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Owner improvements

Renovating property seems to have become an increasingly popular trend over the past decade. Australian television shows have been constructed entirely around the trials of fast paced, high drama renovations. Owners in community titles schemes are not immune to the lure of improving the value of their property investment. Owners need to be mindful that…

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Cutting Through the Latest Pet Madness

The ongoing debate about pets in strata buildings has largely been focused on the rules [laws and by-laws] and has ignored the actual issues: the pet, the pet owner, other residents, and, the building.  So, here’s some thinking about these human and practical matters. Although there have always been conflicts over pets in strata buildings,…

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Masks mandatory across Queensland

Masks must be worn in all indoor settings, outside of your home. Exceptions are when eating/drinking, undertaking vigorous exercise, or in private vehicles. Masks are strongly recommended in all outdoor places where social distancing is not possible. Greater Brisbane Lockdown – 5pm today (March 29, 2021) From 5pm today, Monday, 29 March 2021, Greater Brisbane…

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If You Cannot Prove It… Be Like Elsa And ‘Let It Go’

Covid-19 lockdowns appear to have provided fertile ground for disputes in Queensland Community Title Schemes.  Montego Sands [2020] QBCCMCmr 160 is a case in point. In Montego Sands the Body Corporate brought an Adjudication Application seeking orders to restrain breaches of the By-Laws; (a) drinking alcohol and bringing glass into the pool area and (b)…

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