Complaints
6th Jul 2018

Your Owners Corporation and working with owners and occupants with disabilities Melbourne Owners Corporations large and small were dealt a stern warning by the Supreme Court of Victoria in late June. In the decision of Owners Corporation OC1-POS539033E v Black [2018] VSC 337, which was handed down on June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Victoria smashed the assumption that Owners Corporations did not have to make alterations to common property for owners ...

4th Jul 2018

We often hear of the Owners Corporation’s responsibility to act in good faith on behalf of fellow owners. In fact, the Owners Corporation Act (VIC) 2006, says as much. In keeping with this, the Owners Corporation’s must also act reasonably when making decisions. But what is reasonable? Billed as one of the most significant strata cases in recent times, Ainsworth v Albrecht – which originated in Queensland – dealt with and set precedent ...

14th Jun 2018

What Does A Good Owners Corporation Committee Do? The Million Dollar Question. What makes a great Owners Corporation committee? That is literally the million dollar question. Your Owners Corporation is responsible for insuring, maintaining and repairing all common property at your building, as well as budgeting for, the collection of and expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In doing so, the Owners Corporation should be protecting and/or improving the value of a ...

3rd May 2018

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF VISITOR CAR PARKING If there is one niggly issue that clogs up so many of our Strata Managers’ inboxes, it’s complaints about car parks. In fact, car parks are one of the most troublesome issues in the strata industry - for managers, owners and occupants alike. On a daily basis, Strata Plan will receive emails and phone calls from owners, tenants and employees alike about people parking in ...

26th Feb 2018

Airbnb data highlights need for government leadership Alarming new data has heightened the concerns of apartment owner-occupiers across Melbourne with respect to Airbnb and other short-stay leasing in the Victorian capital. As it stands, Owners Corporations are relatively powerless to make and enforce rules with respect to short-term leasing in their buildings. Even leading Strata lawyers have urged caution from Owners Corporations considering taking legal action to prohibit lot owners within their buildings ...

22nd Dec 2017

Stay Safe These Holidays With holidays and the accompanying exodus of vacation-goers fast approaching, Strata Plan is warning customer to remain extra vigilant over the holidays While everyone should take extra security precautions before heading off on holiday, Strata Plan is advising those living in apartments to be doubly careful before locking the door and setting off. With visitors coming and going at a higher rate than usual, the chances of unauthorised persons ...

21st Dec 2017

Four tips for making the holidays a great time for all in your Strata block The Christmas and New Year period is a wonderful time for so many reasons. Whether it be time spent with family, the chance to get away or long overdue catch-ups with friends, there is plenty to be excited about. However, for those who live the strata life, these times can also quickly turn into stressful ones. Additional visitors ...

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