Building Information

If a dispute arises, what is the resolution procedure?

Communication is the ideal way to prevent disputes. As neighbours you should be encouraged to talk to each about your concerns.

If there is a need for intervention The Owners Corporations Act 2006 sets out a process to help owners corporations deal with complaints.

This process has three steps:

  • internal dispute resolution
  • dispute resolution through the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV)
  • hearing at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

For more information please refer to the following .

Does an owners’ corporation require a committee?

The Owners Corporations Act 2006 requires that there is an owners corporation and representative committee when there are 13 or more lots within the one property. A committee is elected and formed at an Annual General Meeting. Owners corporations with less than this number may elect a committee if they choose, but it is not mandatory.

The committee is able to make general decisions that require an ordinary resolution, such as general maintenance or administration matters. More significant decisions such as proposals for additions or amendments to rules, raising of levies or major works to be carried out, must be voted on and passed at a general meeting of the owners corporation.

How are Lot Entitlements and Lot Liabilities determined?

Lot entitlements and liabilities are set out in the plan of subdivision. These entitlements and liabilities are determined by the developer and surveyor at the time of subdivision. The owners corporation is sometimes consulted but this decision is usually decided on by the developer and the information passed on to the owners corporation.

Our apartment block has a ‘body corporate’. Is this different from an ‘owners corporation’?

Essentially they are the same. When the Owners Corporation Act of 2006, was introduced, ‘body corporate’ was replaced with ‘owners corporation’.

An owners corporation manages the common property of a residential, commercial, retail, industrial or mixed-use property development.

The Owners Corporations Act 2006 sets out the duties and powers of owners corporations.

An owners corporation is automatically created when a plan of subdivision containing common property is registered at Land Use Victoria.

How can I book a ‘move-in’ or ‘move out’?

Each building has its own process to follow on moving day. Please email enquiries@tideways.com.au with your moving day(s) and time required and we will assist you with the information required in order to book your move in.

My building has a car-stacker. How do I start using it?

Every resident or guest who wishes to take advantage of using the car stacker must first complete a car stacker induction.

Please email enquiries@tideways.com.au with your property address and we will send you the information you need to book in your stacker induction.

Does my building have a Building Manager?

Many buildings do have a Building Manager but not all. Tideways are not Building Managers, but we can provide you with the relevant details. Please email enquiries@tideways.com.au

How do I book a building facility (meeting room, theatre room, pool/spa etc)?

If your building has shared common amenities available to book, you can find all relevant booking information by registering with www.mimor.com.au. If MIMOR does not seem to have the information you are looking for, or you are unable to find your building in MIMOR, please send us an email at enquiries@tideways.com.au or call  (03) 9534 4614 and our staff will assist you.

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