Posts by Kelly Borell

Renovating your Apartment – Body Corporate Requirements

Apartment renovations

If you’re thinking of renovating your unit, good on you.  There’s nothing like a makeover to give you a beautiful home to relax in, and can often increase the value – if done tastefully, and meets all regulations and codes. But bear in mind, that even though you own the Unit, there are things you…

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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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