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Commissioner’s Message – COVID-19 Emergency Arrangements Extended

The Government has announced the COVID-19 emergency arrangements for bodies corporate will be extended to 30 April 2021, or an earlier date as decided by the Government. This is in recognition of the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on community titles schemes in Queensland. This means that the arrangements will remain and continue until 30…

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Body Corporate Managers, Committee Members and Resident Managers Commissions and Other Benefits

Introduction In Queensland, body corporate managers have a number of disclosure obligations in relation to any commission, payment or other benefit they receive. Recently, the Queensland Government released new body corporate regulations (Standard Module, Accommodation Module, Commercial Module, Small Schemes Module and Specified Two-lot Schemes Module), which will replace the existing regulation modules on 1…

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Standard Module Regulation Changes – Committee Membership

Below are the outlines of changes to committee membership that you need to be aware of if you are thinking about nominating for a body corporate committee after the commencement of the new regulations. Some key changes are: Committee members are not able to receive benefits from the caretaking service contractor or service contractors, Co-owners…

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Adjudicators Order Making Powers – A Recipe for Failure

If you lodge an Adjudication Application with the Commissioner, be careful what relief you ask for, and how you ask for it.  If you get either of those things wrong, then your Application may be thrown out. The recent decision of QCAT in Rolling Rock Nightclub Pty Ltd v Commissioner for Body Corporate Community Management…

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