On 28 April 2016 the NSW government released the Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 for public consultation. Members of the public and stakeholders are encouraged to suggest any improvements needed to the draft regulations to ensure they work as effectively as possible. The consultation closes Friday 27 May 2016.
From 29 April 2016 NSW properties with a swimming pool or a spa pool may need a valid certificate of compliance or a relevant occupation certificate prior to being sold or leased. Non-compliance can have significant consequences. For instance, if you are selling your property and required to have a certificate, and you do not affix it to the contract for sale the purchaser can rescind the contract within 14 days of exchange.
Telstra is progressively switching off copper and HFC cable networks for phone and broadband services in areas where the NBN Co has been switched on for 18 months or more. Strata buildings in the NBN fibre footprint in those areas must switch over to NBN based services before the switch off date to continue receiving services for lifts, fire panels and other facilities.
When you buy off the plan, you accept the risk that you can't see the property for which you are paying large sums of money, blissfully unaware that it may bear no resemblance to the glossy brochure. Grab a cup of strong tea or coffee before reading these articles. If you are still keen, check out our step by step guide to a successful Off the Plan purchase.
Membership is open to individual residential strata owners, and predominantly residential (mixed use) strata schemes, community associations and company title developments. The membership year is 1 July to 30 June (but if you join after 1 April, your membership extends to the following June). Scroll down to application forms.