Changes to strata laws

Changes to strata laws in NSW take effect on 30 November 2016.
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The Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 includes a set of model by-laws which provide ‘sample rules’ to guide the owners corporation in setting their own by-laws. Your strata rules affect what you can do in your property. Examples include if you can keep pets and where you can smoke (remember: you need your landlord’s permission on these issues). Higher fines now apply for breaching strata rules. If you don’t have a copy of the by-laws, ask your landlord or property manager for a copy. 

Fair Trading has a new website with sections to explain the changes for: