In late 2016 the new Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 and Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 came into effect, requiring owners to review their by-laws. Model by-laws have been provided; these can be directly adopted, or owners can use them as a guide for changing current by-laws.

Once existing by-laws change, a full set of consolidated by-laws must be lodged with the NSW Office of the Registrar-General. The Registrar-General can however exempt owners from this process, but the regulations do not specify what conditions would need to be satisfied to receive that exemption. Once the changes have been lodged, they will be recorded on the common property folio. Owners to whom these laws apply must amend their by-laws by 30 November 2017.

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