By-laws are rules which regulate behavior of owners and tenants within strata or community title schemes. They enable more harmonious communities and protect the property asset.
All owners and tenants must obey by-laws and responsibilities under each state’s relevant strata and owners corporations Acts. An owners corporation may issue a notice to comply
where a by-law has been breached.
Crown Strata managers are experienced in mediating by-law disputes and finding resolutions, within the confines of the particular Acts. We maintain close relationships with law firms specializing in the strata industry in all our states of operation, and keep up to date with all new case law and by-law changes.
By-laws New South Wales
Strata schemes existing before the beginning of the Strata Schemes Management Act July 2 1997 have their by-laws set out in Schedule 1 of the Act, along with any amendments made
to those by the owner’s corporation. Strata schemes registered after the start of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 on July 1 1997 must choose and register their own by-laws. Crown strata managers can assist the executive committee in either following the guidelines given in the Act Regulations, or preparing bespoke by-laws.
In September 2010, the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2010 was introduced, which makes some amendments to the Act. Managers at Crown Strata can provide you with information on any changes applicable to by-laws in your scheme.
Owners corporations can amend or cancel any of the by-laws through special resolutions as long as they are not inconsistent with the Act or any law.