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Taking the plunge on owners’ corporation plumbing defect claims

Taking the plunge on owners’ corporation plumbing defect claims

July 6th, 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.


Water ingress claims against OCs set to skyrocket after marathon VCAT case

June 8th, 2022 - Tom Bacon

After a hearing spanning 11 days, more than 2000 documents, and extensive legal arguments on both sides, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ordered an owners’ corporation (OC) on St Kilda Rd to carry out $58,000 worth of rectification works to an apartment.

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

May 11th, 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

April 7th, 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 9th, 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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