Posts by Kelly Borell

What Obligations do Tenants have in a Body Corporate Scheme?

Tenants’ rights and obligations in a Body Corporate Scheme – are they the same as lot owners?  It’s a question we are often asked by both tenants and lot owners. Do by-laws apply to tenants? Tenants are considered “occupiers”, and the rules and regulations of the Scheme’s bylaws are applicable to both lot owners and…

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How to Submit an Owners Motion

Are you a Lot owner with an idea or recommendation that you’d like to be considered – but you’re not sure how to go about it? The good news is – if you follow this procedure, you will be heard.  What you need to do is submit an “owners motion”.  A motion is defined as…

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What are Body Corporate By-Laws?

Body Corporate By-Laws are a set of rules that enable the Body Corporate to control and manage common property areas, the body corporate assets, and the use of lots. Whether you’re a non-resident investor, an owner occupier or a tenant,  you are required to abide by these by-laws. It’s a good idea to give new…

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What is the Role of the Body Corporate Committee?

Ever wondered exactly about the role of the Committee, how it gets elected and what the Executive Committee members are supposed to do? We’ve put together this overview, which we hope makes it easy to understand the “whys” and “whats” of a body corporate committee. Why is a Body Corporate Committee necessary? In Queensland, it’s…

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Administrative Fund vs Sinking Fund?

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Many owners are confused about Body Corporate Funds – particularly the difference between the Administrative Fund and the Sinking Fund, and what they’re used for. As an owner within a body corporate scheme, it is important that you to understand these differences and be financially prepared. After all, whether you live in it or rent…

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