ACTIVATED – BODY CORPORATE LAW

Body Corporate Law – When bylaws Act up

May 16th, 2019|

Body Corporate Law - When bylaws Act up We are often asked to review the bylaws applying to a community title scheme. Regularly, our review identifies bylaws dealing with matters [...]

BIF ACT SERIES – CHAPTER 3 PROGRESS PAYMENTS – BACK TO BASICS ADJUDICATION – #6

May 13th, 2019|

BIF ACT SERIES - CHAPTER 3 PROGRESS PAYMENTS - BACK TO BASICS ADJUDICATION - #6 The hierarchical nature of construction contracts makes contracted parties extremely vulnerable to the whims and [...]

Business Law – Permitted Use of Business Premises – never assume approvals have been obtained

April 30th, 2019|

Permitted Use of Business Premises – never assume approvals have been obtained When buying a business, a Buyer should always conduct a town planning/zoning search of the premises from which [...]

Builder Beware: Strict Time Frames to Review a Direction to Rectify

April 15th, 2019|

Builder Beware: Strict Time-Frames to Review a Direction to Rectify A Queensland Building and Construction Commission (“QBCC”) direction to rectify can have a significant impact on a builder. Apart from [...]

BIF Act Series – Chapter 3 Progress Payments – Back to Basics Adjudication – #5

April 10th, 2019|

BIF Act Series - Chapter 3 Progress Payments - Back to Basics Adjudication - #5 Welcome to round 5 in our series of articles discussing the basics of adjudication under [...]

Property Law – The 55 million dollar question – When is close enough not good enough?

April 8th, 2019|

The 55 million dollar question – When is close enough not good enough? “Close enough is good enough” - It’s the adage the perennial corner cutters of the world live [...]

Property Law – Benefits of Registering a Lease – A Tenant’s Perspective

April 5th, 2019|

Benefits of Registering a Lease - A Tenant’s Perspective In Queensland, it is generally well understood that it is not a requirement to register a lease.  However, a lease for [...]

Property Law – Paper Certificates of Title – The world as we know it is changing

April 4th, 2019|

Paper Certificates of Title – The world as we know it is changing The way in which the Titles Registry deals with paper certificates of title (paper CTs) will change [...]

BIF ACT SERIES – CHAPTER 3 PROGRESS PAYMENTS – BACK TO BASICS ADJUDICATION – #4

March 29th, 2019|

BIF ACT SERIES - CHAPTER 3 PROGRESS PAYMENTS - BACK TO BASICS ADJUDICATION - #4 As the saying goes, time and tide wait for no one. The service of a [...]

Body Corporate Dispute – A dispute with your Caretaker? So what are your options?

March 21st, 2019|

A dispute with your Caretaker?  So what are your options? It seems to us that disputes between Bodies Corporate and Caretakers are on the rise. Without doubt there are Caretakers [...]