Question: One of the owners in our complex has installed a CCTV on common property without seeking our approval. Can they do this?
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Strata Management is not recognised as an industry permitted to work. This means that, yes you can work if you can conduct your work from home. No, you cannot work if your role requires you to go into the office.
On 8 July 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services released a document entitled Restricted Activity Directions. So, what should your owners corporations’ do if short term letting operations are still happening in your building?
Question: If we wish to end our current Owners Corporation Management contract and appoint a new strata manager, the current contract states 28 days notice is required. Our AGM is scheduled less than 28 days of the contract expiring. How does that work?
Question: What role does the Victorian strata manager play in ensuring lot allocations are correct for the purposes of issuing levies?
A payment plan with late paying lot owners will allow an OC to have a practical and commercial approach to managing its finances while also complying with legal obligations like maintaining the building.
Question: Our Owners Corporation will not repair the two failing hot water systems at our scheme. Are the Owners Corporation being irresponsible in failing to maintain these items?
Buildings in 2020 have evolved to become complex entities. The management of these complex entities requires aptitude and knowledge across a multitude of legislation and regulations.
Any proposed workforce interruptions due to COVID-19 and changes to essential services must take into consideration the critical functions of body corporate schemes.
Question: Our Owners Corporation manager has advised that since there was no one present at the AGM, they have pushed forward with a budget. All levies are going to the administration fund. What about maintenance?