What is the role of a body corporate?

The body corporate has a statutory responsibility to keep common property in a good condition. It also must administer the affairs of the body corporate in a reasonable way.

There are a range of other statutory obligations set out in the Body Corporate and Community Management Act and the related regulation modules. The overriding obligation is to act reasonably.

A body corporate acts reasonably in two ways. The first is through owners at a general meeting. A general meeting is effectively a shareholder’s meeting of every lot owner which is required for certain decisions and certainly required every year to set budgets and the like.  An example of a body corporate not acting reasonably at a general meeting can be read about here.

The other forum for acting reasonably is at committee level.  The committee deals with all of the other day to day decisions for a body corporate. These can relate to approving people keeping pets in their units up to commencing proceedings against owners for recovery of levies and so on.  Pet approvals are frequently litigated and you can read our articles on these here.

Speak to our Team

If you have an inquiry or a question that we can help with, please contact us through the following form and one of our experts will be in touch with you shortly.

  • Drop files here or
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our Latest Body Corporate News

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the strata sector is facing some big issues. Perhaps the biggest challenge (this week at least) is how to manage body corporate levies

When you need a Body Corporate lawyer for the first time many committee members find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. When looking for a Body Corporate lawyer (whether it

If you want to see what Chris Irons and I think about how strata communities should deal with Coronavirus / Covid-19, please watch this facebook live recording. You won’t find a set of

Yes – that’s right.Chris Irons is starting with us, as reported in the Courier Mail. As the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management for the past five years, Chris has been

It is incredible to think that Y2K was 20 years ago now, but doesn’t time fly? This is the easiest newsletter for the year. Our top articles in terms of click-through percentages for

The Queensland Government has announced proposed policy changes to rental law that will amend the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (‘the Act’). The proposed changes follow consultations with the community and have not