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Council as a Developer, why not!

27 September 2018 - 10:24am

Facts

CLADDING – REGISTRATION OF BUILDINGS WITH COMBUSTIBLE CLADDING

13 September 2018 - 9:55am

The NSW Parliament has recently passed new legislation in relation to combustible cladding, being the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018.

Dealing with vexatious litigants

21 August 2018 - 9:31am

2017 will be remembered as the year of countless submissions to the government for legislative change, and of the rise of vexatious lot owners who have learnt to abuse the dispute resolution service provided by the Commissioner’s Office.

Resilience and dispute management

15 August 2018 - 12:00pm

Recently, I attended the SCA National Conference in Hobart where I spoke about the importance of not only growing resilience in yourself but also teaching resilience in the workplace so that it becomes a fabric of the business and the way that we service our clients.

High Court bowls over NCAT (NSW) powers to make decisions

10 August 2018 - 12:03pm

The High Court of Australia has recently ruled that the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) did not have the power to resolve a dispute between residents of different States: Burns v Corbett; Burns v Gaynor [2018] HCA 15.  Australia’s Constitution re

Limitation period on levy recovery overturned

6 August 2018 - 12:10pm

Overview

Pay Now, Argue Later

31 May 2018 - 12:32pm

The two most common defences I see in levy recovery actions are:

Statutory Land Valuations

14 March 2018 - 5:38pm

For most body corporate managers (excluding those based in Brisbane*), a fairly ordinary looking blue and white document issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines would have recently appeared in mail boxes across Queensland for each of the schemes they manage.

A War of Words

23 February 2018 - 1:42pm

For many stakeholders in a strata community, the annual general meeting is their time to shine.  They submitted their motions long ago, they knocked on the doors of their friendly neighbours to ask for their support, and they have visualised how they will make their strong points when having thei

Grace Industry Update - Two years and two months

17 October 2017 - 5:08pm

Levy arrears: commence action within two years and two months or lose your recovery rights

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