Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal and Dee Pannell, Sun City Legal Question: Some members of our Body Corporate want to doctor records to hide issues they believe might affect the value of their properties. Can they do this? If not how can it be prevented?
Question: Our minutes only include the decision taken, with no background. Are they leaving out information regarding strata defects and anything which may disadvantage the sales of units? **Don't miss the comments on this post!
Question: We’re trying to include an addition to our strata regulations concerning fines for breaking strata parking rules. Three of our eight unit owners refuse to vote so they can avoid being caught and fined.
Helen Amanatiadis, JS Mueller & Co By failing to comply with the statutory duty to mitigate, the builder or developer can use the failure to do so as a defence to minimise the damages for which they are liable in any claim against them.
Kelly Borell, Tower Body Corporate Gathering proxy votes is common practice in body corporates. Unfortunately, sometimes proxies are used to pass motions that benefit particular lot owners and are not in the best interests of the scheme.
Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio New design standards for the outside of apartment buildings will ensure new developments are built to a high-quality, and improve the look and feel of local neighbourhoods.
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