The Onus Is On Owners


The recent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), decision of Nut Tree Hill confirms that owners need to be proactive in paying their body corporate contributions.

In this case, the owner had always paid her contributions on time but was liable for penalties for late payment after she had failed to receive her contribution notice in the mail.

QCAT said that it should have occurred to the owner to ask the body corporate why she had not received the notice and was ordered to pay the late fees incurred by non-payment.

This example brings to light just how important it is to stay on top of your levies, and ensure any discrepancies are dealt with immediately.

SSKB provides a unique service to their clients that aims to ensure arrears matters do not progress to legal action. This service has a success rate of 99.6%!

This not only can save owners thousands of dollars in legal fees, but the policies and procedures in place actively assist to reduce debt within your strata community.

For more information on the range of exclusive services offered by SSKB, please contact us on 07 5504 2000 or send us an email: sskb@sskb.com.au.



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bill howard On November 20, 2012 | Reply

Can the body corp levy late payment interest at whatever rate the committee agree upon or is there some legal guideline?

    Chelsey On November 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Bill,

    In Qld it’s at the passing of a general meeting motion, the max is 2.5% per month, 30% pa, it is a restricted issue for the committee.

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