Strata Articles & Case Studies

We Helped OC to Appoint New Manager to Address Building Defects
June 23, 2021
We Helped OC to Appoint New Manager to Address Building Defects

In November 2020, the Chair of an Owners Corporation in Ringwood contacted us. The building was falling behind on many fronts and their owners corporation manager wasn’t stepping up, let…

Overdue OC Levies: Who Pays for Penalty Interest and Reminder Fees?
May 20, 2021
Overdue OC Levies: Who Pays for Penalty Interest and Reminder Fees?

Firstly, there are 2 fees or charges being discussed here: The interest charged by the Owners Corporation to a Lot Owner who hasn’t paid their Levy Notice owed to the Owners…

Body Corporate Committee Responsibilities Victoria
May 10, 2021
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…

Is the Strata Management Industry in Australia Under-pricing Itself on Smaller Buildings?
April 30, 2021
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 came…

Owners Corporation in Melbourne Receives $92k from VMIA Thanks to OC Manager
December 02, 2020
Owners Corporation in Melbourne Receives $92k from VMIA Thanks to OC Manager

In March 2018, an owner in an owners corporation in Malvern (Melbourne) contacted us. The building was fairly new (having been built in the last 4 years) and owners had…

We Helped Essendon Owners Corporation Change to Proactive Strata Manager
October 29, 2020
We Helped Essendon Owners Corporation Change to Proactive Strata Manager

In early May 2020, the Chair of an owners corporation of 50 lots in Essendon called into our office. Their owners corporation manager had pulled the ‘your insurance expires tomorrow…

The Long Road to Fairness for Apartment Owners
October 26, 2020
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…

We Helped Malvern OC Change to Proactive Owners Corporation Manager
October 08, 2020
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…

Owners Corporation Legal Case Review- Air Conditioners and Owners Corporations Consent
August 31, 2020
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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