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Strata News from Tower Body Corporate, March Edition!

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Strata scheme fined 4400 for not undertaking fire rectification works

Peter Greenham,
Independent Insopections

Miscommunication and lack of cooperation result in a 4400 fine for a Queensland strata scheme in a recent fire audit strata.


This factsheet outlines the effect of the provisions of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 relating to insurance.

View the factsheet here

Can I Renovate A Unit?

Lisa Rutland,
Looking to renovate your apartment? There are restrictions on how, when and what you can do. Find out how much you need to involve the body corporate.

When the claim is denied is it time to play the IDR card?
John Cox,
Whitbread Insurance Brokers

Receiving a letter of denial from an insurance company is never a welcomed outcome for anyone. Is the next step an internal dispute resolution (IDR)?

Latest News


How to do high density - keep it affordable and diverse

Jessie Richardson, Property Observer

The increasing concentration of homes in the inner-suburbs of our capital cities is presenting a range of big challenges, and opportunities, for architects.


Brisbane Wants More Skyscrapers

Ahn Jae Wook, Sourceable

Brisbane is set for more sky-high apartment buildings following the recent approval of a draft plan which largely does away with existing height limits for major office and apartment towers in some parts of the city.


Gold Coast property buyers turn to fringe suburb apartments

Tony Moore, Brisbane Times

Gold Coast apartments – without ocean views - have been the surprise success story of the city's property market over the past 12 months.


Brisbane City Council Looking To Lift Skyscraper Height Restrictions

The Urban Developer

A draft city neighbourhood plan endorsed by the Brisbane City Council has resulted with the scrapping of development height limits on sites spanning over 3,000 square metres.


Brisbane’s off the plan apartment market is smashing all previous records

The Courier Mail

Brisbane’s off the plan apartment market is smashing all previous records within a three month period with a staggering 1621 unconditional sales taking place.

Aromatherapy or The Power of Smell


Bettina Deda,
Downsize With Style

We take a closer look at aromatherapy and how it can help you relax and reduce your stress levels during downsizing, one of the major causes for anxiety and depression amongst Australians.

FactSheet - Renting/Selling/Buying Strata Property

This resource has general information about keeping pets in strata, as well as information specific to Queensland living.

LookUpStrata FactSheet: Renting/Selling/Buying Strata