26 NOVEMBER 2022 A five-year battle to get structural problems in a Sydney unit block repaired has resulted in cosmetic fixes described by the NSW building boss as ‘lipstick on a pig’. The project will now become part of the Project Intervene scheme where Mr Chandler and his team can bypass the courts to engage directly with the developer to fix flaws. It's a move welcomed by Owners Corporation Network head [...]
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22 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body for apartment and unit owners says strata owners and Owners Corporations should adopt a zero tolerance policy for unruly schoolies to avoid being left with damages bills of thousands of dollars. It says the parents of unruly schoolies should be held accountable and made to pay for any damages. Read full media release:> 221122 Peak Body Warns Apartment Owners to Adopt Zero Tolerance For Schoolies [...]
21 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body representing apartment owners in New South Wales is calling for Owners Corporations throughout the State to take up an innovative and “game changing” offer by the State Government to solve building defect disputes and end the “lawyers picnic” in dispute resolution with wealthy developers. Read Media Release:> 221121 Move to End Lawyers Picnic in Strata Disputes Welcomed
15 NOVEMBER 2022 Owners corporations can now dob in defective buildings up to six years old and receive help from the government to resolve the dispute outside the courts under an initiative set up by the state’s inaugural Building Commissioner. Karen Stiles, the head of Owners Corporation Network – an advocacy group for strata owners – welcomed the initiative and said owners were “crying out for help” to avoid lengthy and [...]
13 November 2022 The curse of the crisis that rendered apartments unsellable has moved into a new phase as the regulator grapples with the technical and reputational risks of giving buildings a green tick to go back into the pool of tradeable properties. Strata advocates say regulators need to be quicker to act. “If they can taint the title they have a duty to remove the stain if there is adeemed [...]
8 NOVEMBER 2022 The Owners Corporation Network (OCN) announced this week that they plan to be actively involved in the NSW state election, potentially tapping into the voting power of NSW’s one million-plus strata residents. With that in mind, they have now issued their 10-point manifesto and are calling for strata owners’ support in promoting policies that can become part of the debate heading for the state elections next year. Read [...]
6 NOVEMBER 2022 The $400billion NSW apartment owners sector warns the Government led push towards making electric vehicles more affordable will cause more chaos and conflict state-wide in NSW apartments. Read media release:> 221106 Peak Body Calls for More Money to Provide Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
2 NOVEMBER 2022 The peak body for apartment owners is urging NSW apartment buyers to be cautious or steer clear of new projects that are not offering 10-year liability insurance which it describes as a “game changer” for protecting apartment and unit owners from dodgy builders. Read Media Release:> 221102 Decennial Liability Insurance a Game Changer
28 OCTOBER 2022 The Owners Corporation Network is calling for strata management companies to immediately provide full and complete disclosure on whether they have been subject to cyber attacks, after reports that a major strata management company is subject to a large ransom demand from cyber hackers. Read media release:> 221028 Peak Body Calls for Transparency Around Cyber Attacks
18 OCTOBER 2022 The $400billion apartment owners sector in New South Wales will mobilise in the lead up to the March 2023 State election to call for major changes to design, management, emergency preparedness and related issues. READ Press Release:> 221019 Peak Body Calls for Major New Apartment Design Changes