Abolition of Paper Certificates of Title

Abolition of Paper Certificates of Title

  Changes to the Certificates of Title The most recent Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 has created some critical changes to the land title system in NSW, which will take place from 11 October 2021. The Act introduces a transition from paper Certificates of Title to an electronic lodgement of land transactions. Th...
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Owners Corp Responsible for Repairing Property Lots?

Owners Corp Responsible for Repairing Property Lots?

  The most recent case Mastellone v The Owners-Strata Plan No 87110 raises the question, "Does repairing property lots fall under the responsibilities of an Owners Corporation?".   The following is a background overview of the case: -      The Tribunal dismissed Ms. Mastellone's claim for painting the c...
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NSW Government Increased Financial Support for Tenants and Landlords

NSW Government Increased Financial Support for Tenants and Landlords

  Increased Financial Support for Tenants and Landlord NSW has been recording its highest number of COVID-19 cases in recent days. As Sydney has encountered harsher restrictions during the lockdown, many individuals have been affected by lockdown as expected; and many have called out for support to make ends meet. Therefore, the NSW...
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Amendment to Strata Scheme Management for Sustainability Infrastructure

Amendment to Strata Scheme Management for Sustainability Infrastructure

  The Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure) Act 2020 has been taking place since early 2021. This new bill amends the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, putting ease to owners corporations who wish to install eco-friendly facilities for residents. The amendment is placed to ease the approval of sustainability...
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Case: Brookfield v Owners Corporation

Case: Brookfield v Owners Corporation

  On 8 October 2014, The High Court of Australia announced its decision for Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288. The Court has decided that the builder of the strata-titled complex did not owe the Owners Corporation a common law duty of care. Background: the Brookfield's Case Litigation was taken by the Ow...
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