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Strata News
  Tower Body Corporate 
 December Edition

The team at Tower Body Corporate would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Have you been overrun by people in your common areas this summer? Find out what the rules are for number of people in common property areas such as the pool or BBQ. Also, is it safe and secure to use your mobile phone as an access key in your building?

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This complimentary newsletter forms part of the comprehensive service provided to you - by keeping you informed and up to date with important news, including any changes that are happening in the Strata Industry. It contains news and articles relating to apartment living in the South East Queensland region.

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Q&A Number of Visitors - What Are The Rules For Common Property?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Question: Are there rules for common property areas about how many visitors are allowed in, say, the pool or BBQ area etc in Queensland strata properties?

Authority to Spend: Committee Spending

The Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management
The relevant limit for committee spending (how much money a committee can spend) can be set by ordinary resolution of the body corporate (i.e. a motion voted on by the owners at a general meeting).

Bluetooth Smart Access Control Systems in Residential Buildings

Franck Bossi and Sidney Bossi, Prox Access
Why are Bluetooth Smart access control systems not recommended for residential building access? Is it still too early to move to such technology without putting your building at risk?

The Five Most Common Invalid Strata Title By Laws

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
Five clear examples of invalid strata title by laws - including reasons why they are invalid. If your scheme has any of these by-laws, perhaps you should consider having them reviewed.
By Request:

We have been asked for information about terminating a strata scheme for redevelopment. What is happening here in Queensland, and how about around the rest of Australia?

We hope to have more information pertaining to Queensland ready for next month's newsletter. In the meantime, here is a quick wrap up of what is happening elsewhere:

NSW: Sale of whole buildings

WA: Termination of schemes: More than just a vote

VIC: Melbourne's faulty building crisis
"....current laws required 100 per cent of owners to agree to a demolition, but it's likely these requirements will be changed in the future, perhaps to 75 per cent."

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Inner-city apartment living causing major school problems in Brisbane

Tony Moore, Brisbane Times
20 Jan

Queensland governments sold land set for "education" to developers until 2013 to build thousands of apartments in West End and South Brisbane without considering the impact on local schools in 2017.

Animal Welfare League Frowns On Brisbane’s Lack Of Pet-Friendly Apartments

The Urban Developer
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The Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has come forward to express disappointment over the number of new apartments being developed across Brisbane city which do not welcome pets.

Off-the-plan apartments face price falls as market supply exceeds demand
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INNER city units in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast sold off-the-plan have been declared a “clear and present danger” to property buyers due to over supply forcing down prices.  
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