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2020
09
Oct

Temporary relief for bodies corporate

By: Todd Garsden

For a second week in a row, we have a second round of new body corporate legislation. This time it’s…

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01
Oct

Senior Appointments

By: Mahoneys

Despite the challenges that 2020 has visited upon us all, Mahoneys remains focused on the long term success of the…

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30
Sep

New Body Corporate Laws

By: Todd Garsden

The new regulation modules pursuant to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld) have now been finalised and…

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16
Jul

ARAMA Award

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has been awarded Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (ARAMA) Service Provider of the Year for the second year running.…

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03
Jul

Update to social distancing requirements applying to bodies corporate

By: Todd Garsden

New social distancing requirements that affect bodies corporate come into effect from midday on 3 July 2020. The changes from…

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19
Jun

Managers Must Not Project Manage

By: John Mahoney

In Queensland individuals and companies must hold a QBCC licence to carry out building work valued at over $3,300. Most…

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19
Jun

Short Term Letting Businesses – Are You Good To Go?

By: Amy Mckee

Each day is looking better than the last.  The phones are ringing more in the last week than they have…

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19
Jun

Mahoneys fighting for managers

By: John Mahoney

Many readers will have seen in the press that Mahoneys recently launched legal action in the High Court on behalf…

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10
Jun

The first virtual general meeting has been challenged

By: Todd Garsden

The interim orders in Watermark Residences [2020] QBCCMCmr 306 provides some relief for bodies corporate that held virtual general meetings…

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05
Jun

Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

By: Amy ODonnell

It has been almost 2 months since the National Cabinet announced the Code of Conduct and finally, the Retail Shop…

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19
May

Urgent changes to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act

By: Todd Garsden

On 19 May 2020 the Queensland Parliament has introduced the Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Bill 2020…

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07
Apr

Estate planning during COVID-19

By: Mahoneys

Earlier this week Mahoneys Partner Antony Harrison spoke with Carolin Lopez from the Professional Medical Practice about the importance of…

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06
Apr

UPDATE – Fair Work Commission amends 99 awards during COVID -19 outbreak

By: Mahoneys

On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission varied 99 awards during the coronavirus pandemic to include the following: An…

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25
Mar

Management Rights and the Coronavirus – some guidance amongst the uncertainty

By: John Mahoney

You will be unsurprised to learn that over the past few days we have fielded many questions from resident managers…

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18
Mar

Mahoneys supports SCA conference

By: Mahoneys

Last week Ben Seccombe and Todd Garsden] (pictured) contributed to another successful Strata Community Association (Qld) conference. Ben took part…

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09
Mar

Supporting the medical industry

By: Mahoneys

Last weekend Mahoneys Partner Antony Harrison presented at The Royal Australasian College of Physician (Qld) “Understanding your Finances” workshop where…

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04
Mar

Mahoneys acts on sale of a cyber security and ICT business

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys recently acted on the sale of a cyber security and ICT infrastructure business to a large private equity fund.…

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19
Feb

Todd Garsden joins Mahoneys

By: Todd Garsden

We are pleased to announce that Todd Garsden formerly a partner at a specialist body corporate firm, has joined Mahoneys.…

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17
Feb

Amy O’Donnell joins Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Amy O’Donnell (pictured with John Mahoney) has joined Mahoneys. Amy is an experienced property…

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13
Feb

Supporting the Management Rights Industry

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has been a long-time supporter of the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (ARAMA). Formed in 1991, ARAMA is the…

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2019
12
Dec

Mahoneys appoints new Management Rights Partner

By: Mahoneys

  Mahoneys is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy McKee as a Partner of the firm’s Gold Coast office…

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29
Nov

Mahoneys helps sell Aegean Management Rights to consortium of investors

By: Mahoneys

  Mahoneys recently acted on the sale of the Aegean Apartments management rights to a consortium of management rights investors.…

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21
Nov

Over 130 caretakers attend Mahoneys compliance event

By: Mahoneys

We had over 130 management rights caretakers at our final event of the year to hear from industry leaders –…

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12
Nov

Mahoneys secures $220,000 compensation for wrongful termination

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has successfully acted for the manager of the Sands Holiday Apartments (Gold Coast) over the wrongful termination of the…

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23
Oct

Mahoneys awarded Service Provider of the Year

By: Mahoneys

Our firm was awarded Service Provider of the Year at the inaugural Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (ARAMA) awards in…

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09
Sep

Mahoneys’ $1.2 million victory in Ridd case

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has successfully acted for Dr Peter Ridd in his high-profile case against James Cook University (JCU). Last Friday, the…

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2018
22
Jun

Queensland caretakers win again

By: Ben Sandford

Mahoneys secured another victory for caretakers in Queensland recently when the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal handed down its decision…

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17
Jan

Recent victories for managers

By: Ben Seccombe

Towards the end of 2017 we secured a number of victories for our clients in various situations and in various…

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17
Jan

Forget It!

By: John Mahoney

Over the course of 2017 we have seen multiple cases of managers forgetting to exercise their options or failing to…

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2017
22
Dec

Mahoneys secures important – business saving – Christmas victory for caretaker

By: Mitchell Downes

Mahoneys is currently acting for a caretaker in a termination dispute with a body corporate. Earlier in the dispute, Mahoneys…

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22
May

Mahoneys secure massive win for managements rights industry

By: Mahoneys

A recent decision by the Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified the way in which management rights operators can charge…

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15
May

Budget news

By: Mahoneys

New residential premises – purchasers to pay GST The budget presented on 9th May proposed changes to the way GST…

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03
May

Another big management rights win for Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

Trojan Resorts v Body Corporate for the Reserve CTS Mahoneys has reaffirmed its position as the leader in management rights…

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2016
25
Aug

Kleenmaid director sentenced to 9 years jail

By: Mahoneys

The Kleenmaid group of companies suffered a high profile collapse in 2009. A former director of one of the Kleenmaid…

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05
Aug

Late payment fees upheld by High Court

By: Mahoneys

On 27 July 2016 the High Court handed down the much anticipated judgment in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand…

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04
Jul

Internal promotion at Mahoneys

By: Mahoneys

The partners of Mahoneys are pleased to announce that Mitchell Downes has been promoted to Partner effective 1 July 2016.…

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20
Jan

Releases clause – special rules about interpretation

By: Mitchell Downes

In a recent Supreme Court case (IBM Australia Pty Ltd v State of Queensland [2015] QSC 342), the State sued…

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