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Water damage claims expose risk to owners’ corporations

Water damage claims expose risk to owners’ corporations

March 1st, 2023 - Tom Bacon

Studies of recent VCAT cases in water damage claims highlight the need for owners’ corporations (OCs) to work faster and work smarter.

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Wet n’ wild comes to high-rise Melbourne

February 1st, 2023 - Tom Bacon

Unfortunately, we are well into storm season in Australia, and the east coast is being battered with its usual fair share of heavy rains and high winds.

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It’s raining election promises, but nothing in sight for owners’ corporations

November 30th, 2022 - Sean Car

What has been most surprising during this most recent election campaign is that there has been no post-election commitment to fund Cladding Safety Victoria (CSV) from either of the major parties.

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Boom, bust and out of here

November 2nd, 2022 - Tom Bacon

More builders and developers will choose to “go bust” instead of being held accountable to owners’ corporations (OCs) for dodgy building defects.

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Sydney’s Mascot Tower and Opal Towers should serve as a warning to Melbourne’s building industry

September 28th, 2022 - Tom Bacon

A downturn in consumer confidence about building standards is the last thing that developers and builders of residential apartment buildings need right now.

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Government’s new legislation to ban embedded networks a welcome move

August 3rd, 2022 - Tom Bacon

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has announced a ban on developers entering into embedded network agreements in new residential apartment buildings, in a move that has been welcomed by owners’ corporations (OCs) all over Melbourne.

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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.

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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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