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We’re open for business – just a little differently

By: Mahoneys

Dear clients and colleagues, For the foreseeable future, the way we live and work has changed. We wanted to let you know the steps Mahoneys has taken to protect our peop...

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Statutory Remuneration Review Process

By: Ben Seccombe

We are constantly surprised by how few people are aware that the Body Corporate and Community Management Act (BCCMA) contains a right to review either: (a) the duties to

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You Cannot Be Serious!

By: John Mahoney

In the many years in which I have been practising in the area of management rights I have heard some amazing, even unbelievable, stories. However I was genuinely shocked

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Victoria to limit term of management rights agreements

By: John Mahoney

In a move which has caught the industry by surprise the Victorian Government has introduced legislation which seeks to limit the term of management rights put in place by...

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The crucial difference between exercising options and top-ups

By: Amy Mckee

A troublesome element of management rights legislation is the difference between exercising a current option and ‘topping up’. Here, we explain where the confusion li...

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Avoiding disputes

By: John Mahoney

As I began to gather my thoughts before writing this article, I thought back to the night of the ARAMA awards presentation evening and to the two managers of the year (pe...

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Stop reading this article

By: John Mahoney

Instead, go and check the option exercise dates in your management rights agreements and deeds of variation where you or a previous manager may have added a further optio...

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Mahoneys secures costs for resident manager in landmark QCAT victory

By: Mitchell Downes

Recently, Mahoneys acted for a resident manager in a termination dispute with the Body Corporate. The trial lasted 10 days. Our client, the resident manager, was successf...

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Why a lot owner deed is so important

By: John Mahoney

A recent decision of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (OCBCCM) has highlighted the importance of complying with the ‘lot owner...

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Three strikes and you’re out – but only if you play fair

By: John Forde

We are pleased to announce a further victory for one of our resident manager clients in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal. In this matter the Body C...

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