What is the purpose of a body corporate?

Body corporate lawyers brisbane specialise in assisting clients with all aspects of body corporate law. This includes establishing bodies corporate, negotiating management rights agreements and enforcing these obligations. We also advise on and handle dispute resolution and litigation concerning body corporate disputes.

Legal Reform: Peter Hunt LLB BA (Uni Melb) has extensive experience in body corporate law and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers. He is a member of the Strata Community Association of Queensland (SCA) and has presented at SCA, Australian Building Management Accreditation and other industry events. He has published a book on the subject of body corporate law, has been consulted by the state government for legislative changes in the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCMA), and has acted as an expert witness in body corporate disputes.

Increasingly, there are many more community title schemes coming into existence and living in these schemes is becoming a popular alternative to house and land living. These schemes offer many advantages to home owners such as shared ownership of common facilities, a single insurance policy for all lot owners, regular maintenance by the body corporate and better building standards.

However, there are issues with the way these schemes are managed and some of them have led to disputes between lot owners. These can range from levies, breaches of by-laws, debt recovery and more.

Hickey Solicitors boasts one of the country’s most experienced and respected teams of body corporate lawyers, headed by Joe Welch, a fellow of the exclusive Australian College of Community Association Lawyers. He has been a leader in the field of body corporate and community title law for over 30 years and is well known for his expertise and practical advice.

A body corporate is an owners corporation that manages the common property of a residential, commercial or mixed use development. This can be a complex and confusing area of law, and it is important to have the right legal support at your side.

Our body corporate team has a wealth of experience and is able to provide effective solutions for our clients, whether they are lot owners, body corporate committee members, body corporate managers or letting agents. We understand the importance of protecting your investment, and are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive the best possible legal services for their body corporate affairs.

Disputes between lot owners and the body corporate are common in these arrangements. Often, the dispute arises from mismanagement of the scheme by the body corporate committee or a failure to comply with the by-laws. This can result in a loss of value for the body corporate and for lot owners.

We have a strong team of litigation body corporate lawyers brisbane who can assist with body corporate disputes on behalf of lot owners, letting agents and managers. We can help resolve your dispute or refer it to an external body such as the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management or the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.