Monthly Archives: August 2017


Aug

23

2017
When the Body Corporate must pay for my repairs

When the Body Corporate must pay for my repairs

By Anton Kelly Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of some failure of the common property. The basic maintenance and repair responsibilities are set out in the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act “the Act” in Section 3, Functions of the body corporate and Section 13,…

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Aug

01

2017
PLAYING BY THE RULES? Assessing the Ombud’s Assessments

PLAYING BY THE RULES? Assessing the Ombud’s Assessments

In the past, judgments issued by our High Courts have played a significant, indeed crucial role in the development of our sectional title law, particularly as to how statutory and regulatory provisions are to be interpreted and applied. This is no different to any other area of our statutory law. Our entire legal system is to a large extent reliant on the precedential value of…

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Aug

01

2017
NOTICE – What does ‘in addition to’ mean?

NOTICE – What does ‘in addition to’ mean?

Section 6(3) of the Act provides three alternatives for delivery of a notice for a general meeting at which a special or unanimous resolution will be proposed and voted upon, namely:- (a)  hand delivery to the member; (b)  sending by registered post to the member at the address of his section; and (c)  sending by registered post to such other address as may have been…

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