Strata Tip #79: Settlement - Be good to your Agent

When preparing for settlement, make sure you have received all the necessary invoices from your Agent, you have clarified (in…

Strata Tip #78: Sinking fund - Use a project manager for big projects

Large projects within multiple areas of common property and / or lots can involve complicated legal and construction issues.  As…

Strata Tip #78: Construction - Cost control – Progress claims are usually authorised on the achievement of milestones

That’s so you know that construction is on track, as are your costs.  If construction is not running to budget…

Strata Tip #78: Operating - The true cost of repeat business

Don’t think that just because a customer returns they love you, the service they receive, or your complex.  It can…

Article: The Price of Not Letting GO

Forward bookings belong to the lot owner….trying to hang onto them can cost more than you think. Read more in…

Seeking: Legal Secretary/PA

We are seeking a capable and organised assistant to join our team in Mooloolaba to undertake legal typing and general…

Article: A Weighty Problem

By-laws imposing weight limits on pets require careful consideration. Read this article for the “skinny” on how to deal with…

Article: Committee Members Legal Costs

Committee Members Legal Costs – can you reimburse them? There are a number of very strict requirements that have to…

Strata Tip #77: Sales - Amending Standard Conditions

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Strata Tip #77: Spending - Emergency Expenditure

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Seeking: Paralegal - Strata/Litigation Job on Sunshine Coast

We are seeking an experienced Paralegal to join the team and work within our strata litigation areas on court related…

Article: 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…

Seeking: Litigation Lawyer (Associate/Consultant)

We are seeking a Litigation Lawyer (Associate/Consultant), full time. The focus of this role will be to deliver strata and building defects…

Strata tip #73: Records - Interested person access

When you receive a request for documents or to inspect the body corporate records, typically that request will be made…

Strata tip #72: Defects - Give the builder a chance to remedy

Once you have the cost to rectify the defects, you should provide the defects inspection report and the scope of…

Strata tip #72: Site Acquisition - Authorities, approvals and consents

You have to acquire these too, including any associated intellectual property rights.  Sometimes the value of the land is an…

Strata tip #72: Buying – Power of Attorney contract execution

If you are going to be in the back woods of Botswana during the contract negotiation phase, then consider granting…

Strata tip #71: Meetings - Amending motions

At a general meeting a motion can be amended, provided that the substance of the motion does not change.  For…