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  • #58530
    sped
    Flatchatter

    I am new here and to Strata living. I am in Victoria.

    Couple of questions.

    The strata lot I am living in has 4 units – There are talks about engaging a body corporation to manage the common property – Just a shared drive way, nature strip, fence and shared letter boxes. Can owners who are keen to engage a body corporation forced owners who are not keen?
    Nature strip – Is unit 1 responsible to mow the lawn on the nature strip?
    One of the unit is owned by DHSS, they have not been responsive in some of the maintenance costs required on the shared fence with our neighbor. This is also the reason why some owners wanted to engage a body corporation to deal with DHSS. Will it work?

    Thank you. Have a nice day and stay safe.

     

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  • #58553
    Austman
    Flatchatter

    Can owners who are keen to engage a body corporation forced owners who are not keen?

    Only with a majority vote.  If all the units of entitlement are equal, in a 4 lot scheme that needs 3 votes for.  Else if put to a poll it needs a majority of the units of entitlement.

    Nature strip – Is unit 1 responsible to mow the lawn on the nature strip?

    It’s the responsibility of the OC I think.

    Will it work?

    Shouldn’t make a difference.   Perhaps less work for owners?

     

     

     

    #58555
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    One of the unit is owned by DHSS, they have not been responsive in some of the maintenance costs required on the shared fence with our neighbor.

    I’m not sure about Victoria but in other jursidictions if the fence is between one lot and another property – i.e. it effectively forms the outside boundary of the strata scheme – then the cost of maintenance is shared between the owners corporation and the owner of the neighbouring property.

     

    #58559
    Austman
    Flatchatter

    I’m not sure about Victoria

    In Victoria, if the lot owns its land, the cost is shared between that lot owner and the other neighbour property.

    This can make for “interesting” calculations.

    Eg if several strata lots all border the one neighbour property.

     

     

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