How inclusive is your Owners Corporation?

Accessibility and discrimination within Owners Corporations. The topic of discrimination within strata properties is a complex one. Private property does not need to comply with the provisions of antidiscrimination legislations, such as the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (EO Act). Owners Corporations however, despite being private property, cannot be treated in the same way as a
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Tips for committees to build a thriving owners corporation

The most important role within an Owners Corporation is that of the Committee of Management. Working together with the Owners Corporation Manager, it is the committee’s role to ensure things are running smoothly. Without good governance, this can be an impossible task. We’ve rounded up some best-practice suggestions to help your committee and community thrive.
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Committee Training webinar series: webinar #3

In 2021, The Knight launched our webinar training series, designed to equip Committee Members with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their duties and support functional, harmonious communities. The third session was held on 16 May 2022 titled ‘Governance: how to run an effective Owners Corporation‘ and covered: Running Effective Meetings Effective committee decision
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Gregor Evans talks all things Owners Corporations on 3WBC.

On Saturday 27 June, The Knight’s Managing Director, Gregor Evans was a guest on 3WBC’s ‘Bricks and Mortar‘ to discuss all things Owners Corporations (previously known as Body Corporates). The segment covers many of the frequently asked questions by those new to living or owning in strata scheme including: What an Owners Corporation is What
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The importance of running a well maintained building

The importance of running a well-maintained building.

By Alex Smale – Owners Corporation Manager “Do we really need to pay to get the anchor points certified every year?” … “Do you want someone to fall off the roof?” This kind of conversation is all too common at the annual general meetings of strata properties. All buildings have machinery and systems which owners
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Essential Safety Measures

The following content has been prepared and provided by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) When the construction of a building is complete, the building owner is responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, particularly its safety features or essential safety measures. The maintenance of essential safety measures will ensure that important safety systems within the building
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What is an Owners Corporation

What is an Owners Corporation?

What is an Owners Corporation? Strata titled properties in Australia have assets (property, services) that no single private lot owner has individual responsibility and/or authority for. Examples include corridors, communal lighting, a shared roof and so on. Within Victoria, Owners Corporations are legal entities created by the registration of Plans of Subdivision. The Plan of
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Dealing with building defects

Changes to process for dealing with building defects Since 26 April 2017 there has been a change to the process for Owners Corporations dealing with building defects. If an Owners Corporation wishes to take action against a builder for failing to rectify building defects then rather than making an application to the Victorian Civil &
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Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016

In November 2016, the Victorian Parliament agreed to refer the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 to the Environment and Planning Committee for inquiry, consideration and report in relation to: • Undertaking proper consultation with peer sector economy providers, individuals, owners corporations and short-stay letting providers; • The impact on individuals, families, apartment owners
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