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News & Insights

2024
21
Jun

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where John Mahoney discussed…

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05
Jun

Mahoneys named among the Best Law Firms in Australia

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has been named in the First Edition of Best Law Firms – for Real Property Law – in the…

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04
Jun

Right of Entry Agreements – what are they?

By: Amy ODonnell

If you are buying a motel and your financier is taking security over the motel lease, then the financier will…

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28
May

Mahoneys Featured In LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ dedicated body corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discussed: – recovering body corporate…

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23
May

How to deal with nuisance correspondence?

By: Holly Oddo

At times, committee members and other representatives of the body corporate may be exposed to voluminous, frequent, offensive or inflammatory…

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03
May

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where John Mahoney: Provided…

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22
Apr

Individuals signing deeds electronically – in which states?

By: Sabrina Austin

During the peak of COVID, most states and territories implemented temporary legislation allowing individuals to sign documents electronically. Since the…

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17
Apr

Renovating a lot in a body corporate

By: Holly Oddo

It is common for home owners and investors to want to improve the use and value of their lot by…

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12
Apr

Smoke alarm compliance

By: Brenden Eames

Homeowners, landlords and property managers/letting agents are being urged to check that any smoke alarms comply with the law after…

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12
Apr

Stage 2 Rental Reforms

By: Brenden Eames

The Queensland Government has recently introduced the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 (the Bill) to Parliament.…

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12
Apr

Your work, or a specialist?

By: William Kenny

One of the more common disputes between caretakers and bodies corporate revolves around the engagement of tradespeople and specialist contractors…

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02
Apr

Responsibility for utility infrastructure maintenance

By: Holly Oddo

The person responsible for utility infrastructure – whether it be an air-conditioning unit, electricity wires and cables, smoke alarms, plumbing…

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22
Mar

BCCMA Changes Start 1 May 2024

By: Mahoneys

The Queensland Government just confirmed that the amendments passed into law late last year will start 1 May 2024. That…

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11
Mar

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ dedicated body corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discussed: if a body corporate…

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26
Feb

Star Ratings – Are they still relevant?

By: Amy ODonnell

When motel leases were first introduced in the 90’s, the star rating was a very relevant consideration. The AAA scheme…

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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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18
Jan

Mahoneys featured in resort news

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where: John Mahoney, alongside…

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2023
19
Dec

Mahoneys donates $5000 to the Mater Foundation

By: Mahoneys

Members of the Mahoneys’ Property Team had the privilege of presenting the Mater Foundation with a cheque for $5000 at…

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11
Dec

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ dedicated body corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they: celebrated being named “Strata Law…

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23
Nov

New body corporate legislation – what smoking, parking and pet by-laws do you need for your scheme?

By: Mahoneys

Our recent email alert outlined a number of changes to the BCCMA – read more here. This included proposed changes…

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20
Nov

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ dedicated body corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discuss: the requirement to consider…

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16
Nov

Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

By: Todd Garsden

On 14 November 2023 the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 was passed. The key…

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15
Nov

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Matthew Manz was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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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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20
Sep

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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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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25
Aug

BCCMA – What is changing?

By: Todd Garsden

On 24 August 2023 the Queensland Parliament introduced the “Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023”…

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31
Jul

John Mahoney receives Lifetime of Service Award

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney’s longstanding commitment to the accommodation industry was recognised at ARAMA’s night of nights – where he received a…

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21
Jul

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Associate Will Kenny was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where…

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12
May

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Matthew Manz  was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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20
Apr

Mahoneys recognised in Best Lawyers®

By: Mahoneys

We are pleased to announce that Mahoneys has been recognised in the latest Edition of Best Lawyers® in Australia. Congratulations…

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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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28
Mar

Who can be on a body corporate committee

By: Todd Garsden

Lot owners in a community title scheme have a statutory right to nominate for a position on the body corporate…

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28
Mar

Decoding body corporate management contracts

By: Mahoneys

Last week over 200 people tuned in to hear Todd Garsden and William Marquand (from Tower Body Corporate) discuss Body…

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20
Mar

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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20
Mar

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata Magazine

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys dedicated Body Corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discuss: Enforcement notice to “repair,…

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01
Mar

The importance of making sure your builder is licensed

By: Mahoneys

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have recently been cracking down on the licensing of builders, with many licenses…

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22
Feb

What does 2023 have in store for bodies corporate

By: Mahoneys

Last week over 450 people tuned in to hear Todd Garsden and Nikki Jovicic (LookUpStrata) discuss what 2023 has in…

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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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08
Feb

QBCC crackdown on non-compliance with combustible cladding checklist

By: Mahoneys

What is the cladding checklist? Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, Part 4A of the Building Regulation 2006 (Qld)…

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20
Jan

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney  was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed…

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2022
14
Dec

Changes to BUGTA – A reform for lot owners

By: Holly Oddo

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 has been introduced to amend the Building Units…

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01
Dec

Trends in management rights fees and charges

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner John Mahoney recently joined Trevor Rawnsley (ARAMA – Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association) and Tony Rossiter (Holman) to discuss major…

