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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    Yep, that's what I'm seeing on the gov't websites.. well sort-of. I do get where you're going: Sometimes, you could end up responsible when you thought you weren't. I saw section 7(1) of the regulations exclude a Strata that is not an employer (here). NSW Work Cover explain it well here...
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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    Not yet in Victoria, or WA. See here. But yes, it's coming. I read the blog. It's very similar to the link I gave in the first post. It's also very similar to the letter / marketing material I was given. I'd just like to know where this advice is originally being copied from.
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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    True. Which is why I'm wondering how others are dealing with this, given that the ACT, NSW, NT & QLD have already adopted the model work health and safety laws. There must be others who have decided on this before. As an example: If you did have a register, you then need to keep it...
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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    The block was built in the 70s, so it's possible that there is asbestos. Whether every small Owner's Corp in Vic has a generic OH&S responsibility to obtain reports and keep a register.. when there's no building/other work planned.. that's another question. When I did some internal work...
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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    There's no works planned. The more I look, the less I see to justify spending the money. Why would a professional manager suggest it?
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    Asbestos Inspection Report for VIC Owners Corp

    Hi all, I own a unit in Victoria, in a block of 8. The paid Owners Corp manager believes that the building needs an Asbestos Inspection Report & Register, as the OH&S law(s) may have recently changed. The OC doesn't directly employ anyone to look after the property. A gardener is...
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    level entry shower -waterproofing and leakage

    Correct, seepage will occur through the grout lines. The painted membrane work well and are used (almost) everywhere. This Australian Standard has some good examples of where & when to waterproof - see the tables in the document. Regardless of what is specified, you might like to pay a...
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    Another tree poisoned on Common Property

    He has a strange idea of gardening! I can't see what benefit he is getting by killing trees, what's his motive?
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    BC Won't Fix Laundry Facilities. Tenants Rights? My Responsibilities?

    It looks to me as though the need for repairs & maintenance has caused the Body Corp. to decide that they no longer want to provide a common laundry facility. This sounds like the de-facto situation right now.. they just haven't (yet) formalised it through a vote? I know this isn't helpful to...
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    Body Corporate Approval

    Which is why you should word the motion in concise, affirmative language. I once saw a similar motion worded with language that made it sound as simple as changing a light bulb! Perhaps look at minutes from previous meetings. If you're lucky there'll only be a couple of people who ever...
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    Body Corporate Approval

    Assuming that you will submit a motion for the next meeting, keep it short and simple (and in affirmative language). Keep the attachment(s) concise also. You're removing a wall, not rebuilding the complex. If I was a unit owner and looking at your submission, I would be interested to...
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    gst payable on a security deposit?

    The agent was correct, it's just a matter of perspective. GST is payable only if (and when) the deposit is forfeited. If the tenant is refunded the deposit at the end of the lease, then no GST is payable. Therefore, when commercial landlords calculate the required deposit at the start of...
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