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The BUGTA law reform recommendations paper has been released01 Jun

QUT has now produced the final outstanding recommendations report for strata law reform relating to the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 more

What is a quorum?28 May

We don’t do much Latin these days in law. Plain English is all the rage (as it should be), but without a single doubt the most frequently used word is quorum. more

Instructing service providers22 May

Have you ever tried to take instructions from seven people at once? It happens quite a bit to us here in strataland. more

Where to now for strata law reform?16 Nov

The lot entitlements discussion paper was issued in February 2014 – almost four years ago. The BUGTA one was issued in September this year.T more

Common management rights misconceptions08 Aug

Bush lawyers abound out there in strataland. more

Can a Queensland body corporate stop Airbnb?02 Mar

The San Francisco based home sharing juggernaut just keeps growing. It is affecting accommodation supply worldwide, but also in our little part of the planet. more

Proposed BCCM Act review recommendations announced12 Feb

Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers. more

New smoke alarm requirements from 1 January10 Jan

There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year. more

Opposing resolutions without dissent - the final say12 Oct

The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision-making obligations are based on. more

Lot entitlements - Can you unscramble the egg?10 Oct

Ordinarily, the answer would be a resounding ‘no’, but the government may have to give it a go with lot entitlements. more

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