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Category: Urban Renewal

Mascot Towers: Unsurprising loss on termination application – an interesting look at the impact of strata loans on owners

Strata, Urban Renewal

Posted 21 December 2023

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Strata Legislation Amendment Act 2023 – Good Faith, Costs and Strata Renewals

Urban Renewal

Posted 11 December 2023

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“Off the Plan” Purchase Regrets – Top 5 Potential Solutions

Strata, Urban Renewal, Conveyancing

Posted 06 April 2022

Sale of strata apartments “off the plan”, i.e. before they are built, are common with new developments. In a rising market, purchasers are keen not to miss out or to lock in a price which they exp…

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How to Terminate a Strata Scheme (Even if Required Consent is not provided by all parties)

Strata, Urban Renewal

Posted 15 September 2021

There are numerous ways to terminate a strata scheme such as approaching the Registrar-General or forcing a sale pursuant to the strata renewal process, but how do you achieve this if the required con…

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Partitioning – When tenancy in common is not working

By-Laws, Building Defects, Renovations, Urban Renewal, Conveyancing

Posted 15 September 2021

It is not uncommon for co-owners to have disputes over property. When these disputes occur, a co-owner may apply to the Supreme Court for the property to be held on the statutory trust for sale or par…

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Owners Corporations Withholding Consent to the Lodgement of Development Applications

Strata, Renovations, Urban Renewal

Posted 03 February 2021

In order to obtain development consent conditions from a development application the Local Council needs the consent of the owner of the land. If an owners application involves the common property …

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First Owners Forced to sell under the new 75% rules

Strata, Urban Renewal

Posted 19 August 2019

In the recent landmark decision of Application by the Owners – Strata Plan No 61299 [2019] NSWLEC 111, the first ever application was brought before the Court under Part 10 of the Strata Schemes Dev…

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Collective Sales – Windfall when neighbours work together

Strata, Urban Renewal, Development Contracting, Conveyancing

Posted 12 June 2019

Strong pressure on Sydney property prices and an acute shortage of suitable development sites has made it possible for neighbours acting together to achieve excellent prices for properties which in ag…

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