Housing Media

Wakey-wakey media! NSW strata reform monumental attack on property rights

“Media outlets should quit talking about smoking and pets in NSW apartment buildings and focus on the fact that proposed new strata laws will enable greedy developers to kick out long-time owner-occupiers”, said Paul Versteege, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.

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Strata 75% rule which will see older people evicted going ahead

“The NSW Government is pushing ahead with its proposal to only require 75% of owners to agree to the sale of a strata unit block despite widespread community opposition,” said Amelia Christie, Manager, Research & Advocacy.

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Strata reform 75% termination rule: Respected property lawyer speaks out

An oped piece in the Sydney Morning Herald by respected property lawyer and academic Dr Cathy Sherry about the NSW Government’s proposed new strata termination rule spells out very clearly why this rule should never be made law. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/strata-law-overhaul-a-step-too-far-20150823-gj5mz5.html

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Strata reform 75% termination rule: Threat to apartment dwellers of all ages

“The NSW Government is proposing new laws that will make it possible to force owner-occupiers out of their apartments and pave the way to eventually do the same to owner-occupiers in freestanding Torrens title homes,” said Charmaine Crowe.

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Pensioners reject forced reverse mortgages

“The suggestion by the Centre for Independent Studies[1] that the family home should be included in the pension asset test and be reverse mortgaged for an income stream would cost pensioners dearly,” said Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.

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