Scheme termination, pets, smoking and more… Limits on developers invoking sunset clauses will better protect Queensland buyers New laws will also crackdown on smokers while making it easier for residents to keep pets New body corporate laws and protections for ‘off the plan’ buyers have passed in Queensland Parliament. Previously, if a contract included a…

It has taken almost three years now of consistent advocacy from consecutive Boards and SCA (Qld) staff but the Attorney General in conjunction with the Deputy Premier this morning released media information detailing the most significant changes to body corporate law in the state of Queensland for decades. Scheme Termination SCA (Qld) was pleased to…

The conventional wisdom is that the three biggest problems in strata communities are pets, parking and people.  Earlier this month on, 1 October 2022, one of those got even more confusing and divisive. Residential tenancies laws have changed.  Tenants will be able to ask their landlord for permission to keep a pet.  If the landlord…

Maybe the Irwin’s were onto something when they got involved with Crocodiles…. They don’t move around much or leave their home (at Australia Zoo), sleep a fair bit, just lay in a pool, don’t bark, don’t wander around depositing nasty surprises everywhere, don’t attack people on common property, don’t shed hair that may give allergies…

My Strata Companion is an Animal –  And, I don’t mean they are just badly behaved… Apart from the topical and ongoing personal, societal and legal debates about controls on pets in strata buildings, there’s a group of animals that are exempt from any strata by-laws or rules.  So, who are they, how do the…

Pets v. strata buildings in the the sunshine state Strata pets aren’t celebrating in every state yet, as some places [like Queensland] are still making and enforcing by-laws and rules that prohibit pets or impose very strict controls on them. Are they right or are they out of step with laws, social moods, and post-COVID…

Dander – it’s not a word most of us come across very often, other than back in primary school and Robert Louis Stevenson books. It probably goes hand in hand with ‘pluck’. However, dander has a very serious meaning to some of our readers, particularly when it comes to keeping pets in community titles schemes.…

In every strata scheme there are a set of governing by-laws. These by-laws serve a variety of purposes including; protecting residents from harm and potential hazards, ensuring building processes run smoothly and maintaining a harmonious and dispute-free community. If you are involved in strata, it is important to familiarize yourself with your scheme’s by-laws in…