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Body Corporate Lawyer

Body Corporate Lawyers

Queensland Body Corporate Lawyers with Vast Industry Experience

We act for:

  • Body Corporate Managers
  • Committee Members and Lot Owners
  • Builders & Property Developers

Our body corporate lawyers are experts in their field. We can provide concise advice on a broad range of matters that affect a Body Corporate, including:

  • Establishing a Body Corporate
  • Drafting legally enforceable and tailored Body Corporate By-Laws
  • Preparing licences and leases over common property and carparks
  • Advising on compliance with statutory procedures
  • Advising on the legal duties of Body Corporates, Committee Members and Managers including boundary advice and liability assessment
  • Community Title Scheme matters
  • Advising on procedural requirements for implementing significant Body Corporate decisions regarding expensive repair, maintenance or upgrade projects
  • Advising on repair and maintenance costs being raised using the ‘substantial benefit’ principle and/or special levies
  • Drafting Review Maintenance Plans
  • Advising on cladding obligations
  • Tailoring service agreements for building management, concierge services and maintenance contracts
  • Advising on changing property boundaries on the plan of subdivision
  • Advising on determining common property versus private lot property
  • Advising on fire safety and maintenance obligations
  • General Body Corporate and Community Management issues
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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

We also provide dispute resolution advice in relation to:

  • Termination or Removal of Body corporate Managers
  • Building Defects
  • Domestic Building Warranty Claims
  • Common Property Disputes
  • Enforcement of statutory warranties for common property defects
  • Breach Notices
  • Disputes involving Body Corporates
  • Debt Recovery of Body Corporate levies and fees in QCAT or Court
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Claim Disputes
  • Dealing adjoining property owners or proposed works

The most common Body Corporate disputes include disputes between a lot owners and a Body Corporate about building defects affecting common property. Our lawyers understand both Body Corporate rules and laws as well as building and construction laws.

Advising in matter involving Body Corporate disputes requires specific knowledge and experience. Most matters require knowledge of several different practice areas such as property, commercial, building, environmental and privacy laws.

Appointing or Removing a Body Corporate Manager

Our Body Corporate lawyers can provide clear advice and help facilitate the process or appointing or changing Body Corporate managers.

We can also draft all the requisite contracts, agreements and notices to make the documentation process seamless.

Levy Collection

We are experts in levy collection and we offer a streamlined process which is highly systemised and effective.

AGM's SGM's and Voting

We advise Body Corporate managers and lot owners about annual general meetings, special general meetings and voting.

Inactive and unengaged members can pose difficult issues for Body corporate Committees and Managers alike.

Building works, repairs and maintenance of common property

Repair and maintenance work, in particular, can be expensive and very involved.

We have strong experience in dealing with these types of issues.

Body corporates Litigation in QCAT

Most body corporate matters are heard in QCAT and we can provide expert representation and advice.

We can help represent parties in VCAT regarding:

  • Enforcing Body Corporate by-laws;
  • Testing the meaning or validity of Body corporate by-laws;
  • Obtain orders that lot owners comply with their legal obligations;
  • Compliance with statutory procedures for making decisions and validity of decisions;
  • Defending applications by lot owners and occupiers;
  • Debt Collection for outstanding rates and levies;
  • Advice on the merits of prosecuting and defending legal proceedings involving Body corporates generally and more.

It vital to get the best results to engage a law firm that is experienced in providing Body corporate advice.

To discuss your individual requirements, please contact us on 1300 794 559. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form on this page and one of our Body Corporate solicitors will respond to you promptly.

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