Failing to be clear is fatal in litigation

Amanda FarmerSeptember 30th, 2015

In APX Projects Pty Limited v The Owners Strata Plan No. 64025, a lot owner attempted to:- argue that a large payment made to settle debt recovery proceedings should have been allocated to sinking fund levies rather than outstanding legal fees; and bring an action against the treasurer, on behalf of the owners corporation. The owner failed […]

Recovering unpaid strata levies

Amanda FarmerApril 23rd, 2015

Due to popular demand, I have prepared this paper setting out my advice on the best practice to be applied when recovering unpaid strata levies, including my thoughts on the practice of recording ‘expenses’ on owner ledgers. Amanda Farmer strata debt recovery paper 22.04.15   The information contained in this article is not legal advice. […]

Strata managers adding debt recovery expenses to a lot owner’s account

Amanda FarmerMay 1st, 2014

Adding debt recovery expenses (sometimes referred to as ‘section 80 expenses’) to a lot owner’s account is a widespread and rarely questioned practice amongst NSW strata managers.

A Local Court Assessor has recently confirmed that, in most cases, it is illegal: The Owners – Strata Plan No 52098 v Khalil [2014] NSWLC 2