Q&A: Can NSW Owners Corporation tow your car?

A Look Up Strata reader in NSW wanted to know whether his unregistered project vehicle, parked in his assigned parking space without causing any disturbance, can be towed away by the Owners Corporation. One of his neighbours warned him that if he didn’t move the vehicle within two weeks, the car would be towed of…

Read More

Access for disabled residents

A while ago J.S. Mueller & Co Lawyers published an interesting article about access to strata titled buildings for disabled residents. The article dealt with the important question whether an Owners Corporation must modify common property to accommodate the less able residents. “These residents may not be able to pass to and from their lots unless…

Read More

Employee of Premium Building Management wins award!

On 23 October 2017, John Gabor won the Rotary Club of Parramatta City Pride of Workmanship Award 2017. John works as a building manager for our sister company Premium Building Management. Since 1976 Pride of Workmanship Awards have recognised enthusiasm and commitment to high quality work in the local community. John was nominated by an owner in Rise Apartments…

Read More

Q&A: Are you allowed to live in your NSW Strata Garage?

A LookUpStrata reader wanted to know what can be done about tenants who use the garage of their strata unit in NSW as a spare bedroom, and wondered whether this was even legal. In summary, our response was that a garage is not deemed a “habitable” area and therefore, in all likelihood, the tenants are…

Read More

Free SCA NSW Strata Owners Seminar: Waste Management

Dealing with rubbish has its unique challenges and opportunities when living in apartment blocks. Strata Community Australia (SCA NSW) and the City of Parramatta are co-hosting a seminar focused on sustainable waste issues and solutions for strata owners including recycling, illegal dumping and bins. Expert speakers will bring to light experiences and case studies from…

Read More

Common mistakes people new to strata living make (NSW)

Jimmy T from the Flat-Chat website posted this informative article covering typical mistakes made by people who are new to strata living. The top 10 Forgetting about Strata Levies as part of your budget Not getting involved with the management of the strata building Not complaining about noise in the building Assuming, and blindly believing…

Read More