Welcome to the March 2016 ABKJ newsletter.
In this issue…
- Do you disagree with your property valuation?
- Reasonableness Of Body Corporate Decisions
- “The Long Road” Charity Event – 20 March 2016
- ABKJ On Social Media
Last year, we published an article about tips for making reasonable Body Corporate decisions. The leading case in the area was the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) decision of Re Body Corporate for Viridian; Kjerulf Ainsworth & Ors v Martin Albrecht & Anor  QCATA 294.
However, the lot owner in that matter appealed the QCAT decision to the Supreme Court (Albrecht v Ainsworth & Ors  QCA 220 (Viridian)) and the Supreme Court recently handed down its appeal decision. The appeal reversed the earlier QCAT decision and clarified the law in this area. Continue reading Tests For Reasonableness Of Body Corporate Decisions
Picture this: A husband and wife separate. Six months after separating from her husband, the wife wins $6 million in the lottery. The husband claims he should receive part of the lottery win as the funds used to purchase the ticket had been withdrawn from the parties’ joint bank account, and as such, should be included in the property pool. Continue reading You’re separating. You win the lottery. What happens next?
The conduct of court litigation to achieve effective outcomes for a client is an art born out of experience and a proper understanding of the limitations of the court process. Continue reading Successful Court Litigation Is An Art
As the population and the needs of the general community change over time, governments require additional land for the development of infrastructure. This may include construction or widening of roads, installation of sewerage and drainage works, and construction of rail projects amongst other needs. Continue reading How Compulsory Acquisition of Land may affect you
Bodies Corporate and Committees make decision on countless different matters relating to the administration of their scheme, including:
Continue reading Tips For Making Reasonable Body Corporate Decisions
Since pool safety standards were introduced in Queensland in 2009:
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (“Workcover Act”) establishes a workers’ compensation scheme for Queensland, the purpose of which is to provide benefits to workers in respect of workplace injuries or fatalities, Continue reading Workcover In Queensland – A Body Corporate Focus
If you are a director of a company, even if you do not have anything to do with the day to day running of the company, you should be aware that the Australian Taxation Office is able to pursue you Continue reading Director Penalty Notices