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Short Term Letting Affecting Strata Insurance

Have you ever wondered what happens when a lot owner starts short term letting and it affects the ability of the body corporate to get the required statutory insurance? If…
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Management Contracts that are 25-Year Shackles

Imagine you’ve interviewed for a job and the call comes: “you got the gig … we’re sending over a 25-year contract.” Twenty-five years? That’s half the length of a working…
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VCAT Declares that Committees have the Power to Terminate an OC Manager

Many high-rise buildings will be aware of terms embedded within an owners’ corporation (OC) manager’s agency agreement. These agreements permit a manager to be appointed for a period of five…
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Banning Pets in Owners Corporations & Apartment Buildings?

An attempt by an owner corporations to ban a pensioner from having his beloved Greyhound has been overturned. And in NSW, there’s certainly been a few recent cases whereby…
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Cheaper energy bills coming to Victorians living in apartments

Cheaper energy bills are coming to Victorians living in embedded networks, such as some apartments, caravan parks and retirement villages, thanks to reforms introduced by the state government in…
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Does Every Strata Management Company Take Insurance Commissions?

Strata Management / Owners Corporation Insurance The Concerns of Owners Corporations and Committees Why Do Strata Management Companies Receive Insurance Commissions? Unscrupulous and Unethical Body Corporate Managers Taking Too Much…
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“We Don’t Want to Jump Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire”

At Strata Management Consultants, we are lucky to have meet many new people and have many interesting conversations. And the top 3 things we hear the most often from owners…
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Siddiqui v Owners Corporation RP001414 (Owners Corporation) [2020] VCAT 382

Background This proceeding concerned two lots (1 and 5) (‘the Property’) owned by a Dr Siddiqui in a plan of subdivision. His son Najee Siddiqui (Najee) is the occupier of…
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VIC: Owners Corporations – Say Bye Bye to Short Term Letting

Short term letting operations have caused havoc for owners corporations, even at the best of times. During COVID-19 however, short term letting posed (yes past tense) a greater risk to…
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