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Welcome to the May Edition of Tower News

We provide the Tower Monthly newsletter to you keep 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, particular to the South East Queensland region.

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The impact of the Residential Tenancy COVID-19 Emergency Response Regulation

Tammy Lynch, Tower Body Corporate
Recent changes to Queensland legislation relevant to residential leases will impact profoundly on owners, especially owner investors who have rental properties within body corporate complexes.

Actions for Your Body Corporate Committee During COVID-19
Tammy Lynch, Tower Body Corporate

The Committee's actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic need to balance the rights of individuals with the needs of other owners and occupiers and the broader community.

How to Cope With the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions on Friday 15 May 2020

Tammy Lynch, Tower Body Corporate
Queensland’s Roadmap for the Easing of COVID-19 restrictions begins on 15 May. What does this mean for QLD Bodies Corporate, Committees and strata residents?


Q&A Purchasing Exclusive Use Common Areas

Hayley Gath, Mathews Hunt Legal

Question: Can the Body Corporate sell exclusive use rights to storage spaces on common property. Are there any precedents of lot owners in Queensland purchasing exclusive use common areas?

Latest News

CBDs, Holiday Spots See Largest Fall in Rents

The Urban Developer
Holiday spots and CBDs have been hardest hit by a blow-out in rental vacancy rates sparked by a “mass exodus” of tenants in March and April. Queensland holiday spots suffered, with Surfers Paradise recording a vacancy rate of 8.5 per cent and Noosa blowing out to 6.8 per cent.

As coronavirus forces us to keep our distance, city density matters less than internal density

Elek Pafka, University of Melbourne
The coronavirus pandemic has left many people questioning the relationship between urban density and healthy cities. After all, physical distancing has been the most common measure to contain the spread of the virus.

Queensland’s Residential Developers Upbeat Despite Headwinds

The Urban Developer
Keep calm, and communicate: that’s the general consensus from some of Brisbane’s private residential developers on how to manage the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gold Coast property market tipped to avoid 'doom and gloom' coronavirus predictions

Sarah Cumming, ABC News
Queensland's peak real estate body says the Gold Coast property market may avoid a significant downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic, with predictions of an increase in the number of interstate buyers chasing a sea change.

Reminder to lock up following bicycle thefts from Chermside units

MyPolice Brisbane North
When it comes to security, high-rise buildings and apartments are just as vulnerable as other types of residential homes. It’s important to remember that a lack of security can put a whole building at risk.

First Look: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane River Park

The Urban Developer
The first look of “The Landing” shows the 300-metre park being built beyond the Riverside Expressway on a previously inaccessible part of the river.