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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?

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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.

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Is it defamatory to call someone unfinancial?05 Jun

It must be the season for ‘interesting’ defamation proceedings. This one will be of special interest to the strata managers (and perhaps chairpersons) out there who have to declare people unfinancial at general meetings.

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Rights of access to lots05 Jun

Many bodies corporate are mistaken about their rights to access lots. There is a right to access a lot only for specific purposes and in accordance with the Act. If you want to read an appeal decision about whether a body corporate acted reasonably in accessing a lot, then read on – and before you think this is just a body corporate issue there is a bit in this one for management rights operators about working with heights and the related work health and safety issues….

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Solving management rights disputes09 May

Read this if you are interested in watching a seminar Frank Higginson did for nearly 200 resident managers about what he sees as the most common causes of management rights disputes and how to prevent them.

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Our most read articles of 201818 Jan

Here are the most useful, interesting and most read articles from 2018!

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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