The law, insurance and combustible cladding on strata properties
By taking action today, owners corporations can be better prepared as the situation evolves
An examination of building defects in residential multi-owned properties across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and Queensland found 40 per cent of these defects related to building fabric and cladding. The study, which was jointly run by Deakin and Griffith universities and funded by PICA Group, identified around 600 New South Wales buildings and 500 Victorian cases of combustible cladding on strata properties — revealing a crisis is affecting major cities in these states.
To help owners better understand the implications of combustible cladding on strata properties and how they can mitigate associated costs, we spoke to Paul Jurdeczka. Mr Jurdeczka, a strata defects expert from Chambers Russell Lawyers, works with many strata properties dealing with the problem and is well-positioned to provide advice on the issue.