"A fervent discussion on navigating through the inherent challenges of Strata"
Practical insights into Strata relationships and disputes with Frank Higginson, Director and Partner at Hynes Legal
In Episode 4 of the Let’s Talk Strata podcast, Frank Higginson discusses his experience in dealing with clients and the underlying triggers to body corporate disputes. Aside from the absolute need to communicate effectively, he raises the idea that disputing parties will often best serve their interests by “calming their farm”, engaging the right people and understanding the true nature of their dispute.
Frank elaborates on the ardent need to understand the dispute at hand by knowing “where you are now, where you want to get to, and how you want to get there”.
Frank also sheds some light on his observations on the strata management industry and discusses the following topics, offering tips and practical suggestions:
• Management rights, managing that relationship and interconnected expectations;
• Dealing with contentious By-laws, including those relating to:
o hard flooring
o hours of use of recreational facilities
o short term letting