Have your say on body corporate issues

You may be aware that the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a review of Queensland’s property laws for the Queensland Government. The review includes an examination of issues arising under legislation governing ownership, use and dealings in real property in Queensland including the Property Law Act 1974 and the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and other community titles legislation.

The media release below was issued by the Attorney–General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills, The Honourable Yvette D’Ath last week – we thought you might find it interesting and includes a link to the report.
Have your say on body corporate issues
Queenslanders are invited to have their say on body corporate procedural issues, with the release an independent report that is now available for consultation.
The report forms part of the comprehensive review into property law in Queensland.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the latest report, prepared by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), made 64 recommendations regarding procedural aspects of body corporate meetings and other governance issues relating to running a body corporate.
“These recommendations were made following significant public consultation by QUT in late 2015 and early 2016,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“More than 200 submissions were made by lot owners and industry stakeholders during the consultation process.
“A key recommendation in the report aims to streamline communication by allowing lot owners to opt in to receive their body corporate meeting papers and other documents by email.
“The recommendations aim to address common concerns of lot owners, modernise administrative processes, reduce red tape, improve transparency in decision making, facilitate legislative compliance, and increase consumer protection.”
The report is part of a broad review of property law being conducted by QUT’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre for the Queensland Government.
“This extensive review covers various elements of property law in Queensland, including seller disclosure, neighbourhood issues, body corporate matters and issues around by-laws,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“Once all of the reports are finalised, we will have the most comprehensive review undertaken in decades in the property law and body corporate area.”
Queenslanders can read the recent report about body corporate procedural issues and make a submission by visiting
: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/community-consultation/community-consultation-activities/current-activities/review-of-property-law-in-queensland

Public consultation will close on Friday 6 October 2017.

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