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What Causes Strata Conflict?

At the core of most strata conflict is someone refusing something. For example, the committee refusing to approve a pet, or an occupier refusing to comply with a by-law. Or it is even simpler than that, such as an owner refusing to pay levies or vote at a general meeting. The legalistic approach to resolving…

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Safety Tips for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Barbeques

Once again, the festive season is almost upon us and with it comes the annual routine of dusting off the barbeque (BBQ), filling up the gas bottle (or buying charcoal) and making your BBQ one of the most loved and well-used (outdoor) kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, with one of Australia’s most iconic pleasures also comes a…

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Leasing or Licencing Common Property

If the common property is going to be used in a way which is substantial, permanent or could interfere with another person’s use of the common property, some form of use right is required over that part of the common (The Lookout [2000] QBCCMCmr 653 and Fountain View [2004] QBCCMCmr 543 have held that). Our…

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Selling Common Property

Our previous instalment discussed a number of ways in which car parks in a scheme can be created and swapped. One of those options was the sale of common property by transferring it or granting exclusive use over it. Another option was for the common property to be leased or licenced. This article delves a…

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