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External Improvements? - 10th June 2020
Improvements by owners affecting the external appearance of a body corporate
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Crane - 8th May 2020
Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s “crane index” has shot through the roof in South-East Queensland. But what happens when a Developer wants to swing a crane through your Common Property airspace?
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Made in the Shade - 8th May 2020
Developers, Bodies Corporate or Lot owners who seek to install or to approve the installation of structures which could impact upon an owner’s views should take note of the decision and the four-step test explained in this document.
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The “Pairing” Economy - 8th May 2020
The sharing economy is upon us, and an ever increasing number of us are using it to sleep around. Stayz, Flatmates.com.au and the sector giant Air BnB are all successful examples of the power of the worldwide web to aggregate and match unused supply with unmet demand. That is, bringing people together to satisfy their accommodation needs. As any well-meaning friend will tell you, there are always problems that arise from sleeping around…
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Enforcing Pet By-Laws - 6th May 2020
The decision of Isle of Palms Resort CTS 20860 [2010] shows that a by-law banning pets will be overturned on adjudication for being oppressive and unreasonable.
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Pet Checklist - 6th May 2020
Recently the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Justice Carmody, handed down an important decision of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to pets within bodies corporate; Body Corporate for Beaches Surfers Paradise V Backshell [2016] QCATA 177.
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The Information Gap - 6th May 2020
Buyers of units in Community Titles Schemes need to be diligent to find out about what they are buying. A Sellers Disclosure does not give the whole picture.
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Management rights agreements and the 6 P's - 5th May 2020
Prior preparation and planning prevents poor performance.
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Tenancy notification and short term stays - 5th May 2020
Tenancy notification and short term stays.
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What a nuisance - 5th May 2020
Cigarette smoke can be more of a nuisance for some people than others.
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