Monday, October 6, 2008

Heritage listed

There are several different types of heritage lists. Property owners can face cumbersome battles with the council in an effort to demolish or make renovations to properties protected by heritage legislation.
  • What is a heritage listing?
  • Other statutory listings
  • How to find if a place is listed
  • How to get legal verification of a listing
  • Community registers and listings
  • Effects of Heritage Listing
Find out the significance of the heritage of your property and consider getting legal advice before you make an excavation.
Heritage Listing Explained heritage.nsw.gov.au

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Purchasing Strata Property

A strata scheme is a building (or collection of buildings) where individuals each own a small portion (called a Lot) and where there is also common property (such as external walls, windows, roof, driveways, etc.) which every owner shares.
Before purchasing a strata title property you should be aware of the following issues:
  • What would I actually own in a strata scheme?
  • Owners corporation and executive committee
  • What are levies?
  • Are there any meetings I would have to attend?
  • What are the by-laws/lifestyle restrictions?
  • What should I do before signing a contract?
  • Buying ‘off the plan’
  • The contract
  • Insurance

For the answers to these questions, see the Office of Fair Trading. ..home_owners/Buying_property.
For Strata living generally:
..home_owners/Strata_schemes.html