Contributed By: Reliable Pool Care

Reliable Pool Care

A very large number of TheOnsiteManager managers trust Reliable Pool Care to service commercial and residential pools in Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs since 2001. We have recently expanded our service area to include the Gold Coast . We pride ourselves on being very competitive and knowledgeable on all aspects of pool maintenance Sent from my iPhone We supply and install pumps , chloronators and filters along with robotic pool cleaners and suction cleaners. One off and regular servicing available. We are More than happy to provide a free poolside consultation and discuss a way of improving your maintenance schedule and improve the health and well-beingRead More →


Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager


We are really proud to announce that is now live. We developed this site using a special system we developed to roll these sites out very quickly via TheOnsiteManager software, keeping development costs low and ensuring exceptional standard of quality is achieved. Using this framework, we can now deliver beautiful, sophisticated, and totally custom WordPress driven websites for onsite managers with incredible turn-around times. was the test-case for this, and we’ve already taken 3 more bookings for manager’s apartment complex websites. As you can see, the result is a beautiful website that can be used from a phone, tablet, or PC. The featuresRead More →


Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

If you are in the accommodation industry and have not heard of Airbnb you must have been living under a rock. The San Francisco-based home sharing juggernaut just keeps growing. It is affecting accommodation supply worldwide, but also in our little part of the planet. An indication of how quickly Airbnb has arrived is reflected in the most recent BCCM review recommendations. We received the recommendations last month to an issues paper released in December 2014. The topic of short term letting restrictions would have been a perfect addition to that options paper, but Airbnb was simply not on the radar when it was published.Read More →


Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers. What is in this recommendations paper is not law, although it is what the QUT professors are suggesting should become law.  Responses to the paper can be lodged as detailed here and close on 5 May 2017. The recommendations paper (amongst other things) relates to: Towing of cars; Pets; Smoking; Overcrowding; Fining occupiers for breaching by-laws; Debt recovery costs; Australian addresses for service; and Scheme termination. Can anyone else smell an election coming on? There are 84 pages of recommendationsRead More →


Contributed By: Short Punch & Greatorix

Short Punch & Greatorix

A valid and current Caretaking Agreement and Letting Agreement (“Agreement”) with a healthy term remaining is one of the most valuable assets in a management rights business. This is recognised by anyone with an interest in the business, including banks and potential purchasers. It is therefore imperative that Service Contractors and Letting Agents (“Building Managers”) understand the process that is involved in both exercising an option and adding an option to the term of their current Agreement. Exercising an Option to Renew The effect of not exercising an option can be disastrous. If a Building Manager does not exercise an option within the required timeRead More →


Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager


One of our core services at is to assist managers selling properties within their complex. This is a vital service for managers as it allows them to grow and retain their letting pool, compete and guard against outside agents, and generate additional (and considerable) revenue through sales commissions. To this end, we provide all the tools, databases, contracts and paperwork needed by the manager. We also allow the manager to market the sale on all the major portals around the country. We don’t charge any commission (at all!) to do this which makes our service hugely popular with over 370 managers engaging our agencyRead More →


Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

It’s over. The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court.  There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision making obligations are based on. Round one went to the deck owner (Commissioner’s Office) Round two went to the complaining owners (QCAT) Round three went to the deck owner (Qld Supreme Court) We wrote an article after the Supreme Court decision here. The opponents to the deck won. The smartest group of lawyers in the country (being the High Court) has decided that the oppositionRead More →


Contributed By: Archers Body Corporate Management

Archers Body Corporate Management

Throughout the year, unit owners are issued with a number of body corporate meeting notices. These notices could include information related to committee meetings, voting outside of committee meetings (known as flying minutes), and the annual general meeting. Current legislation specifies these notices must be issued within certain timeframes, which range from 7 – 21 days (including postage) from the date of the meeting. This timing ensures that unit owners and committee members have enough time to consider the contents of the notice to make informed decisions. The information in the annual general meeting notice is essential to unit owners, as it contains details about body corporate levies forRead More →


Contributed By: Kerin Benson Lawyers Pty Ltd

Kerin Benson Lawyers Pty Ltd

Pokemon Go is all over the news with stories of people walking out onto roads into the path of cars and others being lured into areas and then attacked. Someone has reportedly gone so far as to quit their job to play it full time. These are obviously extreme examples. What has been happening on a daily basis and which has only been touched upon in the news is that some property owners have been inundated with strangers entering their property when playing their game. This blog is to highlight some of the issues for owners corporations and community associations. First, what is Pokemon GO?Read More →

Smoking in Strata

Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

We have no idea how we haven’t written about this issue before but in terms of frequently asked questions in strata this is one of the biggies. If you were a smoker you couldn’t help but feel a little threatened (and perhaps rather heavily taxed) given the range of legislated rules around smoking.  Smoking has now been banned in aged care facilities and one of the recent state government discussion papers on strata title laws specifically asked for comment about smoking in strata title schemes. And before anyone asks, no, we haven’t seen draft legislation or feedback from the government in relation to any ofRead More →