Cladding Compliance – 29 May Stage 2 Deadline Looming Building owners required to respond to the Queensland Government’s new combustible cladding regulations have been forced to remain passengers on the cladding ‘compliance bus’, even if their properties have been cleared of potentially hazardous materials. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has recently indicated more…

Strata Law Reform Attorney General announces no change to Lot Entitlements Attorney General Yvette D’Ath opened the Strata Community Association QLD (SCA) annual conference last month and announced that the government will not be making any changes to lot entitlements. The announcement is in response to the Property Law Review recommendations completed by the QLD…

Tips and Traps of Engaging Contractors We have all experienced a contracted arrangement gone wrong – a painting contractor whose work starts bubbling just months after it is completed or a plumber who charges to repair a leaking pipe but does not fix the leak. Without a crystal ball, there is no way to completely…

Saving on Strata Insurance Both the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management in Queensland, and the Insurance Council of Australia, provide excellent information about how to manage the costs of strata insurance. The Insurance Council of Australia has released: the strata owner’s fact sheet; and the strata owner’s check list. While they are more…

Cladding Regulation Deadline – 29 March 2019 There are less than 6 weeks to go for Strata property owners to comply with the first stage of the Queensland Government’s new combustible cladding regulations with the deadline being 29 March 2019. Safety concerns about cladding in apartment buildings have reignited following a fast-moving fire this month…

Commissioners Corner: Financial Management Part 1 Let’s talk about money. It’s a subject everyone has an opinion on, and this is also true about finances in the body corporate context. While the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the Act) and its Regulation Modules are prescriptive about the process for collecting and then spending…