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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

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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.

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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.

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The key legal differences between motels and management rights08 May

There are (obviously) two very different business models in the management rights and motel industries.

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Common management rights misconceptions08 Aug

Bush lawyers abound out there in strataland.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Christmas is approaching - is it time to give notice?07 Oct

Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?

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Todd Garsden

Todd Garsden

Senior Associate

Body Corporate
Management Rights