Legal Issues

The NRAS Dilemma


Since the advent of the federal government’s initiative with the National Rental Affordability Scheme a couple of years ago, the management rights industry has been endeavouring to come to grips with its impact.

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Who’s liable for bulk supplied electricity to your rental unit?

AN36 - 4 - Power Cable

  While it's never easy recovering money, what happens when the tenant in your unit fails to pay electricity supplied to it by the body corporate under a bulk supply arrangement? Recently an adjudication of the Queensland Body Corporate Commissioner gave some insight to an answer to this question. The tenant of the unit had a lease agreement with the …

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A Matter of Time

AN35 - 3 - Torn Contract

The decision in a recent tribunal case is a cautionary tale for bodies corporate considering terminating management rights agreements.

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The Impact of the Carbon Tax on Bodies Corporate


Al Gore said in the infamous documentary about global warming – The Inconvenient Truth – “The earth is so big we can’t possibly have a long lasting harmful impact on the earth’s environment and maybe that was true one time but it’s not anymore!”

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