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Lot owner successfully avoids bankruptcy notice by alleging OC negligence
A lot owner has convinced the Federal Court of Australia to ignore a bankruptcy notice – issued by an owners corporation in an attempt to recover unpaid strata levies and associated costs – by establishing her own counter claim against the owners corporation. In this case, the owners corporation served the lot owner – Ms Blair – […]
January 30th, 2017
By-laws resolved pre 30 November 2016 still have 2 years for rego
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, which took effect on 30 November 2016, provides that by-laws must be registered with Land and Property Information within 6 months of the meeting at which they were approved by special resolution (see section 141). It has recently come to our attention that Land & Property Information has implemented […]
January 30th, 2017
Fraud and Indefeasibility of title
Torrens title is a system of land registration, in which a single register is used for each land holding and records all details and interests affecting that land, such as easements, mortgages, caveats etc. This is the system we have been using in Australia since the 1850s. Pursuant to section 42 of the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) the […]
November 30th, 2016