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Towing Order Explained

One of the most contentious issues in strata properties is the perennial problem of residents using visitor car parking spaces. While the sight of a resident’s car continually occupying a visitor space contrary to the by-laws can cause tensions to rise, there is no quick fix to enforcing those by-laws. Tempting as it may be,…

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Management Rights Reform FAQ’s

Enacting change to long-standing practices in any industry is difficult. Even when there is widespread support for sensible reforms, there will always be pockets of resistance. Often this is based on a misunderstanding of what is being proposed, and then misinformation is repeated and amplified by opponents to try to derail a reform process. That’s…

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Land Tax Reform Scraped

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) says it’s a relief that the Queensland land tax regime was officially repealed with an amendment moved in Parliament last month. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella congratulated the state government for making the move to stop the controversial reform before it came into effect saying it was the right…

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Electric Vehicle Charging FAQ

As electric vehicle (EV) growth in Australia continues to rise, EV charging is quickly becoming a topical issue in the strata environment. The National Construction Code was recently changed to mandate that all new apartment developments be built with access to EV charging in the carpark. I believe it’s important that existing apartment buildings also…

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