In Victoria, jointly owned properties containing multiple lots with common property are regulated by the Owners Corporation Act 2006 and associated Acts and regulations.
The legislation seeks to “keep regulation to the minimum necessary to guide and support the operations of bodies corporate, while at the same time keeping pace with the increasingly complex and sophisticated body corporate environment.” (Victoria, Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, 20 July 2006, 2487, R Hulls, Attorney-General). It is therefore relatively simple to read, and in some instances quite user-friendly. However, applying the law to particular factual situations, and deciding how some aspects of the legislation work in practice can be more difficult.
“Owners Corporation Law” examines case law and issues in Owners Corporation and Company Title residential and commercial developments, including retirement villages. Current issues and the operation of the legislative regime is discussed through practical examples drawn from cases before the courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The site is intended to generate discussion on relevant topics and is not a subsitute for legal advice. Although new postings are made regularly, earlier postings are not edited or updated to reflect changes in the law. If you require advice about an issue relating to an owners corporation or company title scheme you should seek legal advice.