Cranes: How to Manage Your “Overheads”

Cranes: How to Manage Your “Overheads”

Overhead cranes are a dominant feature on many construction sites these days, (including those in suburbs zoned for medium- and high-density residential complexes).  Their presence tells us that things are on the rise,  both literally and in terms of the health of the construction industry.  But they can have a negative impact on the adjoining …
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Strata Insurance: Construction Costs Updates

Strata Insurance: Construction Costs Updates

2.10:  A 5% INCREASE!! TELL’EM THEY’RE DREAMING… Insurance Premium Gouging…the insurers are at it again. October 2018 and we find ourselves marking a decade since the Great Recession hit in the wake of the collapse of the Lehman Brothers’ investment bank. Australia did manage to avoid the harsher impacts of the crisis – but there…
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Access to Body Corporate Records: Deny it at Your Peril

Access to Body Corporate Records: Deny it at Your Peril

Access to body corporate records under s. 205 of the BCCM Act.  A major development and a victory for owners! Much has been written about this topic and there have been many Adjudications,  generally prompted by a seemingly never-ending supply of devious arguments and fanciful inventions by body corporate committees and body corporate managers to…
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Good management practices in committee decisions

Good management practices in committee decisions

The Seven Key Questions for Every Committee Decision   Getting things right in strata land is easier if you first ask the right questions. And the first question you need to ask is, what are the right questions? The UOAQ  has identified seven key questions which should be considered by any committee before it proceeds…
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Debt Recovery: The Queensland Court of Appeal Speaks

Debt Recovery: The Queensland Court of Appeal Speaks

Last year, a  District Court judge ruled that the usual 6-year limitation period under s.10 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) does not apply in the face of the specific “2-years and 2-month” rule set out in s.145(2) of the Standard Module.  (see also s.143(2) AM) Refer:  BC for Mount Saint John Industrial…
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