Guide To Body Corporate Building Defects

27 April 2021

Earlier today Mahoneys Partner Ben Seccombe joined Lynda Kypriadakis ([Diverse Group]) and Dr. Nicole Johnston ([Deakin University]) – at Australian Building Management Accreditation’s (ABMA) industry breakfast – to discuss how bodies corporate navigate building defects.

Presenting to an audience of body corporate managers, caretakers and committee members Ben covered the recent changes to the regulations modules, in relation to building defects, and the importance of site-specific legal advice to successfully manage a building defect.

And in response to these changes – and the increasing number of body corporate building defects – Ben also launched Mahoneys “Guide for Management Body Corporate Building Defects”. The guide has been prepared to provide committee members and body corporate managers with important information on the body corporate’s legal position in relation to building defects and covers:

  • what is a building defect;
  • the body corporate’s rights
  • the body corporate’s obligations;
  • where the developer fits in;
  • taking action against the builder;
  • the role of the QBCC;
  • the role of the caretaker;
  • the role of body corporate manager; and
  • time frames for taking action.

A copy of our Guide for Managing Body Corporate Building Defects can be found here – Mahoneys Building Defects Brochure .

Thank you ABMA for hosting the event, and all the presenters for taking the time to discuss this important topic.