Meet Gabrielle

Gabrielle GriffithsAugust 30th, 2016

I have just joined Lawyers Chambers after extensive travel throughout the past 12 months. As an independent and inquisitive person that enjoys broadening their horizons, I decided to spend a semester of my university degree studying abroad in England, the home of our legal system. This was an incredible experience that allowed me to develop […]

How to legally record a strata meeting

Amanda FarmerAugust 30th, 2016

We have previously written about the recording of strata meetings using a recording device. I also covered it in episodes 020 and 024 of my podcast. Further to those posts, if you do want to record your strata meeting using a recording device, I recommend resolving a motion at the beginning of your meeting. Here is […]

Renovation Works – NSW Strata Law Reforms

Savina YangAugust 30th, 2016

The new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) (“Act”) and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (NSW) (“Regulation”) will commence on Wednesday, 30 November 2016. The new law has introduced a more simplified approval process for lot owners who want to carry out certain renovation works at their lots. In today’s article, we will explore the […]

The Power of an Executive Committee to Settle Proceedings on behalf of the Owners Corporation

Bianca BarryAugust 30th, 2016

In the case of The Owners- Strata Plan No 57164 v Yau [2016] recently decided in the Supreme Court of NSW, an Owners Corporation attempted to argue that a decision of the executive committee to settle proceedings was invalid, on the basis that the executive committee meeting at which the decision was made was not […]

How You Could Save Up To $60,000 for Your Strata Building

Caelan BruceAugust 30th, 2016

Approximately 75% of Sydney residents live in apartment buildings. These vertical villages account for close to 40% of the area’s total water usage, 10% of its greenhouse gas emissions and around 50% of residential waste in Sydney. Did you know that your building could produce cost savings up to $60,000 on energy and water bills […]