Three things to know about pet approvals: Amended pet approval decision timings are very pro-pet A body corporate has 21 days to respond to a pet application Failure to respond is a deemed ‘yes’ Further updates to strata pet regulations in Queensland The ink is barely dry on the new legislation governing strata in Queensland…

With legislation imminent, our panel of experts will discuss the key changes and what this means in reality for all stakeholders including how to navigate the upcoming changes. If you are a committee member or building manager, this topic is essential to your role so you can get up to speed with the correct information…

Three takeaways: Arguing over spending limitations may not be worth the grief it brings Communication with the Body Corporate is key A relationship of trust with a Body Corporate Committee will solve many problems ▶️ Watch the 2.5-minute video below 🔊 Listen to audio version Hills to die on in management rights We often talk about…

On Tuesday 14 November 2023, the Queensland Government passed new body corporate laws. The new laws will commence on a date yet to be announced, which is likely to be in early 2024.  Three things to know about new strata laws regarding pets: The new legislation is extremely pet-friendly Existing ‘no-pets’ by-laws are confirmed as invalid,…

Under the new laws, a body corporate wanting to tow a car will no longer require an order from the Commissioner’s Office before they tow. But the devil is in the detail. Find out what’s new regarding parking and towing in strata schemes, and how to ensure you don’t get caught out doing the wrong…

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,…

Most of our articles are Queensland centric. This one is effectively national, because while defamation is something that our constitution deems a State issue, each State has adopted the same defamation legislation. So, while this case was decided in NSW, its implications and findings are national. Defamation has been in the media a lot lately, particularly…

When can a body corporate withhold access to records? Section 205 of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the Act) requires a body corporate to provide body corporate’s records within seven days after receiving: 1. a written request from an ‘interested person’; and 2. the fee prescribed under the regulation module applying to…

We are excited to present a lineup of high-calibre industry speakers, including the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management Chris Irons and strata law experts Frank Higginson (Hynes Legal) and Juliette Nairn (OMB Solicitors). They will be speaking in plain English about the proposed changes to the Body Corporate and Community Management (BCCM) Act…