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Power of Entry – With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

Power of Entry – With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility The statutory power of entry conferred on bodies corporate is significant. It permits authorised persons of the body corporate to enter somebody’s home, without their consent, upon having given at least seven days’ notice of the proposed entry. It is therefore imperative that when exercising…

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Qld Statutory Valuation – Objections and Townsville Options

QLD Statutory Valuations – Objections and Townsville Options New Statutory Valuations recently announced across Queensland – Disagree with a valuation? Object. With the deadline to lodge an objection fast approaching, the Queensland Valuer General has recently issued new values for 18 local municipalities across the state. The areas affected include; Brisbane, Burdekin, Cairns, Etheridge, Gympie, Ipswich,…

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Community Education Seminars – South East Queensland Registrations Open!

Community Education Seminars – South East Queensland Registrations Open! Strata Mythbusters! – Open Forum Commissioner Chris Irons and strata law experts Frank Higginson of Hynes Legal (Sunshine Coast), Mario Esera of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers (Brisbane) and Juliette Nairn (Gold Coast) will test the legalities of common strata Myths we often hear about, leaving plenty of…

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Statutory Review of Management Rights Agreements

Statutory Review of Management Rights Agreements Any management rights agreement is a contract, and like any contract it is binding on both parties to it. The only way to vary a management rights agreement is usually:- 1. by agreement between the parties via some form of commercial negotiation, where neither party is forced to agree…

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Annual General Meetings – Part Three: More Top Tips

Annual General Meetings – Part Three: More Top Tips You may be aware that I have been doing a series of articles about annual general meetings (AGM), with the first part clarifying the basics of process and timeframes and the second part providing some meeting tips. This third part continues on from my part two…

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Withdrawing Motions

Withdrawing Motions As Body Corporate Managers, we are often requested to provide procedural advice on common meeting administration matters, either prior to or when attending meetings. Many of the meeting procedures are specified in the legislation, which we are trained to navigate. However, there are some not so common scenarios such as when a motion…

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Conflict Management

Conflict Management I know it’s a shock, but, there’s a lot of conflict in community management. Some of the most difficult, from a manager’s point of view, is that which arises between Committee members. That conflict can be very stressful, particularly when the members try to drag the manager in to their internal spats. Truth be…

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Strata Manager Training – The Tricky Stuff

Strata Manager Training – The Tricky Stuff Archers the Strata Professionals were recently invited to provide Professional Development Training to Strata Managers at the latest Strata Industry Annual Conference hosted by Strata Community Association (QLD) (SCA). This year’s presentation covered “The Tricky Stuff” and delved into statutory requirements to call for Committee Nomination and Owner…

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Community Education Seminars – North Queensland Registrations Open!

Community Education Seminars – North Queensland Registrations Open! North Queensland Insurance Inspection Program & Strata Mythbusters! The North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program commenced on 1 April 2019. Come along and join us to hear the latest on the program direct from James Cook University Program Manager Angela Verhaaf. Commissioner Chris Irons and Strata Law…

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A Search Agents View

As a Body Corporate records search agent, my role is to find out what’s going on in a body corporate so my clients which are buyers for the most part, can choose to either commit to purchase or walk away from a bad investment. What qualifies as what’s going wrong? How long is a piece…

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