Residential

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 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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Strata Title in QLD

Even though it’s practised in countries all over the world today, the concept of strata title as a property ownership structure started right here in Australia back in 1961. A novel concept at the time, the strata title was different to the traditional Torrens Title model, where the purchase of a freestanding home or piece…

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Be sure your building isn’t at risk! Have external cladding tested.

In June 2017 in a block of flats in London, a refrigerator on the fourth floor caught fire. The blaze should have been contained within the unit, but instead it took 60 hours to extinguish. Almost 24 storeys were transformed into a blackened shell and at least 80 people lost their lives. A wide-ranging public…

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