PENSIONERS are to mount a last-ditch fight against controversial new body corporate laws they fear will dramatically drive up the cost of unit living and force them out of their homes. They say the proposed changes, to be debated … Continue reading
In a 50 page written judgment yesterday, the Court of Appeal in Brisbane ruled in favour of the developer Mark Bain Constructions in regards quantum of the compensation. In a Supreme Court judgment last year, Mark Bain Constructions Pty Ltd … Continue reading
PLANS for a challenge to Queensland community-title legislation are moving into high gear with the lawyer spearheading the class action set to brief a Queens Counsel. Anthony Delaney, of Anthony Delaney Lawyers, said yesterday he was finalising the brief and … Continue reading
AN Australian charity has lost an application for an exemption under anti-discrimination laws to employ only women to work in a domestic violence refuge in a remote Aboriginal community. Mission Australia had sought a three-year exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act … Continue reading
DESPERATE unit owners slugged with huge increases in body corporate fees have joined forces to overturn state government legislation which has left many struggling to pay their bills and has the potential to affect thousands. Already 170 unit owners have … Continue reading
The House of Representatives have completed their report on the: Inquiry into residential strata title insurance On Wednesday 21 March 2012, the report of the inquiry into residential strata title insurance, entitled: In the Wake of Disasters Volume Two: The … Continue reading
‘Management rights’ are arrangements where a business holds contracts with the body corporate of a community titles scheme to provide a combination of caretaking and letting agent services, with the ‘resident manager’ or employee licensed to act as a resident … Continue reading
A Canberra woman has won the right to keep her pet Staffordshire bull terriers in her apartment complex after taking her case to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.