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  • Australia: ACCC ‘continuing to engage’ on strata issues February 29, 2024
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is examining lobby group information that highlights poor conduct by some strata managers in arranging insurance.  The Australian Consumers Insurance Lobby (ACIL) has presented its concerns to the consumer commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, giving examples that it says should be reviewed and asking the regulators to consider a wider investigation.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Laos Details Procedures for Condominium Ownership and Operations February 28, 2024
    On February 1, 2024, Laos’ Decree on Condominiums No. 352/GOV took effect. This decree expands on the Law on Land (2019), which introduced the concept of condominiums into the Lao regulatory framework and opened the possibility for foreigners to own apartment units (redefined as “condominium units”—see below). The Law on Land revolutionized concepts of property ownership and investment in a country where foreign ownership is still uncommon.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Mysterious Stains and Tenant Misconduct: Unraveling Condo Controversies in Thailand February 28, 2024
    A recent post on a popular Facebook page has ignited a fiery debate among netizens in Thailand. The post, featuring images of unexplained stains on a condo sofa, alongside a separate incident of severe tenant neglect, highlights the unpredictable nature of renting properties and the mysteries that can accompany it.    Read the article…………………………….
  • South Africa: Mooikloof estate takes man to court to seize his stand after failing to build within a year February 26, 2024
    The Mooikloof Glen Estates Home Owners Association took a stand owner to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in an effort to seize his stand after he failed to build a house within a year of buying the piece of land.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Australia: Landmark Ruling in NSW Court of Appeal Changes the Game for Builders and Developers February 26, 2024
    In a bustling courtroom filled with legal practitioners, developers, and contractors, the New South Wales Court of Appeal delivered a judgment that has sent ripples through the construction industry. At the heart of this legal battle was the question of whether a builder and developer, accused of constructing a defective building, could share the blame—and thus the financial responsibility—with nine independent contractors.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Philippines: Disqualification of a director of a homeowner’s association February 20, 2024
    Dear PAO,  I own a house and lot inside a subdivision in Pasig City, where I am a member of the Board of Directors of its registered homeowner’s association (HOA). Last month, I bought another residential property in the neighboring subdivision where my current house is. I would like to know if, as a member of the HOA of the subdivision where my second property is located, I am qualified to be a member of its Board of Directors even ...
  • Gatekeepers of Property: Unveiling Unethical HOA Fees in South African Estates February 19, 2024
    In the serene, gated communities of South Africa, where security and exclusivity offer a promise of tranquility, a storm brews beneath the surface. At the heart of this tempest are the Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs), embroiled in controversial practices that may not only be unethical but potentially illegal. It’s a narrative that delves deep into the dynamics of power, ambition, and the seismic shifts in the property market, unwrapped by Jan le Roux, CEO of the Real Estate Business Owners of ...

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  • Netherlands: The Dutch homeowner’s association (VvE) explained December 6, 2023
    I’ve come across several cases recently in which buyers have been hit with unexpected bills, but this can be avoided if you are aware of your rights and obligations with regard to the VvE. Your makelaar (real estate agent) and notary are better placed than I am to help you with questions about the VvE for a particular property, but there are some general things you should know.    Read the article……………………………….
  • Australia: Why do Good Owners make Bad Strata Decisions? November 17, 2023
    Even though strata buildings are full of good, smart and well-intentioned people, they don’t always make great decisions. And sometimes strata buildings delay important decisions or, worse still, actually make really bad decisions. Why is that and what dynamics create those kinds of counterinitiative outcomes? The many potential reasons for the phenomenon should be studied by experts.   Read the article…………………………………
  • Turks and Caicos Islands: A Guide To Purchasing Property October 2, 2023
    Purchasing a property can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, especially when also contending with a foreign country and unfamiliar jurisdiction. However, purchasing your dream property on a paradise island may not be as complicated or scary as you think. We have set out below a guide to the main steps involved when purchasing a property in the Turks and Caicos Islands (“TCI”).    Read the article…………………………………
  • Europe: Mastering the Art of Strata Management Transformation September 20, 2023
    Strata management, often regarded as the backbone of well-run residential complexes, is a multifaceted discipline with a profound impact on daily life. For residents in condominiums or apartment complexes, the seamless operation and maintenance of these properties are attributed to the art of strata management. Far from a simple task, strata management involves a meticulous blend of responsibilities aimed at fostering a harmonious coexistence among residents.  Read the article………………………..
  • Australia: Demystifying Unit Entitlement (WA) August 16, 2023
    If you’re a proud strata owner in Western Australia, understanding “Unit Entitlement” (UE) is vital. This term plays a pivotal role in defining your rights, responsibilities, and financial commitments within WA’s unique strata landscape. In this article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of Unit Entitlement as outlined by the current Strata Titles Act in Western Australia.  Read the article………………………..
  • Australia: Don’t You Dare Sue Me – Overstepping the Mark August 16, 2023
    Is it legitimate for a lot owner to pressure an owners corporation not to sue her or defend legal action she takes against the owners corporation? And what happens when the lot owner oversteps the mark? Can the owner be held in contempt of court? A recent NCAT case considered that very issue.   Read the article………………………..
  • India: Key Insights into Homeowner Associations: An Overview of Important Information July 10, 2023
    Homeowner associations (HOAs) play a significant role in many residential communities, governing and managing various aspects of communal living. These associations are formed to maintain property values, establish rules and regulations, and provide shared amenities and services.   Read the article………………………..

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