Categories for Strata

Settled into an apartment, Would you like to win a $1000 prepaid visa? Thanks to WA Apartment Advocacy

3/3/2019
Written by

Settled into an apartment, WA Apartment Advocacy (WAAA) would like to speak to you! WAAA is doing its national research again and they are asking that we share the following message to any clients who recently settled on an apartment. The survey is completely confidential and they could win $1000 pre-paid visa card. As you know WAAA is the voice for people who choose to own and live in apartments and AICWA would like to lend our assistance. The message for...

Strata Titles Act Reform update

11/7/2018
Written by

Milestone achieved!The most significant changes to strata in over 20 years have been confirmed following the passage of the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018 on 1 November 2018 and 6 November 2018 respectively.What happens now?Landgate’s focus will now be on completing the regulations to support the amended Strata Titles Act 1985 and the new Community Titles Act 2018. Landgate will continue consulting with public, government, industry and community stakeholders on those regulations.How to stay informedFor further information on the reforms, refer...

Launch of Property Reporting Online service

18/10/2017
Written by

New Commonwealth Government legislation came into effect on 1 July 2017 requiring more information to be provided to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when ownership of a property changes. This applies to all buyers and sellers across Australia. The requirements are a COAG initiative to enable the ATO to develop consistent and comparable datasets in the national database, which will reduce tax error and increase tax compliance.   Every state and territory is implementing the data collection in accordance with individual...

Suspect a water leak, How to detect it & what to do…

11/8/2017
Written by

Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water and precious money! How can I detect a leak?To conduct a leak detection test yourself, follow these simple steps:Step 1: Ensure no water is being used in your house (turn off all water appliances, such as washing machines and evaporative air conditioners).Step 2: Read the black and red numbers on your meter. Record the black numbers from left to right. The black...

Strata Reform

5/7/2016
Written by

Watch this presentation for an overview of the proposed strata reforms. The WA Government has given Landgate responsibility for delivering reforms to Western Australia’s Strata Titles Act 1985.The proposed reforms aim to provide more flexible and sustainable housing options to benefit developers, strata owners, investors, residents and tenants. They aim to improve the way strata schemes work but not to change current strata owners’ land titles and boundaries.Strata reform update April 2016Landgate has refined its original proposals released for public consultation,...

Strata Titles Act Reform – Update June 2016

30/6/2016
Written by

In this series of articles on the Strata Titles Act Reform project, we are bringing you details of the amendments that will impact strata communities across Western Australia. Our previous articles and online videos have already covered other areas of the reforms including: the new forms of strata: community title schemes and leasehold strata improved management clearer and easier ways to resolve disputes terminations of schemes​ staged strata development. This article will focus on the proposed reforms for improving buyer...