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Making sure your by-laws are correct

By: Todd Garsden

Given the recent lockdowns that have forced many occupiers to spend more time within their lots, interferences between occupiers have been tested to their limits. Committ...

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Statutory reviews – a process to change your caretaking agreement

By: Ben Seccombe

When a new community title scheme is established the developer has an obligation – to both the body corporate and the caretaker – to ensure the caretaking agr...

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Reopening pools in a body corporate because of COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Pools can now be reopened after 15 May 2020. The Queensland Government has released its roadmap to easing restrictions. As part of that roadmap, the first stage includes

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New guidance on patenting computer-implemented inventions (Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19)

By: Rhys Williamson

A recent Australian Patent Office decision of Facebook, Inc. [2020] APO 19 may signal a relaxation of its view on what’s required to patent a computer–implemented inv...

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Management rights options and variations during COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Many things have changed for bodies corporate and resident managers and how they manage their affairs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one issue that has not c...

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Liability for Building Defects

By: Ben Seccombe

An issue that arises frequently in strata title buildings is building defects. Despite many laws being passed to help consumers with COVID-19 related issues, the responsi...

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Body corporate spending limits

By: Todd Garsden

As finances become tight during COVID 19, it is important that bodies corporate and body corporate managers ensure costs are properly managed. That includes complying wit...

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Covid-19 – Residential Tenancies

By: Amy ODonnell

We finally have some certainty in relation to the amended legislation for residential tenancies. Late on Wednesday night (22nd April 2020) the Queensland parliament passe...

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Body corporate cost cutting during COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Body corporate levies are one of the first items of expenditure owners don’t pay in tough times. Committees need to be aware of this and the consequences of: reduci...

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Levy recovery during COVID-19

By: Todd Garsden

Even though body corporate legislation has not changed with respect to levy recovery, the circumstances surrounding levy recovery and insolvency legislation has. This alt...

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