theOCguide was developed to assist individual Apartment/Lot Owners and Owners Corporation Committees of Management in the State of Victoria, Australia, so they may have an online reference for information to assist them in both understanding their Owners Corporation and hopefully resolving some of the many Owners Corporation challenges.
Where did theOCguide come from? Good question. Due to the many queries received in the first 10 years dealing with Owners Corporations it became apparent that an online reference site for the layperson would be of assistance and this guide was created in 2009 and has been continually updated since.
Owners Corporations were formerly known as Body Corporate s in Victoria and are often referred to as Strata as in Strata Title. There is information out there for apartment/lot owners, from legislation to industry groups, but the challenge comes in the practical and every day application of that advice and most importantly, that the advice is unbiased in nature. This is all about impartial advice and information gained through experience, from contracts that often become onerous through to solving the minor niggling issues, such as faulty development plant, maintenance requirements and legal obligations.
the OC guide also seeks to foster a community spirit and assist in the enjoyment of the vertical village environment for all stakeholders. The OC Guide is proof that you don’t need to be a ‘Rocket Scientist’ to understand your unique environment.
Over the past 12 years theOCguide has been very careful to act with probity and not engage in advice for reward, however as we began to receive increasing requests for direct help, a decision was made to commence providing services in 2021. See Our Services or go Our Services at top menu. This was not a choice made lightly as we see ourselves as educators and enablers of good decisions. Please utilize the information provided in this website to assist and also be aware when the going gets tough we can now provide extensive services to those of you who require us to manage various issues that are of a complex nature.
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