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"OK, it was a long time coming but it finally arrived!!  The All NEW legislation for NSW Strata Laws INCLUDING the NEW Strata Regulations!!  Now, don't get me wrong - many of these changes were needed but it still has a way to go before we can all relax.   I applaud some of the changes while others are just so-so - but at least things ARE moving in the right direction.  Happy reading!"
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Well, November 30th 2016 has well and truly come and gone so we're all now (hopefully) very familiar with this new 'Strata World' and most, if not all, strata related sites have made the neccessary changes to reflect the new laws.  However, we now have another dilemma - and that is of getting hold of (and incorrectly using) an old article or document that complies with the old laws and not the new laws (i.e. the information provided no longer complies with the new legislation and, as such, needs to be disregarded or at least tweaked to comply).  Sadly, this situation will always be with us, so you just have to be a little more careful with the information you find and use. You have been warned!!

When the new legislation came into being, I too was faced with making a huge number of necessary changes to this site so that it complied with the new legislation - and I can thankfully say that it's pretty much done - but there are still a couple of "missing areas" to be added. Hhhmmm - I think I'll wait for new updated version of this site to add them in but I'm not totally sure about WHEN it will surface.

Now, after receiving quite a few customer requests, I've decided to keep this page up for a little while yet - at least until the new version of this site appears.  Anyway, I've put up a few 'reform summary/evaluation type' articles on this page to give you a good run-down on the reforms and how they might impact you instead of making you plough through each section looking for the differences.

The information provided by these links will, as always, be hard hitting and relevant.  It won't be light-on in terms of quality information nor will it be off-topic.  It's too easy to waste hours and hours scouring the internet for something only to come up with a lot of junk links, dead-ends, bad, incorrect or out-of-date information or articles that are simply 'light weight' and tell you nothing.

However, be VERY careful when you read anything that deals with NSW Strata.  Make sure it refers to the CURRENT legislation (i.e. NSW Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 & Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016) or you could be unknowingly heading down the wrong path.

Terminology Changes

Firstly, and as with all changes in legislation, a number of TERMS were changed and I have created a table that shows the OLD and the NEW.  Here's the link which takes you straight there: Table of Terminology Changes

And now, without further ado, here are the links...

BUT before we go there.....Try your luck with this NEW LEGISLATION QUIZ - courtesy of Flat-Chat (and Jimmy Thomson)- for those of you game enough to test out your knowledge.   It's totally anonymous so see how you fair... Just hit the START button and away you go -

QUIZ: 20 questions on the new strata laws



NSW Fair Trading

Fair Trading should really be your "go-to-guys" when it comes to the new changes.
Sure, they won't give you any tips, tricks or opinions BUT they will give you the most up-to-date info around.
Great starting point though...

READ THIS FIRST!! - VERY IMPORTANT  The "powers that be" at NSW Fair Trading have decided to remove some of their REFORM-TYPE web pages and I had to do a little detective work to find them - and I did, for most of them - BUT a lot of the formatting of the webpage was stripped out leaving just the raw data.

All the links worked fine but the page looks kind a weird - formatting wise.  Anyway, the information was so good that I had to include them in here.  So, if you come across a page that looks quite bare, just scroll down past the links at the top until you come to the main title just beneath the LISTEN BUTTON.   All the relevant info is right there.  Sorry about that but it isn't my fault...

Real Estate Institute of NSW


Some Other Useful Links

Below are a number of other links to pretty decent articles on the Strata Law Reforms

Well, I think that might do for now.
However, if another excellent article appears I might just add it in....



Looking for a GOOD Strata Manager?  Then you might find it worthwhile giving the company below a call.  All Strata Managers are definitely NOT the same - contrary to popular 'misguided' opinion.

In every industry you get the good ones...and the not-so-good ones...and the downright terrible ones.   O'Connors is in the GOOD category.   Give them a call or drop them an email to discuss your scheme.   Alternatively click on the Experience the O'Connors Difference link at the bottom of this page to visit their website.

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