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Taking the plunge on owners’ corporation plumbing defect claims

Taking the plunge on owners’ corporation plumbing defect claims

June 29th, 2022 - Tom Bacon

Victorian consumers of plumbing services might be surprised to learn that they are protected by the most comprehensive statutory protections in Australia.


High-speed internet thrills are just a special resolution away …

May 4th, 2022 - Tom Bacon

Technology is advancing so quickly these days. That television set and that iPhone that we bought just three years ago (which still works just fine by the way) is all too quickly consigned to the obsolete pile, as consumer electronic brands compete to bring out the next biggest thing.

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Consumer Affairs takes steps to improve the governance of OC managers

March 31st, 2022 - Tom Bacon

One bad apple can spoil the bunch. The owners’ corporation (OC) management industry is filled with talented and passionate individuals, who love working in OC management and thrive on the fast-paced nature of the business.

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Another thing to consider before buying an apartment “off the plan” – check the builder too

March 2nd, 2022 - Tom Bacon

With news hitting the public in late February regarding the construction juggernaut Probuild going into administration, many in the construction industry are now bracing for a ripple effect of smaller contractors and sub-contractors to also pull the plug.

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VCAT rules that pigeon infestation on apartment building not enough to justify special levy

February 3rd, 2022 - Tom Bacon

An owners’ corporation (OC) in St Kilda has found itself in a messy situation in VCAT, with the Senior Member refusing to enforce an OC request to certain lot owners to rid the main apartment building from a pigeon infestation.

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