Unit renovation rules under review in NSW

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Renovating a unit in NSW could become a lot easier thanks to a recently announced review of the state’s strata laws.

The state government’s fair trading minister, Anthony Roberts, has announced that the “outdated” laws – first introduced in 1961 – will be reviewed to better reflect the needs of ageing buildings and changing demographics.

The Strata Agency managing director Rachael Kwawegen explains that renovating strata titled properties comes with its own challenges, as owners often need clarification on what they can and can't do before making any changes.

“This initiative will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of the ins and outs of renovating properties and in doing so make the process easier for owners,” she says.

The review, including a public three-month online consultation, aims to simplify strata rules and reduce the increasing number of strata cases heading to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal.

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