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Coronavirus in strata18 Mar

You won’t find a set of hard and fast rules anywhere, including from us. What you will find in this recording is how we think people can deal with something that legislation simply does not contemplate. more

The (former) Commissioner joins Hynes Legal04 Feb

Yes – that’s right. Chris Irons is starting with us as reported in the Courier Mail. more

That’s essentially it for this decade18 Dec

It is incredible to think that Y2K was 20 years ago now, but doesn’t time fly? more

Proposed rental law reform in Queensland and how it could impact the strata sector18 Nov

The Queensland Government has announced proposed policy changes to rental law that will amend the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. more

99% (or more) of Queensland bodies corporate still cannot prohibit short term letting 08 Nov

There has been a bit of recent publicity about this decision by a Queensland Magistrate for a body corporate at Fairway Island where the body corporate’s prohibition via a by-law on lot owners letting their lot on a short term basis was held to be valid. more

The draft Standard Module has been released03 Sep

We don’t think you could call any of the proposed changes revolutionary, but there are some interesting tweaks to some areas of law – particularly for developers. more

It’s time to revisit the management rights assignment process12 Aug

It is time for the management rights industry to look at revisiting the management rights assignment process. Everyone needs to start treating the assignment process with a bit more respect. more

The latest management rights termination battle07 Aug

We have written a bit about bodies corporate attempting to terminate management rights agreements over the years... more

Short term letting affecting strata insurance19 Jul

Have you ever wondered what happens when a lot owner starts short term letting and it affects the ability of the body corporate to get the required statutory insurance? more

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. more

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