07 May 2020
Strata Properties – Managing Hidden Issues
Ownership of a strata lot presents issues that do not arise with ownership of real property, and which are often hard to detect or fully understand before acquisition. Defective works, illegal cladding and factional and sometimes deep-rooted disputes within a strata scheme are some issues that can have a devastating effect on an owner’s use and enjoyment of a strata property. Gaining knowledge of any issues in a strata scheme before you are an owner is imperative, as is an understanding of what you can do if you are faced in such a situation.
investigations a purchaser of a strata property can make to protect themselves against any defective works, issues arising from defective cladding and disharmonious neighbours
rights available to an owners corporation to remedy defective works including illegal cladding, and how this issue impacts on owners
how disputes within a strata scheme can play out and how to navigate them