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Changing Your Caretaking Agreement

Article Contributed by Mahoneys

When a new community title scheme is established the developer has an obligation - to both the body corporate and the caretaker - to ensure the caretaking agreement is appropriate for the scheme.

It is not uncommon for bodies corporate and caretakers to have issues with the caretaking agreements and remuneration in new schemes, and we regularly act for bodies corporate where:

  • the schedule of duties is not appropriate or tailored to the needs of the scheme (for example, we have seen agreements that refer to pools and lifts when the scheme had neither!);
  • there is a divergence between the extent of the duties and the remuneration that the body corporate is required to pay (this can result in the body corporate underpaying or overpaying for services).

In his latest article, Ben Seccombe discusses the often overlooked legal right to review a caretaker's duties and remuneration...

QLD Strata Dogs are Partying Hard

Article Contributed by GoStrata 

The Australian trend in favour of strata pets over the last few years makes its way north into the latest changes to Queensland strata laws. Since December 2023 those laws include provisions favouring pet owners and preventing a range of restrictions on approving, keeping and removing pets from strata buildings. 


So, it looks to me that Queensland dogs and cats are now partying hard everywhere...
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4th March 2024 > Management Rights Training - ARAMA 

12th March 2024 > Gold Coast "Body Corporate Law Updates" Roadshow - ARAMA

13th March 2024 > Sunshine Coast "Body Corporate Law Updates" Roadshow - ARAMA

14th March 2024 > Brisbane "Body Corporate Law Updates" Roadshow - ARAMA

19th March 2024 > Airlie Beach "Body Corporate Law Updates" Roadshow - ARAMA

19th March 2023 > BUGT Act Amendments Webinar - The Commissioner for BCCM

1st May 2024 > Airlie Beach Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

9th May 2024 > Sunshine Coast Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

15th May 2024 > Gold Coast Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

22nd May 2024 > Townsville Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

23rd May 2024 > Cairns Community Education Seminar -  Smart Strata

29th May 2024 > Brisbane Community Education Seminar - Smart Strata

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