4 February 2024
This is the first of what we hope to be a regular Newsletter. This edition covers stories and reports on the the following:
- Drive Electric State of the Nation Report
- The Unit Titles Services Website
- Guidance for Flood Damaged Buildings
- How to party without being an Animal
- EV charging in Apartment Buildings – examples of the Australian experience.
20 August 2023
The incident recently reported by the New Zealand Herald, where an e-scooter being charged in the Wellington apartment building of a member body corporate, burst into flames has caused BCCG to give some thought and consideration to this issue.
The problem appears to be quite universal, there was a recent article on the Sydney News about a similar problem in a New York apartment building where an e-bike burst into flames while it was being charged and on 15 August, TVNZ’s Seven Sharp programme featured a controlled house fire to show the dangers of incorrectly charging lithium-ion battery products.
1 July 2023
As the various sections of the Unit Titles Amendment Act 2022 progressively come into force there are a number of changes to responsibilities and obligations that members need to be aware of.
Eight interviews covering the new requirements for Chairs and Committees have been recorded and uploaded to the BCCG website.
We hope the podcasts will help to improve members’ understanding of, and compliance with, the new requirements.
1 June 2023
As of 9th May 2023, the Unit Titles Amendment Act requires the use of new disclosure forms for the sale of existing units. The forms will be of particular interest to owners in self-managed unit title developments.
26 March 2023
BCCG recently concluded two events in the South Island in in response to expressions of interest in our organisation from bodies corporate and residents' societies in the region. Presentations were held in Christchurch and Queenstown. Both events were well attended indicating there was genuine enthusiasm for BCCG forming a South Island branch.