It’s an increasingly common, but increasingly disappointing, phenomenon – owners bringing their pets into a Community Titles Scheme before obtaining a Pet Approval. The “conventional wisdom” seems to be that because a Body Corporate can’t refuse a Pet Approval these days (after all by-laws banning pets are void aren’t they?) why not simply bring your pet…Read More
Is your building one of the thousands of bodies corporate that contains some form of combustible cladding in Australia? Are you registered on the Queensland Safer Buildings Cladding Register and heading toward the Stage 3b deadline? Are you wondering what to do next? The Building and Other Legislation [Cladding] Amendment Regulation 2018 [Queensland] was introduced…Read More
Planning, organising, and managing a building maintenance project can be stressful and take up valuable time and resources. From organising reliable, qualified, and competent trades to developing a site risk management plan to ensure safe project completion all takes time, effort and skill. Other necessary considerations include knowledge of required building and compliance standards and meeting…Read More
Is Your Embedded Network Better Off Being Supplied Electricity From An Authorised Retailer Or a Billing Agent?
Communities with embedded networks in Queensland have two choices when it comes to engaging a utility provider to manage their energy supply. They can either be an “exempt seller” themselves and engage a billing agent to manage the sale of energy and other services, or they can appoint an authorised retailer instead. Until recently, there…Read More