New Residential Tenancy Laws: The Impact on Strata

To help everyone digest the impact of these new rules on bodies corporate and owners of property in community title schemes we’ve planned an entire series of webinars. The body corporate landscape is changing. In these webinars you'll hear from Frank Higginson and Chris Irons about what the changes mean for you, together with their key strategies for keeping up to date in this rapidly evolving environment.

From 1 October 2022, the Queensland Government’s new residential tenancy laws come into effect with changes to pet approvals and implications arising from the new minimum housing standards to apply for new leases from September 2023 and for existing leases from September 2024.

The Impact on Strata. Part 1

The Impact on Strata. Part 

Managing The Impact Of New Tenancy Laws 

Be Prepared

As the changes unfold and the legislation comes into effect, we will continue to give you advice and recommendations.

Know Who The Occupiers Are 

Any lease more than six months should have details recorded on the body corporate roll, including details of the occupier (tenant) and the agent as well. 

Stay Properly Informed 

Tenancy law changes are open to being politicised because the different interests are very strongly held – like in strata. Rely upon the appropriate information and advice from agencies such as RTA and BCCM, or seek legal advice.  

Review Your By-Laws 

 If there are many occupiers in your scheme and you are concerned about the implications of the pet reforms, get your by-laws reviewed to ensure they are achieving the outcome you will want. 

Get Involved

There are going to be lots of instances in the coming years where the interactions between occupiers, owners, the body corporate, caretakers and managers will be vital in ensuring things get done in the strata scheme and obligations under both strata and tenancy legislation are met. Take the opportunity to therefore get involved, to protect your interests, whether it be on the committee, in some other volunteer capacity or by simply taking the time to read meeting papers and minutes.

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