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2024
08
Feb

Statutory Reviews – A process for changing 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…

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2023
13
Dec

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…

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13
Nov

Mahoneys named Law Firm of the Year

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys was named “Law Firm of the Year” at the most recent Strata Community Association (Queensland) awards night. The Awards…

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06
Sep

Umbrella agreements under the microscope

By: Mahoneys

In Waymark Hotels Properties No 20 Pty Limited & Anor v Prentice Properties Pty Ltd & Ors [2023] QSC 117 Mahoneys…

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18
Apr

Guide to Managing Body Corporate Building Defects

By: Mahoneys

In response to recent legislative changes, that were specifically introduced to help bodies corporate identify and rectify building defects, Mahoneys…

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15
Feb

Mahoneys secures an important victory for the management rights industry

By: John Mahoney

In a recent QCAT trial Mahoneys secured a victory for the resident manager in a claim brought by the body…

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2022
27
Sep

Mahoneys role in $45m body corporate sale

By: Mahoneys

Mahoney’ role in the termination and sale of Voyager was featured in REALESTATESOURCE.COM.AU. Voyager is the first community titles scheme,…

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27
Jul

Mahoneys successfully defends Supreme Court application

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has successfully defended an application in the Supreme Court that sought to prevent building works being carried out by…

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16
May

Mahoneys prepares ageing scheme for sale to developers

By: Ben Seccombe

Mahoneys continues to lead the way in the termination and sale of ageing community titles schemes in Queensland. After successfully…

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01
Feb

Celebrating 20 years in business

By: Mahoneys

Today marks a significant milestone in the firm’s history – it is 20 years since Mahoney Lawyers commenced trading.   …

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2021
17
Dec

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…

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08
Dec

Defective building work in the news again

By: Mahoneys

As reported in the Courier Mail over the weekend, defective building work continues to be a significant issue for bodies…

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01
Jul

Managing Building Defects

By: Ben Seccombe

Resident managers in new or near new complexes will be aware of the difficulties that can arise when dealing with…

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08
Jun

Mahoneys gets application dismissed in Watermark Residences adjudication

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys successfully acted for the Watermark Residences body corporate in having an application brought against it, by two lot owners,…

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08
Jun

Watermark Residences – When not to make and adjudication application

By: Mahoneys

In Watermark Residences two lot owners sought to invalidate an annual general meeting that had been called in a way…

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24
May

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata magazine

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys dedicated Body Corporate team was featured in – Lookup Strata Magazine where on pages 4 & 5 we discuss…

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27
Apr

Guide To Body Corporate Building Defects

By: Mahoneys

Earlier today Mahoneys Partner Ben Seccombe joined Lynda Kypriadakis ([Diverse Group]) and Dr. Nicole Johnston ([Deakin University]) – at Australian…

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2020
03
Jul

Dealing with Body Corporate Disputes

By: Ben Seccombe

In bodies corporate it is inevitable that, from time to time, disputes will occur. Fortunately, in Queensland there are numerous…

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29
May

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…

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01
May

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…

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20
Feb

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…

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2018
22
Aug

行业快讯: 小区经理遭到Committee欺压怎么办?

By: Ben Seccombe

早在2015年,Mahoneys律师行为小区经理在昆州成功的对于workplace bullying提出昆士兰第一件成功的诉讼案。这一步引领着行业为小区经理受到committee的欺压(bully)来博得正义与公正。2015年案是昆士兰Fair Work Commission (公平工作委员会)第一次承认小区经理为‘worker’身份。这是历史性的进步,假如没有承认worker身份,那么将无法以workplace bullying 我们也察觉到了这一个现象越来越频繁的出现。很多时候Body Corporate都会使用欺压的手段来骚扰小区经理,扰乱小区经理的工作,或是攻击削弱小区经理的形象。这往往是为了要达到termination(结束合同)的目的。但是,我们也察觉到了目前行业内许多律师会(不正确的)使用workplace bully来为小区经理提出诉讼。大家一定要明白,workplace bullying 并不适用与所有的committee纠纷。Workplace bullying在法律中有特定的意义。 法律中‘worker’的定义 在澳大利亚联邦公平工作法(The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth))的定义内,‘worker’是任何在澳大利亚宪法内的行业中工作的人员。这包括了小区管理的小区经理。 在法律中,小区经理倘若是caretaking…

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08
Aug

Industry update: Caretaker bullying by bodies corporate

By: Ben Seccombe

Back in 2015, Mahoneys acted for the first caretaker recognised by the Fair Work Commission as a ‘worker’ for the…

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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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2017
20
Jul

Body Corporate Debt Recovery Changes: Good or Bad?

By: Ben Seccombe

In February 2017, the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre issued its Final Report on a myriad of proposed changes…

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2016
13
Oct

Bodies Corporate and the obligation to act reasonably

By: Ben Seccombe

by Ben Seccombe – Partner & co written by Max Walker The concept of ‘reasonableness’ and what amounts to acting ‘reasonably’…

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18
Jul

High Court to determine unreasonableness test

By: Ben Seccombe

Mahoneys are again at the forefront of judicial decision making in a body corporate dispute soon to be determined by…

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Complete guide to body corporate by-laws

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Body Corporate Building Defects

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