Housing

Compulsory apartment acquisitions start 30 November

AS foreshadowed in THE VOICE, the Strata Schemes (Development) Act 2015 will commence on 30 November 2016. The Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 contains the controversial provision that only 75 per cent of owners in a strata scheme need to agree to sell for the sale to go ahead, overriding the views and interests of up to 25 per cent of owners.

Read more: Compulsory apartment acquisitions start 30 November

NSW Housing: new ways to talk to the department

NSW HOUSING wants to make it easier for you to get in touch. Whether you're an existing social housing tenant, on the public housing wait list, or you want to apply for social housing, your options are increasing.

Read more: NSW Housing: new ways to talk to the department

Residential Tenancies Act review: Renter’s rights still not respected

MORE Australians are renting permanently than ever before, but in NSW the laws covering residential tenancies are set up to protect landlords, leaving renters in a risky position with little housing security.

Read more: Residential Tenancies Act review: Renter’s rights still not respected

New strata laws unpacked

New strata laws will force out owner-occupiers who are unwilling to sell, but the compensation spruiked by the NSW Government is just smoke and mirrors and owner-occupiers will be locked out of the market.

Read more: New strata laws unpacked

Free smoke alarm installations

THE LAW in NSW says that every home must have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level. This includes owner occupied residences, rental properties, relocatable homes, caravans and campervans. Any building where people sleep.

Read more: Free smoke alarm installations