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.

Pets in strata

We are also asking about recent changes to the law about keeping pets in strata properties. We would like to know what you think are the main issues for strata residents when animals are kept on the property.

These changes mean that keeping animals in a strata scheme can’t be prohibited unless the animal unreasonably interferes with another resident’s use and enjoyment of their property or the common property. The Government will be putting more detail in a regulation later this year, to set out the circumstances in which keeping an animal causes unreasonable interference.

Responses to the pet survey are being considered along with any other feedback we received about pets from the other parts of this consultation.

Thank you for your feedback

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

The NSW Government will table a report on the findings of the review in NSW Parliament before the end of 2021. The findings from the pets in strata survey will also be included in a separate report to Parliament by August 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.

Pets in strata

We are also asking about recent changes to the law about keeping pets in strata properties. We would like to know what you think are the main issues for strata residents when animals are kept on the property.

These changes mean that keeping animals in a strata scheme can’t be prohibited unless the animal unreasonably interferes with another resident’s use and enjoyment of their property or the common property. The Government will be putting more detail in a regulation later this year, to set out the circumstances in which keeping an animal causes unreasonable interference.

Responses to the pet survey are being considered along with any other feedback we received about pets from the other parts of this consultation.

Thank you for your feedback

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

The NSW Government will table a report on the findings of the review in NSW Parliament before the end of 2021. The findings from the pets in strata survey will also be included in a separate report to Parliament by August 2021.