Smoking in Strata – NSW Strata Law Reforms

Savina YangSeptember 28th, 2016

In November 2015 we discussed a case where a landlord was ordered to pay $11,000 in compensation to his tenant when the unit was declared unsuitable for habitation due to the smoke that had drifted in to the unit from a chain-smoker downstairs. At the time when this case was determined by the NSW Civil […]

Are shipping containers the apartments of the future?

Natalee VenegasSeptember 28th, 2016

Housing affordability and environmental sustainability are two issues we hear a lot about in society today. A Danish architecture firm may have come up with a solution to both issues with its creative recycling of old steel shipping containers. Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) has ‘upcycled’ unsightly shipping containers to create a very […]

Owners corporation ordered to pay $150,000 to injured lot owner

Bianca BarrySeptember 28th, 2016

In Allen v Strata Plan 54664 an owners corporation was ordered to pay over $150,000 in damages to Mrs Allen, an elderly lot owner who tripped over a rubber mat in a common property lift. The owners corporation had put in place a code of conduct which required certain rules to be followed when the […]