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QLD STRATA DOGS ARE PARTYING HARD

INTRODUCTION For a long time, Queensland strata laws did not specifically address keeping pets in strata buildings as there was no standard by laws and no legal sections covering them. Instead, if strata buildings made by laws restricting or banning pets or refused approval to keep a pet, those by laws and decisions could be…

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STATUTORY REVIEWS – A PROCESS FOR CHANGING YOUR CARETAKING AGREEMENT

When a new community title scheme is established, the developer has an obligation – to both the body corporate and the caretaker – to ensure the caretaking agreement is appropriate for the scheme. It is not uncommon for bodies corporate and caretakers to have issues with the caretaking agreements and remuneration in new schemes, and…

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UNDERSTANDING STRATA DISPUTES: UNRAVELLING THE COMPLEX WEB

Introduction: Living in a strata-titled property has become increasingly common in urban environments, providing a sense of community along with shared responsibilities. However, the utopian vision of harmonious communal living is often disrupted by disputes that can arise among strata residents. These disputes, ranging from seemingly trivial matters to complex legal battles, are rooted in…

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INSURANCE CLAMP DOWN ON LEAKS & MAINTENANCE IN RESIDENTIAL STRATA

If you are like me, you would have noticed the recent clamp down on body corporate insurance claims – especially claims relating to damage caused by defects in the building that allow water to leak into habitable areas.  It seems that body corporate insurers are taking a dim view on bodies corporate that are unable…

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