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19 Nov 2016
Electric vehicles are predicted to grow to 35% of all vehicle sales by 2040. Sydney is on track for half the population to live in apartments in the next decades. With 81% of electric vehicle charging done at home, strata buildings will have to grapple with this challenge in the coming decades.
18 Oct 2016
City Conversations events explore the major issues affecting Sydney residents and our society. On 17 October the topic was the NSW Strata Title Law Forum, to provide an overview of the major changes to strata laws commencing 30 November 2016.
17 Oct 2016
With new legislation just around the corner, owners of strata properties in NSW will quickly need to get used to:
20 Aug 2016
The NSW Government has finally released the long awaited reform to the strata legislation which will commence on 30 November 2016. The final Regulations will be published in the coming weeks. Our feature speakers to update us on what we need to know are: Amanda Farmer – Lawyers Chambers on Riley, a legal perspective Reena Van Aalst – Dynamic Property Services, a strata manager’s perspective
20 Jul 2016
Different rules and approaches can apply in different apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living, so OCN has partnered with the City of Ryde to deliver this workshop aimed at providing people with the knowledge and skills to optimise investment and lifestyle when living in a multi-dwelling complex.
22 Jun 2016
Different rules and approaches can apply in different apartment blocks and not everyone is used to high-density living. The City of Ryde and the Owners Corporation Network (OCN) have combined to deliver this consumer education workshop aimed at providing people with both the knowledge and skill-base to optimise investment and lifestyle when living in a multi-dwelling complex.
21 May 2016
Access to high speed internet is essential to attracting quality owners and tenants to apartment buildings. Being able to speedily download movies and TV programs, or work efficiently from home via high speed internet connections are expectations of many residents.
16 Mar 2016
“Buying off the plan” has different - much greater - risks and considerations to purchasing an existing property. It’s important that everyone understands their rights and responsibilities when buying off the plan and going to the first AGM.
08 Mar 2016
STRATA LAWS! This is the first MAJOR reform of STRATA LAWS since the 1973 Strata Titles Act. Before the new laws start in the second half of 2016 prepare yourself.
20 Feb 2016
Airbnb has taken the world by storm. And surprise. The idea of staying with the locals instead of an impersonal hotel is appealing. But the accommodation is not regulated, the hosts are not licensed, there is likely to be no insurance cover in the event of damage, injury or death (several have already occurred). Worse still, owners corporations may not be insured in the event of a major claim, because illegal business activities are being carried out.