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Hynes Legal promotes three new partners20 Dec

Hynes Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners, Madeline Walsh, Amy O’Donnell and Todd Garsden, effective 1 January 2019. more

QCAT considers short term letting by-laws21 Nov

Governments create laws. Courts and tribunals interpret those laws when they make decisions on disputes. We all then rely on those interpretations as gospel in terms of what the legislation actually means. more

Body corporate insurance obligations16 Oct

If William Shakespeare was a Queensland strata title property owner (particularly in North Queensland), he might at this very stage be writing: more

The cladding bus has left the station03 Oct

It is terrifying how quickly time flies. Two months ago we wrote about the new cladding regulation. It has now commenced. more

The meaning of ‘full and accurate minutes’ – the devil is in the detail 14 Aug

There are two sets of minutes that must be kept by every body corporate. Those at committee level and those at general meeting level. more

Combustible cladding laws in Queensland announced 06 Aug

If you don’t know whether the cladding on your building is combustible, you are soon going to be forced to find out. more

The timing for body corporate debt recovery proceedings is clarified 01 Aug

Timing for body corporate debt recovery proceedings more

Chairperson ordered to stop bullying a caretaker 19 Jul

We first wrote about bullying in strata more than two years ago. We have been waiting for a while, but we finally have a decision from the Fair Work Commission (FWC) that gives some guidance about whether the sort of conduct we regularly see in terms of committee and resident manager communications constitutes bullying more

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

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