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.

Welcome

Phillip Leaman leads the Owners Corporation legal division at Tisher Liner FC Law. Click on the below video to meet Phillip!

Our Expertise

As expert Owners Corporations lawyers, Tisher Liner FC Law have substantial experience in the following Owners Corporations and strata 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;
  • Domestic Building Warranty claims against Builders, architects and plumbers by Owners Corporations for defective building works affecting common property;
  • Water Act claims;
  • Adverse possession and easements;
  • Disputes between Owners Corporations and lot owners;
  • 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;
  • Advice on determining what is common property and what is private lot property and interpreting plans of subdivisions;
  • 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.

For details about how we, as expert Owners Corporations lawyers can assist Owners Corporations in building warranty defect litigation against builders, plumbers, building surveyors and architects see our building warranty defect claim page here.

 

Legal Updates and Flyers

For more information have a look at some of our brochures below, that cover some of the common issues we face:

Podcasts and Videos

We have a Podcast available to our listeners 24/7. We cover topics that may interest Owners Corporations, their Committees and Managers including:

We have also created some short clips, explaining popular topics in strata law. Click here to access our videos.

 

Need a cost estimate?

If you have an Owners Corporations issue that you need advice with please contact us by email at ocenquiry@tlfc.com.au or by phone 03 8600 9314.

Our Experts

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Principal LLB (Hons), BCom

Phillip Leaman

Phillip Leaman has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 4 year (2020 – 2023) in the category of Real...
Senior Associate B.A(Hons), M. Mktg, JD

Antoinette Daley

She enjoys working collaboratively with clients to achieve practical and commercially sensible solutions to their...
Lawyer LLB, BA (Psychology)

Jennifer Dizon

Jennifer’s role includes advising and acting for domestic building / home warranty insurers, and she is committed to...
Lawyer LLB (Hons), BA

Rebecca Rubenstein

  Rebecca strives to provide Tisher Liner FC Law clients with a fresh perspective on resolving legal disputes and...

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