We are expert Owners Corporations Lawyers. Tisher Liner FC Law advises Owners Corporations for apartment buildings throughout Victoria. We provide quality and practical legal advice to Owners Corporations and their Committees on an ongoing basis to assist with compliance and reduce the likelihood of future disputes.

Tisher Liner FC Law has experience in the following Owners Corporation matters:

  • Representation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Owners Corporations List regarding all issues affecting Owners Corporations including:
    • Enforcing Owners Corporations Rules;
    • Testing the meaning or validity of Owners Corporations Rules;
    • Obtain orders that lot owners comply with their legal obligations;
    • Compliance with statutory procedures for making decisions and validity of decisions;
    • Defending applications by lot owners and occupiers;
    • Advice on the merits of prosecuting and defending legal proceedings involving Owners Corporations generally;
  • Quick, efficient and cost-effective recovery of overdue Owners Corporation levies through VCAT;
  • Advice on the legal duties of Owners Corporations, Committee Members and Managers;
  • Advice on compliance with statutory procedures;
  • Drafting legally enforceable and tailored Owners Corporation Rules;
  • Advice on procedural requirements for implementing significant Owners Corporation decisions relating to expensive repair and maintenance or upgrade projects;
  • Preparing licences and leases over common property;
  • Advice on repair and maintenance costs being raised using the ‘substantial benefit’ principle;
  • Preparing tailored service agreements such as building management, concierge services and maintenance contracts specific to Owners Corporations;
  • Advice on approving changes to the legal boundaries on the plan of subdivision;
  • Converting older Company Title and Service Company properties into Owners Corporations; and
  • Representation at the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal for all Units Plan matters.

See our video on Owners Corporation committee’s being engage lawyers directly without assistance from managers below:

See our video on tips for lot owners in dealing with the Owners Corporations’ manager and committees:

See our video on the changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 which are due to come in force on 1 January 2021:

Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions on Owners Corporations.

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For assistance with Owners Corporations matters please speak to Phillip Leaman, the principal of the Owners Corporation Team.

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Principal LLB(Hons), BCom

Phillip Leaman

Phillip Leaman has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 years in the category of...
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Nicole Wilde

Nicole specialises solely in Owners Corporation law & domestic building disputes for Owners Corporations As a...
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Anita Batorowicz

Anita Batorowicz focusses on specialist litigation services involving domestic building disputes for large owners...
Lawyer LLB, BA (Psychology)

Jennifer Dizon

Jennifer Dizon represents Owners Corporations who need to recover unpaid levies from lot owners who are in arrears, to...
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Rebecca Rubenstein

Rebecca Rubenstein’s ability to clearly communicate with clients and her meticulous attention to detail ensures...

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