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Out with PAMDA - In with Property Occupations Act & changes to Licensing Laws

Out with PAMDA - In with Property Occupations Act & changes to Licensing Laws

Posted on Tuesday 18th November 2014

PROPERTY OCCUPATIONS ACT 2014 Limited changes with effect from 1st December 2014 Eligibility for licences Automatic licensing for existing licenses Body Corporate approval no longer required Importance of By-laws Requirement to live on-site Changed requirements to have an office Relationship to contiguous complexes - multiple building licence Requirement for licensed person to be in charge Licensed Director

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Property developers welcome Land Sales Act and Body Corporate and Community Management Act changes

Property developers welcome Land Sales Act and Body Corporate and Community Management Act changes

Posted on Monday 20th October 2014

16 October 2014 The Land Sales and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (“Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament and received Royal Assent on 26 September, 2014. The commencement date is tied to the commencement of the Property Occupations Act 2014.

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Shareholder Agreements - Do I need one?

Shareholder Agreements - Do I need one?

Posted on Thursday 2nd October 2014

BACKGROUND - We are often approached by clients wanting to establish a new business querying whether such business should be held in their personal names or by some other structure such as a company, trust or partnership. The addition of other parties not controlled by the client (ie a business partner) adds complexity to the advice required and set-up for the client.

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What is the future at law of our strata titled buildings?

What is the future at law of our strata titled buildings?

Posted on Friday 12th September 2014

I would like to share with your readers some of my thoughts and the details of an interesting matter I recently handled which covers the legalities of what happens when a building could be approaching its "used by date". Apart from the practicalities of determining what the fate of a building should be, the question of how it all is determined brings into play not only the law but also personal greed, failure of community of interest and the reasoning behind some people's advice.

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Personal Injuries Claims & Refunds to Private Helath Insurers

Personal Injuries Claims & Refunds to Private Helath Insurers

Posted on Monday 18th August 2014

Most personal injuries cases usually require medical or hospital treatment. This treatment is often paid, in part, by Medicare and/or a private health insurer. To the extent past treatment expenses have been paid by a private health insurer, it may be a requirement of the insurance policy that if damages or compensation is recovered, then the treatment costs must be refunded to the insurer.

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Pets in Body Corporate Schemes

Pets in Body Corporate Schemes

Posted on Friday 30th May 2014

The issue of pets in Body Corporate schemes is one which has been attracting much attention from Body Corporates, Body Corporate managers and owners generally.

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The Importance of an Enduring Power of Attorney

Posted on Friday 16th May 2014

Few people take the time to consider what would happen should they for some reason become incapable of looking after their own affairs.

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Back to Basics

Posted on Sunday 12th January 2014

Management Rights Under the Body Corporate & Community Management Act Caretaker & Letting Agent - Exercising an Option and Adding an Option to Renew

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