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25
Nov

Tips for buying a motel

By: Amy ODonnell

1. Make sure you get what you expect Motel sellers and buyers often believe that they are purchasing the motel…

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21
Nov

Mahoneys featured in LookUpStrata

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys dedicated Body Corporate team was featured in LookUpStrata’s most recent Queensland magazine where they discuss: controlling access keys in…

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10
Nov

Mahoneys featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ partner Todd Garsden was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where…

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17
Oct

New Queensland residential tenancy laws

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys’ Partner Amy O’Donnell recently joined Trevor Rawnsley (ARAMA) and Lynn Smith (Residential Tenancies Authority) on a webinar to highlight…

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06
Oct

Deadline for obtaining a Director Identification Number

By: Mahoneys

In June 2020 the Federal Government passed new laws requiring every director obtain a Director Identification Number (or DIN). This…

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29
Sep

Separating to sell

By: Matthew Manz

With the changing economic conditions over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult for owners of certain types…

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29
Sep

Residential Tenancy Changes start 1 October 2022

By: Amy ODonnell

In our December edition of ManagementOne we brought to your attention the new residential tenancy laws that were coming in 2022. …

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27
Sep

Electric Vehicles in Bodies Corporate

By: Todd Garsden

Should a body corporate have an electric vehicle by-law? In 2021, there were 20,000 electric vehicles sold in Australia (three…

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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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26
Sep

What is happening with Term?

By: John Mahoney

Not surprisingly we have recently fielded many enquiries from current and potential new managers about the campaign to reduce and…

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14
Sep

Mahoneys Featured in Resort News

By: Mahoneys

John Mahoney was recently featured in Resort News – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where he discussed how…

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31
Aug

Making a claim against the QBCC

By: Mahoneys

We recently reported on the impact that QBCC delays were having on body corporate building defects claims. Following that article…

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31
Aug

Noosa short term letting rules challenged in court

By: Todd Garsden

Short term letting How Airbnb (or short term letting generally) operate in bodies corporate has been covered off in various…

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19
Jul

Resident Manager Leave Entitlements

By: Will Kenny

Mahoneys’ associate Will Kenny was featured in Resort News’ – the magazine for the accommodation industry professional – where we…

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07
Jul

Importance of good legal diligence before buying a motel

By: Amy ODonnell

Due diligence, DD and legal due diligence are terms used to describe the review of the legal aspects of a…

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06
Jun

Body Corporate Parking Issues

By: Mahoneys

Recently Mahoneys Partner Todd Garsden joined Will Marquand (Tower Body Corporate) and Nikki Jovicic (LookUpStrata) to discuss body corporate parking problems.…

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16
May

Article: Bodies Corporate Beware – QBCC delays impacting building defect claims

By: Mahoneys

With the ever expanding backlog of complaints being issued to the QBCC, the statutory time limits for building defect complaints…

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06
Apr

Mahoneys Recognised In Doyle’s

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys has been recognised as a leading Queensland Property & Real Estate Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian…

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05
Apr

Mahoneys welcomes 2 new lawyers

By: Mahoneys

Mahoneys recently welcomed Simon Watson and Jem Golaw to the firm. Recruited as part of the firm’s growth strategy: Simon…

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2020
23
Nov

Mahoneys secures a victory for its clients in the Supreme Court

By: Anders Mahoney

Mahoneys acted for the successful applicants in Hilas & Anor v GGPG Developments (No 133) Pty Ltd & Anor [2020]…

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04
Nov

A duty exemption for small business restructures – at last!

By: Antony Harrison

Initially published 4 November 2020. Updated following OSR expansion issued on 21 July 2021. One of the biggest problems with…

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2018
13
Dec

The role of the Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to binding death benefit nominations

By: Cath Champion

This article explores the role of the enduring power of attorney to effectively make a binding death benefit nomination after…

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22
Nov

Medical practice structuring and home ownership

By: Antony Harrison

Structuring your medical practice to protect the family home Are you a medical practitioner? Trading as a trust may be…

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17
Apr

The power of appointment of trusts

By: Mahoneys

A recent case involving a prominent South Australian wine-making family highlighted the importance of making sure that control of a…

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23
Mar

Development Approval – enforcement orders

By: Mahoneys

In Pike v Tighe [2018] HCA 9 (14 March 2018) the High Court held that the Development Approval condition attaches to the land…

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2017
24
Aug

Off the plan – off the boil?

By: John Mahoney

With the huge number of new unit projects coming on line in the past couple of years, and more following,…

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12
Jul

When a deposit is paid by electronic transfer, when is it legally considered ‘paid’?

By: John Mahoney

The District Court recently had to consider if a deposit payable under a house sale contract was paid on the…

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23
Mar

Buyer beware: the definition of a ‘foreign person’ goes further than we think for duty and land tax purposes

By: Antony Harrison

You may have heard that some states in Australia have introduced a duty and/or land tax surcharge for foreign persons…

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2016
12
Sep

Bankruptcy and inheritance: who gets what and what you can do about it

By: Mahoneys

The potential for bankruptcy to affect a beneficiary under a deceased estate poses significant problems for inter-generational wealth planning. When…

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19
May

Compliance deadlines loom for SMSF’s as 30 June approaches

By: Mahoneys

The approach of 30 June heralds an increase in activity in business compliance activity in many industry sectors. None more…

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