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Joe the Galah and His Fiendishly Feral Feathered Friends

There was much squawking and crowing in 2016 when Joe the Galah won a reprieve from eviction from his high-rise apartment building “Sea-Crested Cockatoo” on the Gold Coast. Significantly, Joe was ably represented by ‘Frank the Beak’ Higginson (who certainly does not work for sunflower seeds).  What chance did the body corporate have? Even JohBjelke’s…

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Do depreciation deductions apply to you?

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property. Most investors are aware of some of the deductions they are entitled to; for example, they know they can claim their Property Manager’s fees, council rates and any repairs and maintenance costs. However, all…

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Aged Debt: Outstanding Levy Arrears

A recent District Court decision will have a dramatic effect on what is a common practice when managing ageing levy debts in Queensland. Refer:  BC for Mount Saint John Industrial Park CTS v Superior Stairs & Joinery Pty Ltd [2017] QDC 245 The District Court judge ruled that the usual 6-year limitation period in the…

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Bundling Motions for General Meetings

2.7: TWO INTO ONE WON’T GO Separate Matters Require Separate Motions Many unit owners would be familiar with the statutory motions which must be included in the agenda for each AGM, e.g. body corporate accounts, audits, auditors, annual budgets, levies etc. One of the required statutory motions is a motion to review each insurance policy…

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