Why Do You Need to Consider the Registered By-Laws when Preparing a New By-Law?

By-laws can provide guidelines regarding behaviour and to assist the smooth running of a scheme. It is important to consider the registered by-laws of the scheme when it comes to preparation of new by-laws. Why? This is to ensure that the new by-law does not conflict with the existing by-laws for the scheme. The main types of by-laws that a strata scheme may adopt include: By-laws to regulate the management, administration, control use or enjoyment…

Why you have to be so cruel, don’t you know I am a tenant too?

It is common to see tenants wanting to undertake various works on common property particularly in a commercial setting.  However, the owners corporation may be reluctant to authorise a tenant to undertake works to the common property for reasons including the ongoing repair and maintenance obligations. Yet, to get around this situation, a tenant may consider the following options: Liaise with the landlord ( i.e. owner of the lot) to obtain a by-law authorising the…