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The First Virtual General Meeting Has Been Challenged

The interim orders in Watermark Residences [2020] QBCCMCmr 306 provides some relief for bodies corporate that held virtual general meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions. In summary: The body corporate called an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to agree on the matters that needed to be decided at a general meeting. To meet COVID-19 social distancing restrictions the committee…

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COVID-19 – Easing of restrictions and what that means for common property gyms

On 8 May 2020 the Queensland Premier outlined ‘Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions’.  On 1 June 2020 Stage 2 of easing restrictions came into force. One of the changes brought about by Stage 2, was gyms and health clubs could re-open for gatherings of up to 20 people. Whilst many are cheering about jumping…

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Best Practice Guide for Roadmap Stage 2

Strata Community Association (Qld) has developed a new best practice guide for bodies corporate to manage the new requirements in Stage 2 of the progressive relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions in Queensland. Read on for a copy of the guide covering information on how to hold meetings and the requirements for common areas. SCA (Qld) is concerned about…

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Mandatory Self Resolution

Life in a community titles scheme comes as a surprise to many new residents. Perhaps the most striking difference is the proximity to others in your scheme. Life in a body corporate means thinking about how your everyday behaviour might affect other occupants. Behaviour that might seem perfectly normal to you – for example, watching…

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