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We Helped Malvern OC Change to Proactive Owners Corporation Manager

Malvern Owners Corporation called into our office as they were unhappy with their owners corporation management company. The building was only a few years old and the developer had appointed…
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Owners Corporations: Smoking & Smoke Drift During COVID-19 Lockdown

We live in an apartment block. We have a serious issue of second-hand smoke in our unit. The excessive amount of smoking by some of the residents,…
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EXTENSION FOR VICTORIANS SEEKING CLADDING COST CLAIMS

Victorians will be given an extra two years to  pursue legal action against builders responsible for installing combustible cladding on their homes under legislation being introduced to the Victorian Parliament…
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COVID Q&A: Private Renovations, Cladding Rectifications and Nuisance from Pets

Question: The apartment next door to me is being renovated during COVID-19 … The builders are there all day banging on their tools and using their power tools. Maybe this…
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Owners Corporation Legal Case Review- Air Conditioners and Owners Corporations Consent

Legal arguments not enough to get around the requirement to get your Owners Corporation’s consent to install air-conditioners on common property… In May 2013, VCAT issued a decision ordering lot…
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Unfair Contract Terms and Owners Corporations

“Unfair Contract Terms and Owners Corporations” is a common topic of discussion for us – both in conversations that we have with Committees and internally within the office. Over the…
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How Stage 4 Restrictions Affect the Management of your Buildings

The introduction of stage 4 restrictions in Victoria under the Stay at Home Directions (Restricted Areas) (no 8) issued by the Public Health Commander under s200 of the Public Health…
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Termination of an Owners Corporation Manager’s Contract of Appointment

How can an Owners Corporation Manager’s appointment be terminated? The Owners Corporations Act 2006 (the Act) currently provides no guidance as to how a Manager’s appointment…
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