Queensland Property Law Review Update


The Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a review of Queensland’s property laws for the Queensland Government. The review includes an examination of issues arising under legislation governing ownership, use and dealings in real property in Queensland including the Property Law Act 1974 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and other community titles legislation.

Due to the breadth and complexity of property law in Queensland, the review is being conducted in stages.

Body Corporate By-Laws, Debt Recovery and Scheme Termination

After conducting a public consultation process about body corporate by-laws, debt recovery and scheme termination, QUT has provided a report to the Government setting out a number of recommendations.

Download a copy of QUT’s report Government Property Law Review: Options Paper Recommendations Body corporate governance issues: By-laws, debt recovery and scheme termination.

Before making any decisions about possible changes to the current laws on body corporate by-laws, debt recovery and scheme termination, the Queensland Government would like to hear the views of lot owners, committees, body corporate service professionals and anyone else with an interest in community titles schemes about QUT’s recommendations.

How to make a submission about body corporate by-laws, debt recovery and scheme termination

You are invited to provide feedback on QUT’s findings and recommendations about body corporate by-laws, debt recovery and scheme termination.

You may also wish to provide your views on the costs and benefits of the recommendations.

Consultation closes on 5 May 2017.



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