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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 and owner maintenance responsibilities.

Maintenance obligations can be affected by a number of factors, including the registered survey plan for a scheme.  To make it easier to understand the differences that can arise, included are two articles that discuss maintenance obligations in schemes registered under the two most common types of survey plans  – building format plans and standard format plans. Each article includes information to help you to identify the boundaries of an owner’s lot and the common property, an important step in determining who is responsible for what.

Upcoming webinars in August will then take an in-depth look at these maintenance obligations. One webinar will focus on maintenance in schemes registered under building format plans and the other will focus on standard format plans, so that you only need to register for the webinar that is relevant for your scheme. If you are unsure which type of plan applies to your scheme, you may wish to contact Titles Queensland on 1300 255 750 to ask for a copy of the registered survey plan for your scheme. Of course, you are also more than welcome to register for both webinars.

Maintenance in a Standard Format Plan and Building Format Plan scheme 
Read the information below to help you to determine maintenance responsibilities of the body corporate and owners.
– Standard Format Plan Article – Click here
– Building Format Plan Article – Click here

This article was contributed by the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

If you would like further information or have a question about this article, please contact the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management by phone on 1800 060 119 or by submitting an online enquiry at

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