Gary Bugden OAM,
Bugden Allen Lawyers A recent decision of the VCAT is a timely reminder about the need for attention to detail when imposing owner corporation or body corporate levies. We also look at the implication for NSW and Queensland after this decision.
Abode Strata Question: The Council of Owners is not acting in the best interest of the lot owners. We’ve tried to make changes but the Chair holds proxies. We are at a loss as to how we can change anything.
The Conversation Fears of a loss of confidence in the apartment sector have unfortunately come true. Our research suggests a lack of reliable information about building defects is a critical factor in the crisis.
Mathews Hunt Legal Question: I live in an apartment in Queensland. Our complex shares a water meter with an aged care home. Can you please advise me individual water meters for apartments work?
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National Survey: Australian Apartment Advocacy - Building Defects in Apartments
You may have heard a bit in the news recently about defects in buildings! Smarter Communities have partnered with Australian Apartment Advocacy to see what is actually happening with strata owners. Even if you do not have a defect issue, we would appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey. Plus if you complete the survey you have the chance to win $250 pre-paid voucher. To take the survey click here
NSW: City of Sydney Grants Helping Building Owners and Operators Reduce Costs – Round 3 Now Open
Round 3 of City of Sydney grants program is now open. These grants help building owners and managers better understand and target efficiency projects to reduce ongoing operational costs. Funding is also available for monitoring and measuring equipment. For more information, read out update here.
Applications open until 18 November 2019.
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 extended to 1 December 2019.