If you don’t know whether the cladding on your building is combustible (or to use the less scary word – non-conforming), you are soon going to be forced to find out. The issue over what cladding has been used on buildings crystallised after the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK in 2017. Australia’s equivalent (without…

What is the role of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management? The Office provides two functions: information and dispute resolution services under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (“the Act”). The dispute resolution service resolves matters in dispute either through department conciliation or a formal adjudication process. The…

We first wrote about bullying in strata more than two years ago. We have been waiting for a while, but we finally have a decision from the Fair Work Commission (FWC) that gives some guidance about whether the sort of conduct we regularly see in terms of committee and resident manager communications constitutes bullying. And…

In every strata scheme there are a set of governing by-laws. These by-laws serve a variety of purposes including; protecting residents from harm and potential hazards, ensuring building processes run smoothly and maintaining a harmonious and dispute-free community. If you are involved in strata, it is important to familiarize yourself with your scheme’s by-laws in…

Would you like to brush up on your Strata knowledge? In this article we have provided the latest Fact Sheets and Information sourced from the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management. Roles and Responsibility Meetings Financial Management By-laws Maintenance and Improvements Body Corporate Insurance Body Corporate Records and Regulations Body Corporate…

Here at the Commissioner’s Office, we are only too happy to answer questions (assuming they’re ours to answer) and give information about body corporate matters. That said, it’s fair to say that there are some queries that we do hear over and over. With this in mind, I present to you our list of “10…

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