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Important Links to resources on the web:


GOVT. DEPT. WEB SITE for Body Corporate & Community Management
The Body Corporate & Community Management Act(BCCMA) in Queensland is now administered by the Office of Tourism, Fair Trading, and Wine Industry Development. The link above is the entry page into the BCCMA area of the Dept.

Commissioner's Office ADJUDICATORS DECISIONS on Submitted Disputes
A large listing of Adjudicators Decisions and Orders on disputes submitted by Owners and Bodies Corporate.

Approved FORMS to be used under the BCCMA
Included in this list of approved forms are also summary guideline sheets on some matters.

Information about Lot Entitlements
(listed under the Fact Sheets) this brochure gives a brief outline on what Lot Entitlements are, how they're applied to your Scheme, and how they might be altered.

Some details on regulated FEES under the Act
Includes fees for supplying Owners and others with copies of Body Corporate records.

Some BROCHURES on important BCCMA issues from the Commissioner's Office
These brochures provide excellent summary on some of the more important issues facing a Body Corporate.

Some details on MAINTENANCE issues as they apply to a Body Corporate
Includes clarification regarding Lot boundaries and Common property for the different types of subdivision that may apply to a Scheme.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION info from the Commissioner's Office
All you want to know about Dispute Resolution submission and how the Dept. handles it - the Form for submission is available on this page as well.

CONTACTING THE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
Office Hours are: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Information & Advice Line: Tel: 1800 060 119
Fax: (07) 3227 8023
Email: BCCM@justice.qld.gov.au
Level 4, Brisbane Magistrate's Court
363 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 1049, Brisbane Qld 4001




Body Corporate & Community Management Legislation:

The BCCM Act 1997 and as amended 2011
The Act [2,661KB] .

The Standard Module Regulation 2008
Standard Module [826KB] .

The Accommodation Module Regulation 2008
Accommodation Module [820KB] .

The Commercial Module 2008
Commercial Module [685KB] .

FACT SHEETS ON THE 2008 REGULATION MODULES

Fact sheet on the Standard Module Regulation 2008
Standard Module Fact Sheet .

Fact sheet on the Accommodation Module Regulation 2008
Accommodation Module Fact Sheet .

Fact sheet on the Commercial Module Regulation 2008
Commercial Module Fact Sheet .



Other Legislation & Documents:

New 'Work Health & Safety' laws now in force
Work, Health and Safety Act 2011

download here (351 pages)

and read Nicholsons lawyers commentary (14 pages)

View strata lawyer Michael Teys video about it all:
link to the video

The Attorney General releases a discussion paper Sharing Expenses in Community Title Schemes and invites submissions - here is an excellent exposé on everything you always wanted to know about Lot Entitlements!
Discussion paper - Sharing Expenses in Community Title Schemes [370KB]

The Building Act 1975 as amended and in force 2011
The Building Act

The details on the The Fire & Rescue Service Amendment Bill 2006 [Clause 37 relates to Smoke Alarms]
Details on the Amended Legislation [530KB]

The details on the Fire False Alarm Penalty Fee increase details on how much and the reasons for this increase, and what steps your Body Corporate can take to try and minimise false activations of the fire alarm system.
Details on the Fire False Alarm fee increase [196KB]

Paper by Matthew Derrick of Deacons Lawyers 'Understanding Community Titles Schemes and Representing Bodies Corporate'
Download the document here (normal copyright applies) [3.5MB]



Spending Money in a Community Title Scheme:

Use this easy flow-diagram to make sense of the legislative rules for spending in your Body Corporate.
Download the chart



Useful Forms & Documents:

'Form 8' for Change of Information on Body Corporate Roll use this form to notify us of a change of ownership details of a Lot, or change to Company Nominee details etc.
Download Form 8 [20KB]

General Meeting Proxy form use this form to appoint another person to act as your proxy at an AGM or EGM of your Body Corporate.
Download General Meeting Proxy form [70KB]

Committee Meeting Proxy form use this form to appoint another Committee member to act as your proxy at a Committee meeting.
Download Committee Meeting Proxy form [70KB]



Order a 'Disclosure Statement' or an 'Information Certificate' for a Lot:

Order a Disclosure Statement
Order an Information Certificate
You can pay by way of credit card - securely on-line, or direct bank deposit



Our Administration Agreement and Current Fees & Charges :

Strata3 Administration Agreement
Strata3 Fees and Charges




Recommended Publications:

A Layman's Guide

'Laymans Guide To The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 - Standard Module Regulation' (only) by Alan Richardson (& Garry Maynard)
Layman Sales 2003   180 pages ISBN 0958611211     $45.00
Read about this publication, and also find out how to order it here
ORDER BY PHONE: Phone Unit Owners Assn of Qld Inc phone (07) 32200959
Only $45 per copy ($35 UOAQ Members)   (plus $6.50 post and handling)
Or send cheque made out to:
Unit Owners Assn of Qld Inc
GPO Box 2359   Brisbane Q 4001

Can also be ordered from:
The Community Titles Institute of Qld ctiq

 

'A Guide for Body Corporate Unit Owners' by Alan Richardson. A Guide for Body Corporate Unite Owners
This book has been prepared to give readers access to basic information about the legislation and rules which apply to a Community Titles Scheme and its Body Corporate.
Alan Richardson has been an accountant for some 40 years and has been active for many years in consumer issues affecting people living in home units.

Can be ordered from:
The Community Titles Institute of Qld ctiq

 

 



Other Links to resources on the web:

Strata Community Association (SCA)
Strata Community Association (SCA)
Strata Community Association(SCA) is the national representative professional association for home owners, community associations, body corporate management practitioners, solicitors, tradespeople, insurers, bankers and other parties involved in the professional, full-time administration of community and strata schemes.

Strata Community Association (QLD)
SCA (Qld)
- for advice on selecting a strata manager or to complain about managers who are members of the Association.

The Unit Owners Assn of Qld
www.uoaq.org.au
- Promoting and protecting the rights and lifestyles of unit owners in Queensland.
The Unit Owners Association of Queensland Inc, a non-profit organisation incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 exists to protect your interests as a unit owner.

QBSA - QLD Building Services Authority
www.bsa.qld.gov.au
- for formal action against a builder - specialist mediation also available.

UDIA - Urban Development Institute of Australia
www.udia.com.au
- purpose is to advance the credibility and integrity of the urban development industry whilst attaining the best possible trading position for our members through effective, collective representation.

REIQ - Real Estate Institute of QLD
www.reiq.com.au
- representing its members in the real estate industry in Queensland.

RTA - Residential Tenancies Authority
www.rta.qld.gov.au
- the Govt. authority regulating and controlling the residential rental and tenancies areas.

WH&S - Workplace Health & Safety
www.dir.qld.gov.au/workplace/index.htm
- Work place Health & Safety - Govt. home page