Help shape the future of strata in NSW

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Strata laws affect more than one million people living and working in strata schemes across NSW, which will increase as our population grows.

Strata living can provide a friendly community-style environment and as strata living continues to change, we want to understand your experience.

We are reviewing the laws under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.

Our wide-ranging review covers diverse areas of interest – including managing common property, resolving disputes, by-laws including animals, committee and owners corporation meetings, mixed-use schemes, strata renewal and much more.

For more information on the review, please read the discussion paper.

New laws for pets in strata

Since new laws started on 25 August 2021, owners corporations can't refuse the keeping of an animal in a strata scheme unless the animal unreasonably interferes with another resident's use and enjoyment of their lot or the common property.

Your feedback on the review of these laws has helped the NSW Government develop the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Pets) Regulation 2021, which sets out the circumstances in which an animal causes an unreasonable interference.

The Government also tabled a report on the review of the Strata Schemes Management Act, as it relates to the keeping of animals, in NSW Parliament on 20 August 2021. The report sets out the public feedback we received as part of the pets in strata survey and how the circumstances prescribed in the new pets regulations were developed.

For more information on what the new laws mean for you, visit the NSW Fair Trading website.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 7 April 2021. Thank you to participants for providing input which we are currently reviewing.

We are still evaluating your feedback to see what further changes should be made to strata laws. The NSW Government will table a report on the findings of the review in NSW Parliament before the end of 2021.

Strata laws affect more than one million people living and working in strata schemes across NSW, which will increase as our population grows.

Strata living can provide a friendly community-style environment and as strata living continues to change, we want to understand your experience.

We are reviewing the laws under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.

Our wide-ranging review covers diverse areas of interest – including managing common property, resolving disputes, by-laws including animals, committee and owners corporation meetings, mixed-use schemes, strata renewal and much more.

For more information on the review, please read the discussion paper.

New laws for pets in strata

Since new laws started on 25 August 2021, owners corporations can't refuse the keeping of an animal in a strata scheme unless the animal unreasonably interferes with another resident's use and enjoyment of their lot or the common property.

Your feedback on the review of these laws has helped the NSW Government develop the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Pets) Regulation 2021, which sets out the circumstances in which an animal causes an unreasonable interference.

The Government also tabled a report on the review of the Strata Schemes Management Act, as it relates to the keeping of animals, in NSW Parliament on 20 August 2021. The report sets out the public feedback we received as part of the pets in strata survey and how the circumstances prescribed in the new pets regulations were developed.

For more information on what the new laws mean for you, visit the NSW Fair Trading website.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 7 April 2021. Thank you to participants for providing input which we are currently reviewing.

We are still evaluating your feedback to see what further changes should be made to strata laws. The NSW Government will table a report on the findings of the review in NSW Parliament before the end of 2021.

CLOSED: This quick poll has closed. We are currently reviewing your feedback.
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Should strata schemes be allowed to ban pets?

Yes
18%
No
82%
Total Votes : 21314