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Research on serious building defects in NSW strata communities

Key findings:

  • The report found 39% of strata buildings had experienced serious defects in the common property.
  • The most commonly occurring serious defect related to waterproofing, affecting 23% of surveyed buildings, followed by fire safety (14%).
  • Around 47% of buildings with serious defects were able to achieve resolution.
  • Only 15% of buildings with serious defects were reported to Fair Trading.
  • Serious defects generally led to significant financial and emotional stress for homeowners, tenants and strata managers.

Download the report.

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