The law firm planning the country’s first class action over combustible building cladding is confident of getting enough apartment owners to launch a case, despite the traditional apathy faced by managers of owner (or body) corporate structures. Adley Burstyner principal David Burstyner said while the Melbourne firm was still seeking … Keep Reading

A new business partnership will look to make renewable energy more accessible and affordable in Melbourne, through a commercial deployment of blockchain renewable energy trading. Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading platform Power Ledger and energy solutions business Greenwood Solutions announced a partnership last week, to facilitate the first commercial deployment of … Keep Reading

Experts are warning Australians don’t realise how “dangerous” mould issues can be, with one calling for building code changes. Building code changes are needed to address “dangerous” mould issues blooming in many Australian homes, an expert says. It’s particularly problematic in newer and more energy efficient apartments with poor ventilation, … Keep Reading

Strata & Airbnb: How to stop airbnb in your building This article about how to stop airbnb in your building has been supplied by Reuben Schwarz, BnbGuard. Airbnb and other short-term letting sites have taken Australia by storm. Unfortunately, these rentals often negatively affect the neighbourhood around them. How to stop airbnb … Keep Reading

Discrimination Issues In Strata Schemes This article about discrimination in Strata Schemes has been supplied by Bannermans Lawyers. One of the greatest difficulties for strata schemes and their strata managing agents is balancing the parallel objectives of efficient cost, effective administration and an inclusive harmonious environment. Those objectives are often … Keep Reading

The Body Corporate Benefits Of Having Secure Onsite Storage This article about benefits of secure onsite storage has been supplied by Dean Price, StoreBay Smart Storage Solutions. Have you enjoyed this article? If you would like to be kept informed about strata matters, click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. … Keep Reading

Combustible cladding: Residents’ insurance costs quadruple after fire probe finds non-compliant coating But as the chairman of an owners corporation, the 42-year-old has had to deal with a lot more than usual since a fire broke out at his Brunswick apartment complex in March. “There’s just a lot of uncertainty … Keep Reading

VIC: Victorian Cladding Taskforce Taking Action On Cladding This Media release from the 1 December, 2017 outlining the latest from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce has been supplied by Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne. If you have enjoyed this content and would like to be kept informed about strata matters, click here to … Keep Reading

VIC: Q&A Who is responsible for balcony repairs? Question: 1 in 5 apartments in our building have balcony problems. The developer has carried out the repair of balcony tiles previously, but refuses to do more. Who is responsible for balcony repairs? If you have enjoyed this Q&A post and would … Keep Reading

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