As concerns mount within the strata sector over the quality of the huge slew of new apartment buildings coming online, one industry expert has pointed out that owners could be highly vulnerable to potential defects due to lack of adequate coverage.

Stephen Raff, CEO of Ace Body Corporate and former president of Strata Community Australia (Vic), said the problem of poor building quality, whether due to shoddy construction work or the usage of sub-par imported products, could be even further exacerbated for owners by limitations on warranties of which many remain…