Selling Common Property - One Owner Says No

Question: Our owners corporation would like to sell some common property. One owner out of 8 says “no”. Can we proceed?
Answer: Like every case, it would come down to evidence about what the proper value is and what other amenity type issues there are

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New Victoria Legislation - No Change for Sellers

Question: Do the changes to Victoria legislation make reference to OCs where owners are interested in selling their block. Is there a new percentage of owners who need to agree to the sale?
Answer: It’s ignored completely, there’s no change.

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Roofing Repair And Maintenance

Question: Irregular gutter cleaning has resulted in roof leaks and damage to my walls and ceiling. Who is responsible to carry out regular maintenance such as gutter cleaning?
Answer: If the plan of subdivision states that the Roofing Areas are part of the common property, the Owners Corporation is responsible. 

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Neighbour's Offensive Decorations

Question: My downstairs neighbours have unsightly and offensive objects in their window. Our building is a very nice, refurbished block and their window display is inconsistent with the rest of the units.
Answer: Determine if the owners corporation has special rules that it could compel residents to not install objects in their windows that are visible from street view.

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