David Bannerman
When can an owner corporation refuse requests by owners wanting to perform works or have exclusive use of common property? As strata schemes age, it is a common occurrence for lot owners to wish to renovate their units. However, it is often a source of conflict between the owner and the owners corporation over what require approval and what areas of common property are able to be affected by the...
Peter Taliangis
When many families go away for 1-2 weeks or more. Securing your family home is vital during this time. Here are my 35 top tips to secure your most important asset - the family home. 1. Store all bins, ladders and anything else that could be used to access a window or be used to get over a fence away from your house and well out of sight. 2. Leave a light on or on a timer. Leave a television or ...
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David Bannerman
Home owners whose properties may contain the so-called Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos insulation need to obtain advice and act urgently. The Government has implemented an assistance package which is managed through the Office of Fair Trading. Loose fill asbestos insulation is a raw crushed asbestos product, which was widely used for ceiling insulation in the 1960s and 1970s, mainly by a company kn...
Jayde Ferguson
Whether you’re building, renovating, moving house or doing a big spring clean-up; hiring a skip bin is a smart option. Not only does it save you the hassle of multiple trips to the tip or overloading your verge collection bins, but it promotes a removal of waste in the most environmentally friendly way. But if you don’t dispose of your waste properly – it can be detrimental to the world around us ...
David Bannerman
Changes to the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and regulations come into force on 29 April 2016 and will have a direct impact on the sale, purchase or lease of properties with a swimming pool or outdoor spa. Since 29 October 2013, all pool owners have been required to register their pools on the NSW Government swimming pool register website. Pool owners are now required to provide a certificate of compli...