Building Disputes

Building Disputes What is the warranty for Lot owners in a new residential building? Up to 6 ½ years from the completion date, the QBCC will investigate any complaints.  Owners should try to resolve any building defects with the Builder before contacting the QBCC by asking for a building defects report.  If things aren’t resolved […]

Authorisation Of Common Property Changes And Improvements

Authorisation Of Common Property Changes And Improvements Q:        If a resident is injured in the garden that the residents created in the common area, who is responsible? A:        The only time the body corporate would step in is if there is a hazard e.g. the stakes, pavers or gardens are not installed in a safe […]

Insurance For Fixtures

Insurance For Fixtures Q:       Are fixtures within a Lot, such as Dishwasher, Ovens and Cook Tops covered by the Bod Corporate insurance? A:        If it is a fixed item then yes, it is.  Like other permanent fixed items, the Body Corporate insurance policy will provide cover.  If it is not […]

Grouping of Same Issue Motions

Grouping of Same Issue Motions A MOTION WITH ALTERNATIVES IS NOW PRESENTED AS FOLLOWS GROUP OF SAME ISSUE MOTIONS – ANNUAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT SEYMOUR CONSULTANTS That the Body Corporate confirms the Committee’s recommendation to undertake an Annual Safety Assessment of the common areas to meet its obligation under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. That the Body […]

Responsibility of Pest Control in a Body Corporate

Responsibility of Pest Control in a Body Corporate It is the Body Corporates responsibility for pest inspections, treatment and prevention work on common property. Lot owners are responsible for any pest control in their own Lot.  If more than one Lot organises to have pest inspections on the same day, this could be cost effective.  […]

Use and Maintenance Of a Balcony

Use and Maintenance Of a Balcony If you own an apartment with a balcony you know how lucky you are.  Its like having an open-air room where you can entertain friends and family. Whilst it’s a great asset there are some rules that come along with it regarding its use and upkeep.  Following are some […]

COVID19 And Body Corporate Living – QLD

COVID19 And Body Corporate Living – QLD For all the rules and regulations regarding Body Corporate meetings and managing amenities please click on the following web link to access the required information

Electronic Voting

Electronic Voting Gone will be the days where Body Corporate Managers are ruffling through pages and pages while in a meeting tallying votes.  With the new Legislation, owners can now vote on general motions and secret ballots electronically. Electronic voting is a quicker, simpler way and you can manage this on your own online device.  […]

Keeping Of Animal

Keeping Of Animal How to obtain Body Corporate Consent for keeping of Animal? Before you decide to take ownership of your animal you must research what is the acceptable process to obtain Body Corporate consent. You’ll need to consider: Is your property a suitable size to house your animal? Is the breed of animal suitable […]

Obligations of a Body Corporate Factsheet

Obligations of a Body Corporate Factsheet The following information will better assist you in the management of your Body Corporate and understand of who is responsible for what.