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It’s that time of year again when Queensland experiences more severe storms than the other Australian states. It is always important for community titles schemes to be prepared for storm season. These storms often cause significant loss, damage and inconvenience to many people.
Insurance and Storm Season - 24th November 2020
It’s that time of year again when Queensland experiences more severe storms than the other Australian states. It is always important for community titles schemes to be prepared for storm season. These storms often cause significant loss, damage and inconvenience to many people.
The insurance on my Unit is in my name !
We don’t have a Body Corp !
We don’t pay levies!
We have taken out our own Insurance !
How is it even possible that the owner of a unit does not know they live in a Body Corporate ?
Major Insurance Issues ? - 14th November 2020
The insurance on my Unit is in my name ! We don’t have a Body Corp ! We don’t pay levies! We have taken out our own Insurance ! How is it even possible that the owner of a unit does not know they live in a Body Corporate ?
CAR PARK RECONFIGURATION - 13th November 2020
Parking, one of the four “Ps” for bodies corporate, is a common problem area that body corporate committees have to deal with. One request that is becoming more commonplace is to reconfigure, reallocate or rearrange car parking in a scheme. This article sets out some of the important matters a committee must consider before proposing and approving changes to any car parking arrangements.
Committee Nominations - Can the Body Corporate refuse to accept a nomination? - 29th October 2020
A recent Adjudication explains why the Body Corporate cannot simply refuse to accept a nomination from a person who nominates to be on the Committee just because they don't want that person on the Committee.
Maintenance Obligations - 26th October 2020
Maintenance disputes are the single biggest issue that results in adjudication applications and information inquiries to the Commissioner’s Office.
Removing an elected Body Corporate Committee Member - 26th October 2020
In this article, we discuss the grounds and process for removing a committee member by ordinary resolution. The process for removal is set out in the relevant regulation modules. For simplicity, this article focuses on the Body Corporates and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008, however, there are equivalent provisions in each of the modules.
Strata Painting and Maintenance Lookbook - 18th October 2020
A strata painting and maintenance project can be a complicated affair to manage when there are multiple opinions to consider and challenges to overcome. And when you’re stuck in the planning stage, it can be difficult to convey the vision of the project clearly to stakeholders and determine a unified way forward.
For more information download this document
New SMOKE ALARM Legislation - 11th October 2020
From 1 January 2022 Smoke alarms in the dwelling must -
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Internal Water Damage Claims – Flexible Hoses - 30th September 2020
Recent reports from Insurers and Government agencies show water damage claims for homes and residential strata units have increased by over 70% in the past 5 years. They also note the average cost of each claim has more than doubled, to over $30,000. Water damage claims can occur from external sources such as violent storms, heavy rainfall, blocked gutters and damaged roofs.
Defamation in Bodies Corporate - 28th September 2020
It’s an all too common occurrence – tempers can flare when people are forced to come into contact with others that they wouldn’t usually associate with.


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