Complete body corporate law solutions

>
>
>
>

Connecting you with body corporate law experts

Are you a developer who needs help with titling and registration of body corporate schemes? Are you buying, selling or leasing body corporate managed properties (e.g commercial property, units, duplexes, townhouses or apartments)? Then you need to engage a team experienced with body corporate law.

Body corporate law is a specialised area that requires specialist advice. Our team has extensive experience and will guide you through every step of the transaction. Developers, body corporate entities, committees, individual lot owners and other professional advisors involved in body corporate schemes rely on our quality service and advice.

>
>
>
>

Our body corporate solutions

We offer the full range of solutions to body corporates – from undertaking due diligence and establishing new schemes through to general advice and disputes as they arise. We’re your one-stop-shop for all things in body corporate and management rights.

  • Due diligence

    We carry out due diligence enquiries to provide you with the information you need to proceed with the transaction. If you have any concerns regarding the body corporate by-laws such as exclusive use rights, rights to enjoy the property and pets, we will review the body corporate documents and provide advice.

  • Establishing new developments and body corporate schemes

    Irrespective of the size of your development, we can help with corporate structuring, titling requirements, reserving your body corporate scheme name, preparing and registering by-laws, community management statements and everything in between.

    By managing the entire development, we can prepare and issue contracts on your behalf; and liaise with your bank to manage funding arrangements.

  • General body corporate advice and management rights

    Your rights can vary depending on the type of the body corporate module regulation, by-laws or if the scheme is a mixed lot scheme. We can advise on general body corporate rights under the legislation and body corporate module regulations.

    We can also answer your questions regarding your rights to vote, appointing proxies, power of attorneys and how to become a representative of a lot owner.

    We excel in advising body corporate committees and stakeholders on a range of issues including body corporate governance and directors’ duties.

  • Dispute resolution and litigation

    The types of body corporate disputes can range from commercial to residential property matters. Disputes can relate to financial matters like special levies, engaging contractors and authorising payments to undertake work. Disputes can also include civil matters such as your arguments with neighbours, exclusive use, leasing matters, land title disagreements, encroachments, easement access and damage to property.

    Depending on the dispute, we can assess the situation and provide you with tailored advice on the enforceability and interpretation of by-laws.

    We have the team to cover BCCM adjudication applications, QCAT claims, civil counter-claims and appeals.

  • Management and caretaking rights

    Are you a body corporate manager who needs advice on extending the management term? Or a body corporate committee unsatisfied with the quality of service provided or issues with these rights? Bennett & Philp is here to help. We can review and provide advice on management rights, letting rights and caretaking rights and deed of variations that deal with extending the term.

>
>
>
>

Bennett and Philp’s body corporate team

As members of the Property Council of Australia and the Queensland Hotels Association, we have a keen interest in body corporate law and we can guide you through the new legislative and common law changes in this area.

Our real estate team is led by Directors Jacob Duane and Bill Purcell. They offer the local knowledge and experience to provide high quality legal advice and guidance in all aspects of commercial and residential body corporate operations.

>
>
>
>

Plan your next move

Call us to discuss your body corporate question today.

>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Don’t wait any longer to get the right advice

All of our lawyers are highly specialised and experienced in their area of law
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.