ACTIVATED – BODY CORPORATE LAW

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 [...]

Bodies Corporate – Business or Bully? – Activated

September 10th, 2018|

Bodies Corporate - Business or Bully? Ever wondered if a Body Corporate could be held responsible for bullying and harassment? You’re not alone. You might recall a few years ago, [...]

Body Corporate – A Tale of Two Proxies – Activated

July 9th, 2018|

A Tale of Two Proxies Recently an interesting situation arose at a general meeting I was attending. A lot was owned by a separated couple. The husband appointed a proxy [...]

Construction Contracts – Stay of Contract Termination Rights on Insolvency – Constructive

July 9th, 2018|

Stay of Contract Termination Rights on Insolvency It has long been common practice to include in construction contracts (and indeed in many other types of contract) a clause which allows [...]

Body Corporate Disputes – Body Corporate Pays the Price for Refusing Access – Activated

June 29th, 2018|

Body Corporate Pays the Price for Refusing Access The court has recently hit a body corporate with costs after a telecom provider obtained an injunction against them for refusing to [...]

Body Corporate Law, It’s Not a One Man Band – Activated

May 23rd, 2018|

Body Corporate Law Experts  IT'S NOT A ONE MAN BAND It is apparent from a spate of recent matters across my desk that it is timely to remind committee members [...]

Is the Subcontractor’s ATM Back? – Constructive

May 1st, 2018|

Is the Subcontractor’s ATM Back? Critics of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) often referred to the original version of the BCIPA as the subcontractor’s ATM. That [...]