Weekly News Update 4.3.2021

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Article 1: 2021 Membership Renewal 

Members of AICNSW are reminded that membership will expire on the 31 March 2021.

We forwarded to all current members a renewal email on Monday 1  March 2021 with details on how to renew and providing login details.

Renewals can only be done through the Membership Portal on AICNSW website.

If you have any queries in relation to membership renewal please contact Vicki Aird at [email protected]

Renew here 

Article 2: new eConveyancing Mandate 

A reminder that from 22 March 2021, a further twenty-nine documents will be mandated for electronic lodgment. This means that NSW LRS will be unable to accept these dealings in paper if signed on or after that date.

For more information please see:

Article 3: Conveyancing Rules Waiver updated 

The updated Conveyancing Rules waiver will also commence on 22 March 2021:  The new Required Dealings Exceptions waiver will incorporate and revoke the current Mainstream Dealings waiver 2/2020.

If a transaction falls within one of the waivers, the paper documents must be lodged with a fully completed Conveyancing Rules Exemption form (available in the Forms and Fees library (General Forms section).

See also these FAQs available on the ORG website.
Enquiries can be sent to ORG Customer Service

Article 4: LRS Feedback Survey 

LRS is checking in with its customers to assist it to improve customer satisfaction with its information, products and user experience with an online survey will take about five-minutes. Your feedback will help LRS to improve responsiveness and provide a more personalised service..

The survey will be available until 12 March 2021.

Article 5: MOR & MPR v6 to commence in April 

Following extended consultation and delays due to Covid, ARNECC has published the Version 6 of the Model Operating Rules and the Model Participation Rules on its website which will both commence on 12 April 2021.

  • MPR (marked up version)
  • MPR (clean version)
  • MOR (marked up version)
  • MOR (clean version)

Knowledge Bank: 

Trentelman v The Owners – Strata Plan 76700; The Owners – Strata Plan 76700 v Trentelman [2021] NSWSC 155

CONTRACT – formation and validity – proposal by owner of development lots to convert lots into non-strata blocks and build townhouses of specified height – cooperation of strata corporation required – development lot owner promised proposal would result in continuing access for strata owners to swimming pool on her land – resolution passed at general meeting – no contractual effect

ESTOPPEL – proprietary estoppel – encouragement – detrimental reliance – whether lot owner’s promise made to strata corporation – whether reliance by corporation – corporation entitled to easement over pool land

EQUITY – rectification – mistake – strata plan of subdivision included notation that pool structures formed part of common property – notation failed to include three-dimensional space around pool structures – inclusion of notation deliberate and mistake established but intended form of plan could not be determined – rectification refused

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