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Committee Meetings in COVID times

Daily news broadcasts mean that we are continually provided with the latest on COVID cases, new strains and health guidelines.  The news can be overwhelming to say the least, however these are the times that we live in and whether we like it or not, we need to consider the impacts on our day to…

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Property Sales FOMO

The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is heightened amongst property owners in South East Queensland at the moment. Growth that we haven’t seen for decades continues to baffle and amaze everyone I talk to. The hot question of course being: “Should I sell now to take advantage of this growth?” Of course, the various responses…

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Revisiting the Amendments

New regulation modules came into effect on 1 March 2021. As with most things new, completely smooth sailing is unlikely in the beginning – there are bound to be a few small waves at first.For the most part, however, judging from interactions the transition has proven to be relatively straightforward. There have been a couple…

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Parties and Unruly Behaviour (QLD)

Most strata schemes see residents living in dense environments. When different people are brought closely together, it is not always smooth sailing. A common concern is whether a body corporate can effectively deal with parties and the unruly behaviour that follows. A common misconception is that a resident has a right to the quiet and…

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Smoke Drift Disputes

Smoking in community titles schemes (CTS) is the subject of many enquiries received by our information and community education unit. This article aims to provide information to owners and occupiers who may be having a dispute with someone else in their scheme about second-hand tobacco smoke drifting from somewhere else in the scheme. There are…

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COVID-19 Emergency Provisions Extended

COVID-19 Emergency Legislation Provisions extended for bodies corporate until 30 April 2022 SCA (Qld) confirms that all of the temporary COVID-19 measures currently in force to assist bodies corporate and unit owners to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are drafted so that they expire on the COVID-19 legislation expiry day. In relation to the…

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Strata Community Education Seminars: Registrations Filling Fast!

Following on from the success of our recent seminars, Smart Strata is pleased to present a new series of Strata Community Education Seminars commencing in early October, to be presented by foundation partners, Archers the Strata Professionals. We’ll be presenting in regions across Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast & the Sunshine Coast.  Hear from…

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Growth By Region Revealed

Strata growth in Queensland – which region had the most growth? It’s our favourite time of the year – announcing which strata region has grown the most over the past year. And for the second year in a row the title goes to… The Sunshine Coast which recorded a 2.93% growth in schemes in the…

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Cairns and South East Qld restrictions easing from 4pm Friday 20 August 2021

From Friday 20 August 2021, 4pm South East Queensland LGAs will have some restrictions eased. These restrictions will remain in the regions until 27 August 2021, and if no further developments occur over the next week they will come in line with the current restrictions in the rest of Queensland. The current restrictions in the…

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Commissioner Explains Maintenance Obligations

When planning community education activities, our BCCM information and community education team use data insights and your feedback to identify the issues that clients need to know about.  As our data shows maintenance in community titles schemes continues to be a hot topic, in this month’s edition of Common Ground we are exploring body corporate…

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