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Noise issues in Strata Schemes

Noise is one of the most common cause of complaints within residential strata buildings. Complaints may involve noise from hard floors and lack of appropriate floor coverings, mechanical noise from air-conditioning equipment, motor vehicles and alarms, noise from renovation works, noise from activities such as parties and music and noise from barking dogs and other…

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Top Ten Tips For New Strata Schemes

Purchasers of lots in a new strata plan find themselves members of a new owners corporation, which has a lot of work to do during the lead up to its first annual general meeting. That meeting must take place within two months of the expiry of the “initial period”, i.e. the period within which one…

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Strata Search – what to look out for?

A Strata Title, or Strata Plan Search can be described as a thorough investigation of the records including minutes of meetings and the financial records of a particular Strata Scheme. It is also known as an Owners Corporation Records Inspection or Section 108 search. This new article explains in detail what a Strata Search is…

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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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