By-laws in Queensland – What You Need to Know

While a Body Corporate may be efficient in ensuring the by-laws for their scheme are current and up to date, it doesn’t always mean residents are aware of these by-laws and are following them correctly. 

In this article we have listed some frequently asked questions when it comes to by-laws.

First, let’s take a closer look at what by-laws are and how they come about! 
All strata schemes are required to have a set of by-laws that residents and visitors of the scheme must followThe Body Corporate determines the by-laws that best suit it, however there is a condition that by-laws must be reasonable. The by-laws may also be altered as required by a general meeting resolution

Can I ask my Body Corporate for a copy of the by-laws? 

The by-laws can be accessed in the Body Corporate records. The by-laws will usually be in the Community Management Statement (CMS), however, they may be in a document of their own. If you are a new resident to the scheme or are looking to buy a lot in the scheme, it is recommended that you read the Body Corporate by-laws to ensure you are aware what rules must be followed by its owners, occupiers and visitors. 

Should my Body Corporate follow a particular template when setting our by-laws? 

There is no specific model to follow when creating by-laws. Every scheme is different and will require personalised by-laws to suit the desired lifestyle of the scheme. Your SSKB Community Manager can refer you to a Solicitor who specialises in drafting by-laws.

As we end this article we will leave you with two pieces of advice. Ensure your by-laws are reasonable and ensure they are being suggested for the benefit of all owners.

You can find more frequently asked questions on our website by clicking here! 

At SSKB we aim to educate all clients on the many different areas of strata living. If you are not a client of SSKB and would like to see how easy it is to make the switch, click here to contact SSKB today for an obligation free consultation. 

Since 1995, SSKB has been the industry leader in strata management. Servicing clients through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, we have a broad portfolio of schemes under management and pride ourselves on having the most experienced and skilled management team in the industry.

As a lot owner, you will have access to our expert Client Solutions Team who are on hand to deal with general enquiries. This team works on a “one call resolution” policy, aiming to resolve any issues on your first call to us. The team have a 94% rate of answering questions on the spot. By having our Client Solutions Team assisting lot owners, It allows our Community Managers and Assistants to be on hand to better deal with the requirements of the committee.

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