A reminder to anyone who is interested that after two long years, the NSW Government appear to be going ahead with their draft bill. The proposed reforms include: Allowing 75 per cent of apartment owners to sell their unit blocks for redevelopment, regardless of the wishes of the other 25 per cent. Tackling overcrowding by allowing strata schemes to pass by-laws limiting the number of occupants based on the number of bedrooms (but no less than two adults per bedroom). Owners corporations being able to invite council parking inspectors in to "ticket" rogue parkers in their blocks. Specifying passive smoking as a potential "nuisance" as defined and forbidden by strata law. Curbs on "proxy harvesting" by limiting proxy votes held by one person to 5 per cent of the total number of units. A defects bond of 2 per cent on the value of new apartment blocks not covered by the home building compensation fund. A three-tier approvals plan for renovations so that minor cosmetic changes don't require permission but major alterations need "special resolution" approvals. Limits on strata management contracts, including a legal compulsion for strata managers to declare any commissions they may receive from insurers. The draft Strata Schemes Management and Strata Schemes Development Bills, available on fairtrading.nsw.gov.au, will be open for feedback until 12 August. Any thoughts?