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Pet Approvals – Is it Better to Seek Forgiveness than Ask Permission?
Article contributed by Michael Kleinschmidt, Legal Practitioner Director – Stratum Legal

It’s an increasingly common, but increasingly disappointing, phenomenon – owners bringing their pets into a Community Titles Scheme before obtaining a Pet Approval. The “conventional wisdom” seems to be that because a Body Corporate can’t refuse a Pet Approval these days (after all by-laws banning pets are void aren’t they?) why not simply bring your pet home and then apply for approval? This approach follows the old mantra of “sometimes it is better to ask forgiveness than permission”.

Read on to learn about the details of the latest order made.

COVID-19 - Restrictions Return For Private Public Gatherings
Article contributed by The Strata Community Association (QLD)

As of Saturday 22 August 2020, some COVID-19 related gathering restrictions in Queensland have been reinstated as a result of recent developments. These restrictions only apply to gatherings in private residences and public spaces, which includes bodies corporate, not businesses or parts of communal spaces that may operate under COVID-Safe plans. Gatherings are now limited to 10 people in the following Local Government Areas: Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay and Redlands. All other parts of the state are limited to 30 people in homes and public spaces, including body corporate premises.

Our revised Best Practice Guide for bodies corporate includes directions and recommendations to abiding by new restrictions and ensuring all owners and residents are aware of the new restrictions.

Project Management Explained 
Article contributed by Margo Grant, Business Development Manager - BOSS Building Maintenance

Combustible Cladding

Stage 3b & beyond… 
Article contributed by Lynda Kypriadakis, Managing Director – Diverse FMX

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