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Selling common property

By: Todd Garsden

Our previous article discussed a number of ways in which car parks in a scheme can be created and swapped. One of those options was the sale of common property by transfe...

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Car park reconfiguration

By: Todd Garsden

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 mo...

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Removing an elected Body Corporate Committee Member

By: Jarrod Clarke

Body corporate committees are comprised of lot owners or individuals authorised to represent lot owners. But for restricted matters, committees have broad powers to act f...

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Marina berths in bodies corporate

By: Todd Garsden

A marina berth can be a selling point for a community title scheme – if the body corporate is on the water, a marina berth is a great way to give lot owners direct acce...

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Caretaking agreements and negative inflation

By: Todd Garsden

As a general rule, the remuneration under a caretaking agreement increases every year. However with a negative annual inflation rate (or CPI), for only the third time in

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Defamation in bodies corporate

By: Ben Sandford

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. Whe...

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Development offences in bodies corporate

By: Ben Sandford

In Queensland the Planning Act (2016) provides the framework under which all residential development work is performed. When a new building is approved by the local counc...

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Recovering body corporate costs from owners

By: Todd Garsden

Aside from the recovery of levies, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld) (BCCMA) gives bodies corporate a number of specific protections to allow cos...

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Changing the body corporate’s financial year

By: Todd Garsden

The body corporate’s financial year is different to the financial year most people are familiar with – it does not commence 1 July each year, but rather, it is ba...

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Management rights assignments for bodies corporate

By: Todd Garsden

Despite the body corporate being a party to the management rights agreements (Agreements), they are usually only involved toward the end of the assignment process. If the...

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