Owners Corporation

Reasons for Removing Body Corporate Committee Members:
April 18, 2024
Reasons for Removing Body Corporate Committee Members:

A well-known OC lawyer used to like to say that “there is no OC rule to make an unreasonable person reasonable” – and this can as true for lot owners…

Strata Management Industry – Some Good and Positive News to start the week!
April 15, 2024
Strata Management Industry – Some Good and Positive News to start the week!

I think sometimes OC management companies forget that we like them are part of the industry and we want to see progressive moves forward when it changing the strata industry.

The Netstrata Saga – How Many Other Strata Companies Have Strata Subsidiary Companies?
April 02, 2024
The Netstrata Saga – How Many Other Strata Companies Have Strata Subsidiary Companies?

Professional strata management companies should probably offer one professional service – strata management. Ideally – nothing else. Good operators will be good operators and shonky operators will be shonky. A…

How Are Lot Entitlements Calculated
March 08, 2024
How Are Lot Entitlements Calculated

In Victoria, owners corporations for the purposes of property ownership have a concept of Lot Liabilities and Lot Entitlements. For the most part (and on most OC reports that you…

Can Body Corporate Ban Airbnb?
February 07, 2024
Can Body Corporate Ban Airbnb?

Melbourne sits at number 10 on this list of cities with the most AirBnB rentals in the world.   Apartment buildings in Victoria…

How To Calculate Body Corporate Levies?
February 06, 2024
How To Calculate Body Corporate Levies?

In Victoria, body corporate levies / owners corporation levies are calculated by taking the total budget and dividing by the total lot liability for that given owners corporation. Each lot…

Bought an Apartment, Stitched Up by Owners Corporation Contracts
February 05, 2024
Bought an Apartment, Stitched Up by Owners Corporation Contracts

A Sobering Reality When it Comes to Owners Corporation Contracts In April 2019, we received a phone call from a lady who lived in an apartment in Brunswick, in Melbourne’s…

How to Avoid Body Corporate Fees
January 31, 2024
How to Avoid Body Corporate Fees

When you buy a property in Australia, you are buying either a Torrens Titled property (i.e. a house on a block of land) – or a Strata Titled property (i.e.

Can Body Corporate Evict an Owner?
January 29, 2024
Can Body Corporate Evict an Owner?

Understanding Body Corporates and Ownership Rights Ownership rights within a body corporate / owners corporation contains an added governance as result of the building having in place OC rules –…

Can You Sue Body Corporate?
January 19, 2024
Can You Sue Body Corporate?

A body corporate or owners corporation (as updated by the Owners Corporations Act 2006) is a stand-alone legal entity and is that legal entity that owns and manages common property.

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