Entries by Nicole Diaz

The Maintenance Pendulum

Introduction The Unit Titles Act 2010 (the Act) brought with it a new responsibility for maintenance.  Under the 1972 Act the Body Corporate (BC) was responsible for common property and owners for private.  The new Act defines building elements and makes the BC responsible for maintaining these elements even if private property where they “relate […]

Asbestos – what you need to know in a Body Corporate context

Asbestos:  What you need to know in a body corporate context: BBCL wants to outline for managers and committees the legislative obligations that now affect bodies corporate. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (Act) specifies that a body corporate or its agent must ensure that, when work is carried out at the property, […]

Website/Security Cameras and Privacy

Relevant Act. The Privacy Act 1993. The arrival of relatively low cost high-resolution cameras has led to an increase in the use of these devices in residential unit properties.  We thought it useful to outline some guidelines for our property owners and committees. The normal objective of private security cameras is to prevent and reduce […]

Lessons From Bridgewater

Bridgewater (BC324525) is a 22 unit residential complex in Paihia.  Sadly its owners have been involved in ongoing litigation following different views on remedial obligations and scope.  For Body Corporates the court decisions have at least created certainty in a number of areas including voting rights. Voting Rights when in Arrears with Levies or Charges […]