Welcome to your Queensland body corporate living toolkit

These resources are designed to help you make sense of body corporate living in Queensland

More people are opting for the beautiful sunshine, lifestyle and the convenience of body corporate living in Queensland. It’s an easy choice when it comes to affordability, location, and a low-maintenance lifestyle.

In Queensland, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act and several regulation modules that are specific to the different types of community titles schemes help create harmony and enhance community living. In addition to this, each building has its own set of by-laws that set out the rules to protect the interests of property owners.

As Australia’s leading property service provider, PICA Group have developed a comprehensive range of resources to help you make sense of all you need to know when it comes to body corporate living in Queensland.

Our Queensland body corporate living toolkit articles

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Six essentials when it comes to appointing a body corporate manager

Selecting the right body corporate manager can be time-consuming when comparing different service agreements. Find out what is included and how to avoid incurring extra costs.

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What is included in a standard body corporate agreement?

Clear up misconceptions and confusion about the responsibilities of a body corporate manager by having a service management agreement. The agreement helps clarify responsibilities and assists in setting realistic expectations.

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Set the rules for community living using a Community Management Statement

A Community Management Statement (CMS) is a valuable reference for living in a body corporate property as it specifies the by-laws relating to the property, the regulation modules that apply, and outlines exclusive use areas of common property, and who pays for what.

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Fireproof your property with body corporate fire safety

All bodies corporate has fire safety obligations to ensure their building has the appropriate safety standards for building occupants, and their fire safety installations are effective in the event of a fire. Heavy penalties apply for non-compliance.

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WorkCover insurance

Many bodies corporate don’t consider WorkCover insurance essential because it is normally covered by the contractor. But what happens if an owner volunteers to do a repairs job? Or a contractor without adequate insurance is appointed by the body corporate?

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The dos and don’ts for air conditioning installation

The Queensland summer can be brutal, so to dial down the temperature you might be considering air conditioning. Before you go seeking out quotes, there are a few things to consider.

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Keeping a pet in a body corporate property

Bringing your furry friend home for the first time is a joyous experience, but regardless of what type of animal it is, you must first obtain body corporate permission prior to keeping a pet.

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Body corporate maintenance, who is responsible for what?

It is understood that the body corporate is responsible for maintenance, while the lot owner has the responsibility of maintaining his or her lot. This seems simple however issues often arise.

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Queensland body corporate legislation made easy guide

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