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Got a remedial works contract coming up? Who’s the super?

Got a remedial works contract coming up? Who’s the super?

November 29th, 2023 - Tom Bacon

During COVID, a number of owners’ corporations (OCs) deferred major remedial works projects that were due to be undertaken.


VCAT determines that monies paid by an insurer to an OC for a lot owner’s claim are held “on trust”

November 1st, 2023 - Tom Bacon

A VCAT decision released last month confirmed the position that any lot owner in a building may file a claim against the owners’ corporation’s (OC’s) policy of insurance.

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Victoria’s new “Airbnb tax” only benefits Airbnb, and once again unit owners lose out

September 27th, 2023 - Tom Bacon

The Victorian Labor Government has announced a new 7.5 per cent tax on short-stay accommodation, being the first and only Australian state to do so.

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When an owners’ corporation needs to access someone’s apartment

August 30th, 2023 - Tom Bacon

Lot owners and tenants need to be aware that an owners’ corporation (OC) has a lawful right to serve a notice to gain entry to private apartments, in order to carry out repairs, maintenance and other remedial works.

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Joining the electric vehicle bandwagon

August 2nd, 2023 - Tom Bacon

In 2022, the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia accounted for only 3.8 per cent of total sales. However, that number is tipped to soar over the coming years.

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