Go the clamp

Good news on rogue parking. I’ve been talking to various people recently about this bugbear of strata living and it seems there is a simple solution, at least when it…

Blazing mad

With that fatal apartment block fire in London recently, a dramatic unit rescue in Newtown last weekend (subs: July 19) and the gas explosion in Bondi Junction back in March,…

Divisive actions

Life can be tough for students, especially when it comes to finding affordable accommodation near their universities and colleges.  However, they eventually move on.  But what about the families left…

Change management

In the various battles and skirmishes of strata living, Strata Managers are often on the front line – that’s why it’s so frustrating when yours go AWOL. QUESTION: I’ve become…

The light fantastic

A little light relief this week – at least that’s what one owner is hoping for when it comes to the question of switches. QUESTION: I’m a member of a strata Executive…

Water on the brain

Sleep deprivation and water torture sound like they’re straight out of the Guantanamo Bay handbook. But it’s no joke if you are the victim and your neighbours are allowing it…

Bye-bye to by-laws

When is a by-law not a by-law?  When the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal decides that it doesn’t really matter, that’s when. Evidence for this is contained in CTTT’s own…

Smoke on the strata

Here’s an interesting development on the non-smoking front.  Owners in the building in the CBD that won the case banning smoking in an apartment because tobacco fumes were leaking into…