The Strata industry is constantly evolving to streamline processes and improve legislation.
Last year, many draft regulations were released for consultation in the Strata Industry with many of these changes set to come into effect in 2020.
In the second half of 2019, Queensland got its first look at the new Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation. Following this, new draft regulations for the Accommodation Module, Small Schemes Module, Commercial Module and Specified Two-Lot Schemes Module were released for consultation.
The consultation closing date for the draft regulations ended on 1 December 2019.
It has not yet been released what changes will be implemented, however we have summarisied some of the proposed changes below:
Committee members will no longer be able to receive direct or indirect benefits from a caretaking service contractor or service contractor without the authorisation from the Body Corporate. (Relevant section: 81; Supporting section: 8).
As well as the changes to the modules, there is also new legislation being introduced in Queensland that will make all Queensland houses possibly the safest in Australia when it comes to fire safety.
The new legislation requires all Queensland dwellings to install photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling.
Below are the dates that buildings will need to comply by:
Although most Strata schemes are not required to comply with the new
legislation until 2022, it is important that schemes are proactive to ensure
they are compliant.
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