Roundup: Car hits wall, insurer slugs tenant. Who pays?


There’s a post in the Forum this week that should warm the cockles of your heart – but I’m afraid it just has steam coming out of my ears.

A resident in a small block crashed their car into a common property wall and knocked it over. The strata insurance company paid up and the wall was fixed.  So far, so good.

But then the insurer sends a bill to the resident.  Why?  Probably because the driver was at fault and they really should be insured. (Insurers are keen on that … go figure!)

But here comes the kicker – a well-intentioned, good-hearted member of the strata committee wants the owners corp to pick up the bill?

What!?!  The other owners have to pay because Mr or Mrs Dodgem has been skimping on insurance?

Am I the only person in Strataland who thinks this is just a bit over-generous? You’ll find the original post and other, much more reasonable views than mine HERE.

Meanwhile, there has been another cavalcade of chaos on the Flat Chat Forum.

  • Is strata living, with its rules and regs, a good option for house dwellers driven out by noisy neighbours?  THAT’S HERE.
  • How do we adopt the new model by-laws in one vote? Don’t forget to choose a pet option. THAT’S HERE.
  • Where can I get a reliable, off-the-peg, 10-year capital works plan? THAT’S HERE.
  • Are the new laws on renovation too loose.  And if they are, how do we tighten them? THAT’S HERE.
  • Secretary won’t let me see voters roll. THAT’S HERE.

There’s a whole stack of other posts on news and existing topics in the Flat Chat Forum.

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