We’re going to depart from the normal reader Q&A format this week, to try to gauge your thoughts on a number of issues.
Firstly, should we be happy or worried that the new Rentals Commissioner is targeting no-fault evictions (used to push up rents without having to convince a tribunal that the rises are fair) and pet bans on rental properties?
Is this a good thing, just bringing us into line with other states, specifically Victoria? Or has the needle swung too far in favour of renters? That’s HERE.
What do you think about an NCAT Member who removes a strata manager from two blocks and replaces them with a compulsorily appointed manager, then appoints the sacked manager to a third building, giving them absolute power? That’s HERE.
What do you think of plans to phase gas cookers out of apartment blocks (and houses) and replace them with electric induction stoves? Is this good for the health of humans and the planet they live on? Or is this Nanny State stuff? That’s HERE.
And finally, from a reader, when the admin fund borrows from the sinking fund, does the money have to be paid back in 90 days, or, as the strata Act seems to suggest, there just has to be a decision of when and how to pay it back in that time limit. That’s HERE.
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