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  Tower Body Corporate 
 March Edition

This month, we cover the following:

Have a leaky balcony? Find out what you can do about it here. What administration fees can the body corporate pass onto Lot Owners? Once again, don't forget comments are due on the proposed BCCM Act changes by the 5th May.

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Can a Queensland body corporate stop Airbnb?

Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal
What can a Queensland body corporate do about Airbnb and body corporate issues? We won’t keep you all in suspense. The answer is nothing. For us, it all starts at a very macro level.

Know Thy Neighbours - PODCAST

Amanda Farmer,
Your Strata Property

Amanda reads out a blog post covering many of the frustrating aspects of community living in apartments. This is a story about how one person can change their mindset and make a difference in their community. Well worth a listen.

If It Has a Balcony, It Will Leak

Paul Evans, President - Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW)
Why is my balcony leaking? This article looks at reasons your balcony may be leaking and some successful remedial waterproofing systems to solve your leaking balcony problems.

Q&A What body corporate administration fees can be passed onto lot owners?

Frank Higginson,
Hynes Legal

Question: Can body corporate administration fees for services such as pet approvals or common property insurance excess be passed onto individual lot owners?

Latest News

Smoking to be banned in units and apartments across Queensland

Danaella Wivell, Cairns Post
14 Mar

SMOKERS living in units and apartments across the Far North could have to give up their habit when at home under new by-laws.  

Apartment prices weaken in Brisbane: REIQ

Property Observer
14 Mar

The housing market in Queensland grew moderately in 2016 with Q4 results showing a weaker result for units, according to the REIQ.

Queensland Apartment Owners Need Defect Bond

Andrew Heaton, Sourceable
8 Mar

Queensland should follow the lead of New South Wales and introduce a two percent levy in order to protect owners of new apartments from defects, the nation’s leading strata lobby group says.

Proposed 94-level tower for Broadbeach could be battleground for Chinese developer

Quentin Tod, Gold Coast Bulletin
27 Mar

A Chinese investor who has come to town with lofty Broadbeach ambitions that already appear dented is no stranger to property battles.

Inner City Schools Overcrowded Due To Apartments

The Urban Developer
20 Mar

According to the ABC, an explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in overcrowded schools.
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