Click here to call us +61 2 9929 0226
Posted 06 December 2023
An increasingly common problem experienced by new strata schemes concerns discovery by the new scheme that the developer has committed the owners corporation to long-term agreements for supply of electricity, gas or other utilities, potentially involving greater than market charges or other unfair terms. These may or may not form part of embedded network arrangements.
An owners corporation finding itself in this scenario may be considering whether it remains bound to these arrangements or whether it has options. Fortunately, that owners corporation may well have options. In particular, the owners corporation should as soon as possible seek legal advice as to whether any of the following may assist:
There are some limitations. In particular, the restriction does not affect any agreement to supply electricity to residents through an embedded network.
We have considerable experience with these issues and can assist if you are having difficulties with them.
***The information contained in this article is general information only and not legal advice. The currency, accuracy and completeness of this article (and its contents) should be checked by obtaining independent legal advice before you take any action or otherwise rely upon its contents in any way.