SSKB Strata Developer helps interstate developers neavigate Queensland legislation

Queensland Disclosure Statements Can Trip Interstate Developers

Attractive site purchase prices mean developers are branching out to different markets to maximise profits, but there are traps for those who come north to Queensland. Many developers not familiar with Queensland legislation can fall foul of compliance issues that arise from unique state legislation. One of those compliance issues is the obligation to disclose information to…

Power To The People!

Lot owners and developers will be winners if recommendations to Australia’s energy market are adopted. Embedded Network Retailers offer bulk electricity supply to strata title buildings, including apartments, shopping centres and office buildings, but many developers and body corporate committees are trapped in non competitive contracts. The changes will allow individual lot owners a choice of…

What should each apartment pay?

The recent announcement of the QLD property law review has sparked fresh debate on the contentious issue of lot entitlements. After what can only be described as a game of ‘political ping-pong,’ change is once again on the horizon. The Review will be looking at how much each apartment should pay in contributions, and whether…

Sustainable Planning Regulation to cut red tape in Queensland

On 15th March 2013 the QLD Government passed the Sustainable Planning Amendment Regulation (No.1) 2013, introducing a number of changes to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009, to improve the efficiency of the State’s integrated development assessment system.  The changes are part of the Government’s broader policy to streamline and integrate development assessment processes and reduce…

Top 10 By Laws every First Community Management Statement (CMS) should have

(in no particular order) Exclusive Use: Original Owners Right to allocate common property or body corporate assets. Supply of Services: Including the right to enter into agreements, contracts, licences, leases or any other agreements in connection with the supply/on supply of services to receivers and service infrastructure used in connection with a system. Rubbish/Garbage Disposal:…