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SEQ Region June Edition

Welcome to this edition of Strata News!

Read about Q&As from QLD lot owners, including who's responsible for workplace safety, plus Tower's Kelly Borell answers an interesting question about pool heating.

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Q&A Workplace Safety Issues - Who Is Responsible?

Hynes Legal
Qu: As the Body Corporate is not a business, is it the Caretakers, as contractors, who are responsible for managing their workplace safety issues?

Department of JAG - BCCM Practice Directions

Chris Irons, Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management

To assist parties who have lodged dispute resolution applications or who may be considering doing so, the BCCM publishes a number of Practice Directions.

Q&A Number of Carparks and Ordinary Resolution

Kelly Borell
Quick Question: Can you please advise if there are laws regarding how many carparks and how much guest parking is required in a block of units
Question: Is a change from heating to non-heating of an outdoor pool regarded as a material change to common property?

Enforcing By-Laws – Noisy Neighbour ordered to Remove Renovations

Mario Esera, Piper Alderman
Most Bodies Corporate include in their by-laws a reference to ‘excessive noise’. But what happens when noise by-laws are not complied with?

Latest News

Swell Body Corp at Burleigh Heads seeks $20m from builder and developer over alleged defective work on Gold Coast resort

Jack Harbour, Gold Coast Bulletin
28 Jun

A GOLD Coast body corporate says it will pursue the builder and developer of its apartments for up to $20 million in damages, as the building contractor this month announced he would liquidate three of his companies.

Ocean views from Gold Coast’s Oracle eastern tower could be lost if development next door goes ahead

Gold Coast Bulletin
27 Jun

OWNERS of some apartments in standout Broadbeach development The Oracle perhaps should have consulted an oracle before buying. They might have learned that their rooms with ocean views could, down the track, become rooms without a view.

Are apartments still good investments?

Michael Yardney, Yahoo7 Finance
27 Jun

Interested in property investment? If so you probably want to make sure your portfolio is successful and will grow in value. But with so many pieces to the property research puzzle, how do you make the right decisions to ensure positive outcomes? I believe demographics will hold the key to the future of our property markets.

Brisbane City Council budget: Property experts ‘disappointed’ with unit rate hike

Rachel Clun, Domain
15 Jun

Property experts say they’re “disappointed” with the rate hike announced in the 2016-17 Brisbane budget. Lord mayor Graham Quirk increased Brisbane’s minimum annual rates bill by $100 a year, which means unit owners could face a rates increase of up to 18.6 per cent.

Two millionaires are heading to the High Court to fight over the extension of a balcony

Olivia Chang, Business Insider Australia
15 Jun

Two prominent Australian businessman are heading to the High Court in a battle over five square metres of balcony in the Queensland holiday town of Noosa.
HTW Prop Clock Jun16

National Property Clock - Jun 2016 Apartments

Herron Todd White
The Herron Todd White team have taken a look at their service areas and identified all the gentrification hotspots throughout the nation worthy of your attention. 
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