Lot owner successfully avoids bankruptcy notice by alleging OC negligence

Amanda FarmerJanuary 30th, 2017

A lot owner has convinced the Federal Court of Australia to ignore a bankruptcy notice – issued by an owners corporation in an attempt to recover unpaid strata levies and associated costs – by establishing her own counter claim against the owners corporation. In this case, the owners corporation served the lot owner – Ms Blair – […]

By-laws resolved pre 30 November 2016 still have 2 years for rego

Bianca BarryJanuary 30th, 2017

The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, which took effect on 30 November 2016, provides that by-laws must be registered with Land and Property Information within 6 months of the meeting at which they were approved by special resolution (see section 141). It has recently come to our attention that Land & Property Information has implemented […]