Management Rights News

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The Different Types of Caretaking Agreements

17 November 2014


 Essentially, there are three types of caretaking agreements in the marketplace: “Do” agreements; “Supervisory” agreements; Hybrid “Do” and “Supervisory” agreements. “Do” Agreements A “Do” agreement ...

Unit Entitlement in NSW

11 February 2013


The issue of unit entitlement was recently looked at again as part of the Department of Fair Trading’s Discussion Paper ...

What Managers Need to know about the NSW Child Window Safety Devices Act 2013

17 January 2014


Resident building managers have general obligations under their Caretaking Agreements to assist Owners Corporations with building and compliance issues. Managers ...

Is it Time to Change the Management Rights Model?

13 May 2013


I think the time is right for the management rights industry to explore the creation of a new model. I ...

The Law Relating to Management Rights in Queensland

14 June 2010


This article looks at the legislation in Queensland dealing with the constraints and obligations imposed on developers whilst they control ...

Be Careful with your Proxies!

03 October 2013


In June this year, I wrote an article headed “Proxy Farming”, which set out the relevant restrictions on caretakers using ...


16 July 2015


This month, we continue our examination of various clauses within caretaking and letting agreements and the important considerations to be ...

Duty Bound or Duty Free - Do you know what Your Duties Are?

23 September 2013


The day-to-day care and maintenance of your resort facilities and communal areas is essential to its ongoing performance and success. ...

Owners Corporation Insurance - How do we Stop the Spiraling Costs?

12 August 2013


In NSW, all strata schemes are required to be insured for the full replacement value, as well as public liability ...

Proxy Farming

10 June 2013


It is often stated that Strata and Community Schemes represent the “fourth tier of Government” and, as such, voting (either ...

"Legal Action", All those in Favour say "Why"

15 July 2013


I was recently involved in a New South Wales matter where an Executive Committee had received extensive legal advice from ...

For Your Eyes Only!

15 April 2013


Information is a commodity and for many, information is power. As you would most likely know from personal experience, the right ...

Caretaking and Letting Agreement Essentials Part 1

03 September 2014


We regularly prepare caretaking and letting agreements for new developments. However, it has become increasingly common for us to be ...

Manged Investment Schemes

15 July 2008


You may have heard the terms ‘MIA’ or ‘Managed Investments Scheme’ and wondered what it’s all about. If you operate ...

Being Aware of your Rights and Responsibilities

14 January 2013


Every resident building manager in NSW should have a copy of the booklet issued by the Department of Fair Trading ...