ACTIVATED – BODY CORPORATE LAW

Bodies Corporate – Having Building or Maintenance Work Carried out on Common Property?

December 19th, 2018|

HAVING BUILDING OR MAINTENANCE WORK CARRIED OUT ON COMMON PROPERTY? BODY CORPORATES TAKE CARE - ITS NOT JUST AN INVOICE ANYMORE We acknowledge that construction can be quite a dull [...]

Construction Law – Builder Beware: Strict Timeframes to Review A Direction To Rectify

December 12th, 2018|

Builder Beware: Strict Timeframes 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 [...]

Body Corporate Law – Rules are Rules

December 12th, 2018|

Rules are Rules As I always tell my children (not that they listen to me) ….rules are rules. Active Law was recently involved in a matter (Riverford [2018] QBCCMCmr 606 [...]

Construction Law – Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

December 6th, 2018|

BUILDING INDUSTRY FAIRNESS (SECURITY OF PAYMENT) ACT 2017 AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY If you’re a principal, developer, builder or a subcontractor who engages subcontractors or suppliers, [...]

Body Corporate – Oh to have Options

November 22nd, 2018|

Oh to have Options You will have all heard the saying – “the devil is in the detail”. Sometimes, the detail is a godsend for a body corporate. Take for [...]

New Team Member – Building and Construction Law

November 21st, 2018|

In this Constructive we introduce to you, our new team member Emma Ward. Emma has joined us as an Associate in our Building and Construction Law division. Emma’s knowledge and [...]

Construction Law – Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

November 14th, 2018|

BUILDING INDUSTRY FAIRNESS (SECURITY OF PAYMENT) ACT 2017 More changes to affect the industry A series of reforms to improve security of payment for subcontractors have been incrementally introduced from [...]

QBCC Act – Keep safety in mind, it will save your behind

November 6th, 2018|

KEEP SAFETY IN MIND, IT WILL SAVE YOUR BEHIND On 27 February 2015, 20-year-old Jason Garrels was fatally electrocuted at a construction worksite in Clermont, Queensland, when he physically held [...]

Property Law – Taking Security from Tenants

November 2nd, 2018|

Taking Security from Tenants A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (Hosking v Extend N Build Pty Ltd (2018) NSWCA 149) has highlighted the need for [...]

Body Corporate – We have the Power – Do You?

September 19th, 2018|

WE HAVE THE POWER – DO YOU? In recent times, we have been asked, on more than one occasion, whether a duly appointed attorney of an owner can attend a [...]