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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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Body Corporate Committee Responsibilities Victoria

Owners Corporations when they’re more than 15 lots, most of the time, are lucky to have a quorum at their Annual General Meetings. I’m sure there are various reasons for…
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Is the Strata Management Industry in Australia Under-pricing Itself on Smaller Buildings?

Owners Corporation Management in Melbourne A few months ago, I had coffee with Richard, the Managing Director of one Melbourne’s large strata management companies. One of the topics that…
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The Exceptions to the Rule – Seeking costs in the Owners Corporation List of VCAT

The Rule The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is empowered to hear and make orders relating to Owners Corporation disputes. As we are well aware, bringing or defending proceedings…
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What Real Estate Agents Mean When They Say ‘the Body Corporate’

‘…the body corporate will take care of it’ We’ve met with and spoken with a lot of real estate agents over the years. Be it in the context of the…
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Office Vacancies Hit Double-Digits; Lower OC Levies?

National office vacancy rate has reached 11.7 per cent and may go higher – according to a report by the Property Council of Australia. Offices across Melbourne, Sydney, and other…
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What is Owners Corporation Management?

Do I have to be Part of an Owners Corporation? Owners Corporation / Body Corporate Management Fees Maintenance & Repairs Do I…
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Common Experience for New Apartments with Owners Corporation Management in Melbourne?

With Melbourne’s house prices being where they are and have been (are probably going?), it makes sense for a lot of empty-nesters to sell the family home and downsize into…
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The Long Road to Fairness for Apartment Owners

Owners Corporation Management Legislation in Victoria In October of 2014, what was known as the Consumer Affairs Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2014 was tabled and ready to be enacted. The…
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