Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co A recent decision clarifies NCAT can decide a dispute between an owners corporation and a lot owner or occupier who is resident in another state. This is a sensible decision and clarifies uncertainty as to the extent of NCAT’s jurisdiction to resolve strata disputes.
SCA (VIC) Strata Community Association is calling for the establishment of an Owners and Occupiers Register in Victoria to ensure the people living in the affected and adjoining properties are contactable.
Australian Associated Press An audit of potentially dangerous cladding across SA has revealed 7 privately-owned buildings at extreme risk of fire requiring immediate action.A further 21 privately-owned buildings have been deemed at high risk along with 2 gov buildings.
Euan Black, The New Daily Residents of Otto Rosebery have been warned against leaning on their balconies or allowing more than 3 people to stand on them, after an investigation found the balustrades were of “inadequate strength”.
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NAT: Impact to households who are living in apartments with flammable cladding
Are you an owner in a building affected by combustible cladding? RMIT would like to invite you to participate in the ‘‘At what cost? Cladding concerns for owners" research project. They are interested in learning more about scale of the problems owners of property affected by combustible cladding face day to day across Australia, particularly those living in apartments.
QLD: BCCM Regulations - Consultation on Draft Legislation
The community and stakeholders are invited to have their say on consultation drafts of new regulations to support the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Draft regulations, and information about the reforms included in the new regulations and how you can have your say can be found at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General community consultation website page.
Consultation for all draft regulations closes 30 October 2019.
QLD: Combustible Cladding Checklist Part 3
Identified building owners have until the 31 October to ensure that they have completed the first step in Part 3 of the three-part Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. This involves engaging a fire engineer and registering their details on the combustible cladding checklist. You can find out more about the Safer Buildings Audit, including deadline extensions and important dates here.