Body Corporate Disputes
Family Provision and Estate Litigation
Queensland is dominated by strata property developments. The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (QLD) provides the legislative platform for the Regulation Modules which are applied to the various scheme types in Queensland. Scheme types range from two unit complexes, to large hybrid blendings of commercial and residential multi-level schemes.
The five Body Corporate Law Regulation Modules:
1. Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008
2. Body Corporate and Community Management (Accommodation Module) Regulation 2008
3. Body Corporate and Community Management (Commercial Module) Regulation 2008
4. Body Corporate and Community Management (Small Schemes Module) Regulation 2008
5. Body Corporate and Community Management (Specified Two-Lot Schemes Module) Regulation 2011
Our Body Corporate Law practitioners are experienced in all phases of the development, enforcement, administration and operations of Queensland bodies corporate, including management rights and letting arrangements.
Each body corporate must adapt By-Laws, which provide the contribution and allotment schedules detailing the obligations and rights of each owner in a scheme to exclusive use areas, and common property.
From time to time, schemes will have issues with its owners. These issues may be failure to pay levies, damage to common property, creation of nuisances and changes in environmental and structural requirements of the scheme. Our Team assists in each stage, including assisting in drawing amendments to By-Laws, negotiating changes to service provider agreements, advising on contravention matters, orchestrating levy recovery litigation and general advisory services.
If you would like to speak to one of our Body Corporate Law specialists, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 5574 3560, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Body Corporate Team services the Queensland Eastern Coast from Port Douglas to Coolangatta.
ARTICLES ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION
As Body Corporate Lawyers, we've heard every excuse imaginable. Our top 10 favourites are: “I didn’t pay my levies because no one respects me.” (Sorry – respect has nothing to do with your legal obligations.) “When I bought the unit 20 years ago the levies were...
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A Call for Transparency in Body Corporate Levy Recovery As Body Corporate Lawyers, we have the privilege of working with bodies corporate across Queensland – from small schemes, to large commercial schemes. We must, in good conscience, put it out to our fellow...