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Commissioners Office - Dispute Resolution Process 

Article Contributed by the Commissioner for BCCM

Community living has its challenges because of the potential for conflict.

The proximity of residents to one another in community living and the fact that individuals with diverse backgrounds and views must, as a group, make major decisions, opens itself up to disagreements.

If a dispute cannot be resolved internally, the two official avenues for dispute resolution under the  Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) are conciliation and adjudication.

Our office also provides referees who can resolve disputes under the  Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (BUGT Act), however, this article focuses on the disputes lodged under the BCCM Act.


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Committee Code of Conduct Explained  

Article Contributed by Archers the Strata Professionals

A committee member who has the ability to vote is subject to a code of conduct. Committee members must have an understanding of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCM Act) and the code of conduct and must comply with the BCCM Act.


They must also act in the best interests of the body corporate, not cause a nuisance or attempt to exercise their vote or attempt to influence when they have a conflict of interest.


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