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Article: Let it go

Covid-19 lockdowns appear to have provided fertile ground for disputes in Queensland Community Title Schemes.  Montego Sands [2020] QBCCMCmr 160 is a case in point.

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Article: A Recipe for Failure

Making a successful Adjudication Application has just gotten a lot harder. If you lodge an Adjudication Application with the Commissioner, be careful what relief you ask

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Podcast: Strata law

Podcast: Michael speaks with Amanda Farmer of Your Strata Property, about the Queensland Governments financial relief measures for Bodies Corporate, the state of strata law

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Article: (Sole) User Pays

When does utility infrastructure on common property ‘relate only’ to a lot? Read the Article “(Sole) User Pays” by Michael Kleinschmidt  to find out…

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Article: The Pairing Economy

Solving the Problems That Arise From People Sleeping Around… Unlike Management Rights, short term accommodation delivered through the “sharing economy” can lead to some long-term

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Article: Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade: Unreasonable Interference with Views…Developers, Bodies Corporate or Lot owners who seek to install or to approve the installation of structures which

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enforcing pet by-laws

The decision of Isle of Palms Resort CTS 20860 [2010] shows that a by-law banning pets will be overturned on adjudication for being oppressive and

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what a nuisance

Cigarette smoke can be more of a nuisance for some people than others.  In the QCAT decision of Norbury v Hogan [2010] QCAT 296 the

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if it walks like a duck

In April this year the Queensland Court of Appeal definitively answered the vexed question – are costs incurred in recovering unpaid contributions a body corporate

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the information gap

the information gap Buyers of units in Community Titles Schemes need to be diligent to find out about what they are buying.  A Sellers Disclosure

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