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  • 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. ... more
  • Webinar - Changes to the BCCM Standard Regulation Module 20th November 2020 FINALLY, Queensland is getting new body corporate legislation. It has been many years in the making, but new Regulation Modules are now released. There will be significant changes for committees, owners, occupiers, managers, caretakers and just about everyone else in Queensland’s strata sector. Ther... ... more
  • 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 com... ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • 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, h... ... more
  • 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 unifi... ... more
  • New SMOKE ALARM Legislation 11th October 2020 From 1 January 2022 Smoke alarms in the dwelling must - ... more
  • Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Community Titles Schemes and Other Matters) Regulation 2020 6th October 2020 The Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Community Titles Schemes and Other Matters) Regulation 2020 (the Regulation) was made by the Governor in Council, and notified, on 2 October 2020. ... more
  • 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 sour... ... more
  • NEW BCCM Regulation Modules Published 30th September 2020 The new 2020 BCCM Module Regulations have been published today. The commencement dates for these changes to each Regulation Module is 1 March 2021 ... more
  • 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. ... more
  • Body Corporate Budgets 31st August 2020 The financial operation of a Body Corporate is like running a business, and like most businesses, proper budgeting is the key to financial health. Just like businesses, a Body Corporate have two separate yet vitally important budgets. ... more
  • Differences between a Lot and Common Property 20th August 2020 Check out this article by Bannerman Lawyers focusing on the difference between a lot and common property! This is a common question in the industry, in particular when discussing renovations and we hope this helps clarify the difference. ... more
  • Water Damage 20th August 2020 Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management Body corporate article for publication Taking into account the number of calls we receive on the issue, water damage is a hot topic for lot owners and bodies corporate. In doing a bit of basic research for this article, I came... ... more
  • Download our New Mobile App 2nd July 2020 You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more. Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more... ... more