NSW Strata Buildings with Aluminium Cladding – Read this

In the wake of the devastation of the London Fire, NSW Fair Trading is taking action concerning non-compliant aluminium cladding. Such action will include legal reform to give effect to: Having a specialist unit conduct an audit with a view to issuing orders against owners of buildings to remove non-compliant aluminium cladding materials. Requiring annual…

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Safety issues in strata titled buildings in Australia

The team at Kerin Benson Lawyers wrote an article on safety issues in strata titled buildings in Australia.They give 3 main reasons for why fire and life safety issues are still making headlines: 1.) The, what appears to be, endemic nature of building defects in buildings in Australia. “In a survey completed by the City Futures…

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NSW Government proposes 2% defects bond

As part of its update of various strata laws, the NSW Government is proposing a 2 per cent defects bond on all new strata buildings, as a way to protect owners and to guarantee that building defects which might appear in the first two years, can be re-mediated. This new measure is expected to be…

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Information on Strata Mediation and Hearing?

The following article was written by Turnbull Bowles Lawyers. It explains the benefits of a Mediation compared to going to Hearing in relation to a building defects claim. It will help you evaluate what is the most suitable step for your building. If a Mediation does not take place between the parties or a Mediation is unsuccessful…

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Strata survey lists building defects as main concern

A national survey on strata-titled property conducted by Griffith University (QLD) shows, perhaps unsurprising, that surveyed unit owners named building defects as their No. 1 challenge. The other mains issues identified by apartment owners included poor strata title management and low-quality executive committees of owners corporations or body corporates. We at Premium Strata can assist you with all these…

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Four weeks left to make building defects claims

You may be aware of the imminent changes to NSW Strata Legislation. As of 1 December 2014 the new strata laws will come into effect. Especially owners in buildings between 2 and 6 years old with building defect issues are recommended to speak to a strata lawyer quickly. The new laws will apply retrospectively, and will…

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NSW Strata Reform Position Paper Released

You may be aware that the NSW Government is proposing sweeping changes to the existing Strata Laws. The State Government has now released a so-called position-paper in which they outline their proposed changes. This law reform is aimed at protecting residents and at the same time simplify certain processes. This becomes increasingly important in NSW…

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