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April 2024 – Strata Regulatory Watch

In this edition we cover:

  • NSW: Case Update : Diaspora Holding Pty Limited & Anor v The Owners Strata Plan No. 68608 [2024] NSWDC 46
  • Blog Post : E-bikes and E-scooters – The potential implications for owners corporations
  • QLD : BCCMA legislation updates
  • QLD Article : “Can our executive committee force lot owners to de-sex pets?”
  • VIC : Change to VCAT Rule 4.11A – service of documents
  • VIC : The decision in Owners Corporation 1 PS No. 834726V v Melbourne Owners Corporation Services Pty Ltd (Owners Corporations) [2024]
  • VIC : Case Note: Plunkett v Portier Pacific Pty Ltd (Civil Claims) [2024] VCAT 205
  • WA Article : Workplace Health and Safety Obligations “To be, or not to be”…. a PCBU
  • WA : Reminder – 2023 Strata Annual Return _ deadline extended to 8 April 2024
  • Career opportunities
  • Industry News : ABC’s 7.30 report revealed allegations against Netstrata for excessive insurance commissions and kick-backs, sparking a national investigation. QLD Partner Michael Kleinschmidt urges the strata management sector to prioritize client interests over commission-driven practices in response.
  • Industry News : In April 2021, Gary Bugden OAM presented a paper to the Australian College of Strata Title Lawyers (ACSL) titled “Strata Managers as Fiduciaries” This important paper addresses the important question of what is a fiduciary, why strata managers are in a fiduciary relationship with their OC clients, and what this all means. Some of the “risky” practices Gary referred to years ago are now exposed to the public.