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Visitor parking in strata - Who is a visitor?11 Jun

You might wonder why the question of who is a visitor matters, and if you do, you are in the strata minority. The ostensible abuse of visitor car parking privileges is the trigger for an enormous amount of body corporate angst.

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Is it defamatory to call someone unfinancial?05 Jun

It must be the season for ‘interesting’ defamation proceedings. This one will be of special interest to the strata managers (and perhaps chairpersons) out there who have to declare people unfinancial at general meetings.

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Rights of access to lots05 Jun

Many bodies corporate are mistaken about their rights to access lots. There is a right to access a lot only for specific purposes and in accordance with the Act. If you want to read an appeal decision about whether a body corporate acted reasonably in accessing a lot, then read on – and before you think this is just a body corporate issue there is a bit in this one for management rights operators about working with heights and the related work health and safety issues….

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Defamation in strata28 May

Most of our articles are Queensland centric. This one is effectively national, because while defamation is something that our constitution deems a State issue, each State has adopted the same defamation legislation.

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Separating your lot from your management rights business20 May

Back when real estate wasn’t as expensive, multipliers weren’t as high and banks didn’t care as much about serviceability as they did security, buying a lot with a business all worked without much of an issue.

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Solving management rights disputes09 May

Read this if you are interested in watching a seminar Frank Higginson did for nearly 200 resident managers about what he sees as the most common causes of management rights disputes and how to prevent them.

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That’s it for contribution schedule lot entitlement adjustments30 Apr

Read this if you are interested in whether your share of the body corporate levies can be changed without your consent.

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Superannuation changes - you may need to pay super on annual leave loading 09 Apr

The ATO has recently clarified its position in relation to superannuation payments in respect of annual leave loading.

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When can a body corporate withhold access to records?30 Jan

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Our most read articles of 201818 Jan

Here are the most useful, interesting and most read articles from 2018!

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