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5 Most Common Invalid By-Laws (QLD)

We see thousands of by-laws every year. Our personal favourite is a by-law requiring the body corporate to keep a rope in the pool so that if a koala falls in, the koala can climb back out. We don’t see how that by-law can ever be enforced, especially by the koala it is there to…

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Home Warranty Scheme Notional Premium no longer applies to painting

Home Warranty Scheme Notional Premium no longer applies to painting SCA (Qld) initiated change to unfair multiplier  Upon the release of the amendments to the Home Warranty Scheme (HWS) on 28 October, SCA (Qld) instigated an urgent meeting with Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni to discuss the unfair additional cost imposed on owners…

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Commissioners Corner – Owning in a Community Title Scheme

As you would no doubt be aware, the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management provides an information service to all parties with an interest in the community titles sector. This includes those people who are thinking about purchasing a lot in a community titles scheme. Prospective purchasers of lots have many…

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How to Reduce Summer Electricity Costs

With summer upon us, electricity usage is likely to skyrocket with increased use of air conditioning and other associated cooling cost which is often among one of the largest expenses for strata schemes during the warmer months. It is important for bodies corporate to continually monitor and review their electricity usage to reduce costs and…

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