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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