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Multi-owned properties in the Asia Pacific Region: Rights, Responsibilities and Restrictions

Goal: This is a Palgrave book on apartment sector governance that I am co-editing with Michelle Gabriel. We have a range of contributors from across the Asia Pacific region including Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. The book is due out in 2017 and we are currently in the editing stage.

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Wonderful news! The book finally arrived in the mail. We would like to thank our many contributors for their patience and generosity in bringing this collection to fruition.
Altmann, E and Gabriel M (Eds) 2018 Multi-owned Properties in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities, London, Palgrave Mcmillan UK, IBSN 978-1-137-56987-5
 
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We would like to thank our many contributors for their patience and generosity. It's finally here and ready for you to read.
 
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Rapid urbanisation, urban densification and the rise of neo-liberal policy programmes across the Asia-Pacific region have combined to fundamentally reshape property systems and housing opportunities. However, policy development timing, pace and impact has varied between and across societies and has been affected by economic conditions and financial reforms. In concluding, we explore the common and different consequences of these trends and their significance in terms of urbanisation, the growth of multi-owned property and the attendant rights, restrictions and responsibilities as demonstrated by our co-contributors. We highlight directions for future research.
This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. In contrast to the highly populated and traditional communal housing arrangements of past Asian economies, we see an increasing focus on neo-liberalist, market-based policies associated with the rise of an Asian middle class shaping structural change from communal to individualistic. This edited collection unpacks the rights, restrictions and responsibilities of multi-owned property ownership across the Asia-Pacific region; examining the experiences of developers, strata-managers, owners and residents. In doing so, they highlight how the rights of one party affects the restrictions and responsibilities of others within different policy frameworks. This work will reach an interdisciplinary audience including scholars and practitioners of sociology, public policy, urban studies and planning, economics, property management and architecture.
In this chapter, we examine impediments to environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient change in multi-owned properties and how this impacts on the capacity of the strata community to achieve economic and environmental goals. Our research identifies four major impediments to sustainable adaptation in the Australian context. First, there are missed opportunities to integrate core environmental sustainability principles into initial design and construction. Second, centralised systems create difficulties in terms of facilitating consumer awareness of on-site energy and water use and waste. Third, decision-making for environmentally sustainable adaptation of dwellings is complex with strata managers remaining key gatekeepers of environmental and financial product information in this process. Finally, the market does not provide appropriate financing mechanisms to facilitate loans within the multi-owned property sector.
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Michelle Gabriel and I are pleased to announce the following contributor line-up for our co-edited collection - Multi-owned properties in the Asia-Pacific region: Rights, restrictions and responsibilities.
Erika Altmann and Michelle Gabriel - Rights, restrictions and responsibilities in context
Rebecca Leshinsky, Peter Newton and Stephen Glackin - Strata title: Unintended consequences for urban renewal
Alice Christudason - Termination legislation: Property rights or wrongs?
Nicole Johnston and Eric Too - Impediments to effective strata governance
Zhixuan Yang and Abbas Rajabifard - City Transition: A MOP Rights Boom in China
Cathy Sherry - Conflict between private and public restrictions
Erika Altmann, Phillipa Watson and Michelle Gabriel - Environmental restriction in multi owned property
Chin-Oh Chang and Chien-Wen Peng - Urban renewal and affordable housing in Taiwan
Emma Power - Restrictions on pet ownership in multi-owned properties
Hazel Easthope and Bill Randolph - Collective Responsibility in Strata Apartments
Ngai Ming Yip and Sanford Y F Poon - Major repair work: Whose responsibility
Kathy Douglas and Robin Goodman - Addressing conflict within Owners’ Corporations
Yung Yau - Efficacy beliefs and homeowner participation
Lisa Wei Gao - Promoting owner participation in management
Nor Rima Muhamad Ariff - Improving governance of high rise MOPS in Malaysia
Jeeva Sajan - Owner responsibilities in Mumbai
Erika Altmann and Michelle Gabriel - Multi-owned properties: Bringing it all together
 
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Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created an exuberance around apartment living. Less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. This collection provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region.
 
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This is a Palgrave book on apartment sector governance that I am co-editing with Michelle Gabriel. We have a range of contributors from across the Asia Pacific region including Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. The book is due out in 2017 and we are currently in the editing stage.