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Paddocks Press - December 2013

19 December 2013

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 8, Issue 12) has a number of articles of interest, including:

Maintenance vs. Improvement to the Common Property - Anton Kelly
Distinction between the two
The distinction between maintenance of and improvement to the common property is not always crystal clear. A rule of thumb could be: maintenance keeps the common property in its original state of appearance and functionality, while improvements add to or upgrade it in some way.

In this article, Anton discusses this issue and helps readers understand how to differentiate properly between the two. He also discusses luxurious and non-luxurious improvements.

Slip and Fall Injuries - Mike Addison
Trustees Beware!
If somebody slips or falls or injures themselves as a result of a trustee or the trustees failing in this duty of care, the trustee/s could very easily find themselves defending themselves and/or the body corporate in court.

In this article, Mike provides his views on the matter of slip and fall injuries in sectional title schemes and he mentions a recent judgment dealing with this issue.

Thinking inside the box - Blog post - Jennifer Paddock
Taming Disruptive People in Sectional Title Meetings
It can be hard enough getting people to attend sectional title meetings, the last thing you need is for a person to constantly disrupt others and events making it impossible to successfully complete the meeting.

In this article, Jennifer runs through seven steps that can be taken to help make meetings run smoothly and deal with difficult people.

Questions and Answers - Graham Paddock

  • Prospective trustee in arrears
  • Illegal alterations to common property
  • Maintenance of garage rafters

Paddocks Press Volume 8, Issue 12

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