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This is why apartment living is different for the poor

August 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Affordability, Cities, Housing conditions, Strata, urban renewal

By Hazel Easthope, UNSW; Laura Crommelin, UNSW, and Laurence Troy, UNSW This article is the first in a series based on new research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city. There’s been a lot of talk about apartment living of late. Whether it’s millennials who can’t afford to buy a […]

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Changes to strata management laws and home modifications

September 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Cities, Demographics, Law, Strata, Wellbeing

by Ryan van den Nouwelant and Hazel Easthope, City Futures Research Centre The recently introduced reforms to strata scheme management have been wide-ranging. Some of the more headline grabbing changes include new by-laws about pets, parking and smoking, electronic voting and tenant participation. One reform that has not received as much attention is the change […]

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City Futures Research Centre: 10 years young and going strong

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities, Strata

As November draws to a close, it seems fitting to reflect briefly on a particularly busy and important month for the City Futures team. This month saw CFRC celebrate its 10th anniversary, a real testament to the hard work and persistence of a great many people over the past decade.

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When developers come knocking: why strata law shake-up won’t deliver cheaper housing

November 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Cities, Housing, Housing supply, Strata, Uncategorized

Originally published in The Conversation by Laurence Troy, Bill Randolph, Hazel Easthope and Laura Crommelin Recent changes to strata title legislation in NSW will remove the need for all owners to agree to sell or redevelop their apartment block as a whole. This means that some owners may now have their apartments sold against their […]

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Strata renewal reforms: compulsory acquisition for private profit

September 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Guest appearance, Strata

By Cathy Sherry, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Originally published at the Sydney Morning Herald. City Futures’ research on strata renewal is here. The New South Wales government has released an exposure draft of strata termination legislation which empowers private citizens to forcibly acquire other people’s homes. People who live in their own apartment […]

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Renewing the Compact City

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Housing, Strata

Please upgrade your browser Map of strata registrations contains information provided under licence from Land and Property Information (a Division of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation) Just over 50 years ago a new type of property ownership was introduced in Australia. In 1961 the Conveyancing (Strata Titles) Act was introduced in NSW. This […]

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