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What does a Strata Lawyer Do?
Navigating strata law requires expertise and precision. At Madison Marcus, our legal team, led by industry experts, provides unparalleled guidance in strata-related matters. ➡️ Are you aware of the nuances...
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Supreme Court refuses stay application despite concurrent court proceedings and ‘Project Intervene’ investigations of alleged defective building works
The recent introduction of Project Intervene, an initiative implemented by the NSW Building Commissioner with the overarching objective of resolving issues concerning serious defects in residential buildings without the extensive...
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CAN A SCHEME CURRENTLY UNDER COMPULSORY APPOINTMENT BE CONSIDERED DYSFUNCTIONAL?
Most are well aware that the Tribunal has the power pursuant to section 237 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 to appoint a strata managing agent to exercise the functions of...
Strata Article 23 AUG 2023 LI
To Litigate or Not to Litigate: A Case Study
“How can we resolve our dispute without ongoing and expensive litigation?  The Madison Marcus strata defects and dispute resolution team is dedicated to achieving cost-effective solutions for our clients and...
Strata Article 21 AUG 2023 LI
Strata Renewals – You must get the process right
In 2016, the new strata renewal process, also known as collective sales, came into effect under Part 10 of the Strata Schemes Development Act (SSDA).  This process allowed 75% of...
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TIME LIMITS FOR DAMAGES CLAIMS FOR FAILING TO MAINTAIN COMMON PROPERTY
It is well known that owners corporations have to maintain their common property and keep it in a state of good and serviceable repair (section 106(1) of the SSMA). If...
Strata Article 14 MAR 2023 Blog v2
COST RECOVERY BY-LAWS –
ARE THEY ENFORCEABLE?
Article by James Moir We are often asked to prepare “cost recovery” by-laws to recover costs that an owners corporation incurs as a result of by-law breaches. The costs sought...
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James Moir Promoted to Director at Madison Marcus
  We are proud to announce that James Moir has been appointed as a Director at Madison Marcus. James leads the Strata Division of Madison Marcus and was admitted as a solicitor...
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STRATA UPDATE: ANOTHER WIN FOR OWNERS CORPORATIONS AGAINST AIRBNB
Further to our recent article about our team’s big NCAT victory in having an owner fined for Airbnb letting and winning a costs order (click here to view), a recent...
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Strata E Alert: Finally, a win for Owners Corporations against Airbnb Owner
What can Owners Corporations do about Airbnb and short-term letting?  The Madison Marcus Strata team recently had a big win in NCAT against an owner who was conducting Airbnb contrary...
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CAN YOU HOLD FACE-TO-FACE STRATA MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
Our Strata team is constantly being asked about what types of meetings can be held during the Government restrictions brought about due to COVID-19. The Strata Regulations make allowances for...