The conspiracy of silence that surrounds apartment buildings and possible defects would be ended in the next round of landmark building reforms.

In the wake of the Grenfell, Mascot and Opal tower disasters, Better Regulation Minister Kevin Anderson is proposing law changes forcing strata schemes to hand over basic maintenance information about their building.

OCN executive Karen Stiles said the strata portal would only be the second in the world – behind a Canadian system. “This is a fantastic innovation and a first step into licensing and accreditation for strata professionals,” she said.

“It will also be incredibly helpful in maintaining properties and, as a result, people will be living in better maintained buildings with better amenity.”

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