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How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

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Buying a new home or investment property requires careful consideration. Whether you are considering purchasing a house, apartment or townhouse, you should allow the same amount of consideration for each. There are many perks to living in a Strata property. From the sense of community,

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New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

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The Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008, will soon be replaced later this year. Queensland now has a first look at the new Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation and some of the proposed changes for the industry. The consultation

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Everything you need to know about a BMS - QLD

Everything you need to know about a BMS – QLD

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings involving Volumetric lots (which include Residential Lots – usually under a Body Corporate, with retail

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Dispute Resolution - QLD

Dispute Resolution – QLD

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When living in a Body Corporate, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. A badly handled dispute can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties of a Body Corporate,

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Community Living

Community Living

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When making the decision to purchase or rent in Strata property, living in a community is often an attractive factor. Although, once you are all settled into your home, many of us get so busy with day to day life that we sometimes forget we

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Record keeping in Strata

Record Keeping in Strata

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A potential buyer of a unit within a block in Moore Park in Sydney undertook an inspection of Strata documents in 2015. The records that were found were described as “terrible”. Has this happened to you and is this an isolated incident? A buyers agent

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What to expect at your 1st AGM

What to Expect at Your First AGM – QLD

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1st AGM for a brand-new Scheme So you have bought your sparkling new apartment and have received paperwork from your Community Manager about something called a 1st annual general meeting (AGM). If you are wondering what this is about and if you should be involved,

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Cladding Update

Cladding Update – QLD

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The extended part 2 deadline has now passed. This means that all buildings that progressed to part 2 should have now completed the Building Industry Professional Statement and completed the Combustible Cladding Checklist (2). What has happened so far? The cladding regulation came into effect

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What to Look For in a Manager

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Every property is unique and can be run differently by each Committee. However, there are some attributes that your Community Manager should ideally have to ensure your scheme runs smoothly. The role of a Community Manager is to support Committees and ultimately your Body Corporate/Owners

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Change to Queensland Health Public Swimming Pool Approvals

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It has been requested by Queensland Health that Local Governments manage the public health risks that are associated with public swimming pools under the Public Health Act. As of 1 July 2019 a new annual approval fee for swimming pools will be applied based on

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How to join a committee

How to Join a Committee – QLD

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The body corporate committee is the bridge between the building title and the body corporate managers being responsible for making decisions on behalf of the body corporate and putting lawful decisions of the body corporate into effect. The committee has a maximum of 7 and

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Community Management Statements

Community Management Statements – QLD

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For every Body Corporate, the Community Management Statement (CMS) is a crucial document that sets out the rules for living in that particular scheme. A specific Community Management Statement drafted for the particular Body Corporate assists to minimise disputes if they arise . In Queensland,

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Financial Obligations

Financial Obligations

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Under Australian Tax Law, your strata property must fulfill certain financial obligations. Tax returns Australian Tax Law requires that bodies corporate lodge a tax return for their assessable income in the financial year. The rate and threshold of taxation applied to bodies corporate is the

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general meetings

General Meetings – QLD

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There are three types of general meetings in Queensland: The First Annual General Meeting (1st AGM) Subsequent Annual General Meetings (AGM) Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) What are the obligations for the 1st AGM? The Act outlines meeting obligations for bodies corporate. Particular requirements are made

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