We write this edition a week after the major storms that have hit South East Queensland to devastating effect. A great number of buildings managed by Tower have been impacted with some suffering severe damage. Many owners have been doing heroic work for their buildings, pushing to bring back services and arrange repairs so that things can return to normal. However, normal is going to take some time and it will be many months before repairs and insurance claims are finalised. We hope all owners are managing but if you do need any help please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Longer term storms like this are going to have an ongoing impact on body corporates. Insurance is the most obvious area as events like this are likely to push premiums ever higher. You can also expect insurers to offer more restricted terms of coverage. We’ve discussed some of the possible impacts with LookUpStrata and you can find a link to that below.
Elsewhere in this issue:
The committee’s obligation to provide detailed information on matters to be voted on at an AGM
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment
Not covered for Flood? Here are some things you need to know
Is a By-Law prohibiting BBQs on a balcony legal?
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We continue to encourage as many owners as possible to sign up to receive levies and notices by email. Unfortunately, the post is slow and inconsistent at the moment while emails are fast and guaranteed. Signing up also helps save your plan money as distribution costs lower. We need to receive notification in writing to make the change 'Please send my notices/levies by email' is sufficient.
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The Tower Body Corporate Team
Helping Your Body Corporate Deal with an Emergency
Tower Body Corporate
We discuss what to do now, ways committees can navigate the issues they are facing and what your building can do to mitigate risks in the future.
The Urban Developer
Flooding from the rain “bomb” that has cut a path of devastation across Australia’s east coast is set to plunge the country’s beleaguered construction industry into a deeper crisis.