With the possible exception of one or two big brand name developers who take handovers seriously, the task of compiling the initial maintenance schedule will come down to the strata manager, or it won’t get done. That’s just the way these things work.
The point’s been made loud and clear before today: there’s an urgent need for change in strata management practice and it’s not because the government has finally set the commencement date for new strata laws in NSW.
In committing these things to the statute books there is however something about which we should be very afraid, and its not the loss of wealth or liberty.
There is a smell in the corridors of the fourth level of government, strata, that is coming from the level above, local councils.
The sky has barely cleared on the northern beaches of Sydney, where it seems the risk of this perfect storm has been well understood for some decades, and the blame game has already begun.
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