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Community Democracy in Cayman Islands’ Strata Corporations

A recent decision of the Grand Court may affect role of developers of strata corporations in the Cayman Islands, particularly where the strata development forms part of a larger resort complex, perhaps incorporating timeshare apartments or a hotel.    Read

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Malaysia: Fostering neighbourly spirit among strata owners

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and two other parties have joined forces to address anti-social behaviours among strata communities and teach residents their rights under the new Strata Management Act.  Read the article…………….

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A Quick Guide to the New Abu Dhabi Strata Law

For those in the real estate industry, the easiest way to understand the new Abu Dhabi strata law is to compare it with the already familiar Dubai strata law. The two Emirates’ laws, in most cases, reach the same place

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Understanding Homeowners Association Reserve Accounts (India)

A significant cost, when buying a property that is part of a small common interest development, can often be the monthly or other periodic fees due to the homeowners association. A lot of homeowners mistakenly look on this money as

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South Africa: Liquidators vs Home Owners Associations: title deed conditions are binding on liquidators

In two recent cases decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), namely,Willow Waters Homeowners Association (Pty) Limited v KOKA NO and others [2015] JOL 32760 (SCA) and Cowin NO v Kyalami Estate Homeowners Association (499/2013) [2014] ZASCA 221, the

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Home ownership Rights (Philippines)

MANY people living in subdivisions and villages are not aware that a law had been passed mandating the rules and regulations that have to be observed in so far as their right to organize in these subdivisions and villages is

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Jamaica: Destroying A Strata Plan

Destruction is a word that connotes damage, so how then can this be a suitable remedy to rectify errors on a strata plan?  Individual ownership of strata apartments was facilitated by the passing of The Registration (Strata Titles) Act in

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Urban Renewal & Redevelopment of Strata Buildings (Australia)

The age and condition of many strata buildings suggests an urgent need for an effective mechanism for their redevelopment. Problems include: Dilapidation of many strata buildings. The first strata legislation was enacted in NSW in 1961 and many strata buildings

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Indonesia: Rights and obligation of owner and tenant in a condominium or strata title unit

Condominium is a multistory building for residential purpose, which every unit of it can be owned separately. As a residential building that can be owned separately, tenants of condominium have boundaries in making use of spaces and facilities inside of

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Indonesia: Rights and obligation of owner and tenant in a condominium or strata title unit

Condominium is a multistory building for residential purpose, which every unit of it can be owned separately. As a residential building that can be owned separately, tenants of condominium have boundaries in making use of spaces and facilities inside of

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Homeowners Associations: Can You Ban a Home Business?

All Home Owners Associations (“HOAs”) and their home owner members should be aware of a recent High Court judgment addressing the knotty problem of a HOA’s powers to bar an owner from running a home-based business.   Read more……..

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Why are reserve fund, status certificates important for condo owners? (Sri Lanka)

A reserve fund can only be used for replacement and non-routine repairs of common elements and assets of the condo: for instance, replacement of roof, windows, boiler, carpets and security system. Other examples are non-routine repairs to the chiller, swimming

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How to review Sri Lanka Condominium Act Public engagement absolutely necessary

Our Condominium Act was based on the condo operations of Singapore. Singapore obtained more information with regard to setting up condominiums from Australia. Since the introduction of condominiums in Singapore, they also have various problems that have to be attended

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The Single Most Important Event in the HOA Is…

I lived in a gated community for 26 years of my life. My parents and 2 siblings still live in the same subdivision in Las Piñas City. When my family visited the subdivision last week, I learned that they will

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Grab It Now – The New and Improved Primer on RA 9904

I hope that this new, improved and updated Primer on RA 9904 will serve as a useful guide and companion to all homeowners who are burdened by unfriendly neighbors, and/or Officers or Directors/Trustees who lord it over the affairs of

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The Rise of Homeowners’ Associations and Changing Neighborhood Governance in Urban China

Housing reform is one important part of China’s economic reform towards a market economy. Housing in China was once regarded as public welfare, and was provided to employees by public bodies, such as government agencies, state-owned enterprises and large collective-owned

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India: Condominium RWAs demand DTCP action against builders

RWAs of condominiums are upset with builders for not adhering to the Department of Town and Country Planning’s (DTCP) directive to hand over maintenance work to residents’ welfare associations in Gurgaon.  Read More……

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