fact-sheets

Body Corporate (Introduction)

This information sheet contains information regarding the role of the body corporate and their rights and obligations as members of a body corporate under the Body Corporate Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act).

It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the operation of bodies corporate. The legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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The Body Corporate Manager

This fact sheet provides information relating to the role and engagement of a body corporate manager under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management Regulation 2008 (Standard Module).

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The Role of the Committee

Understanding how a body corporate committee works can be daunting. The following outlines the role of the committee including day to day management requirements.

References to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module) are included.

The legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Body Corporate Elections

This information sheet outlines the requirements for holding an election to form a body corporate committee.

Reference to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCMA Act) and/or the Body Corporate and Community Management (standard module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard module) are included.

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By-Laws

The following explains the purpose of by-laws and how they can be enforced under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCMA Act).

It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the operation of bodies corporate. The legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Body Corporate Records

This factsheet deals with establishing, keeping and allowing access to body corporate records under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module).

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Adjudication

This information sheet provides details about the adjudication service provided by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (the BCCM Office) under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the
BCCM Act).

It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the adjudication process. The legislation should be used as the primary reference.

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Financial Management

The following outlines the provisions of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module), which regulate the financial management of bodies corporate.

This factsheet is not an exhaustive guide, and the legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Forming the Body Corporate Committee

This factsheet explains the requirements in forming a body corporate committee including eligibility for nomination and timeframes to accept nominations.

Information on the election process can be obtained from the factsheet body corporate elections. References to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module) will be included.

The legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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General Meetings

The following outlines the provisions of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module), which regulate body corporate general meetings.

It is not an exhaustive guide to general meetings. The legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Lot Entitlements

The following deals with lot entitlements under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module).

It is not an exhaustive guide to lot entitlements and the legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Submitting Motions

This factsheet provides information for submitting motions to a general meeting of the body corporate under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module).

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Maintenance

The following relates to maintenance responsibilities under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module).

It is not an exhaustive guide and the legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Insurance

The following outlines the effect of the provisions of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act) and the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 relating to insurance.

It is not an exhaustive guide to the insurance provisions and the legislation should be consulted as the primary reference.

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Government Regulation

The Accommodation Module Regulations 2008 Fact Sheet

A new regulation module the Body Corporate and Community Management (Accommodation Module) Regulation 2008 (the Accommodation Module) commenced on 30 August 2008.

This regulation module replaces the Accommodation Module regulation which commenced in 1997.

This factsheet provides an overview of the major changes to this regulation module. It is not an exhaustive guide and the legislation should be the primary reference.

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The Small Schemes Module Regulations 2008 Fact Sheet

A new regulation module, the Body Corporate and Community Management (Small Schemes Module) Regulation 2008 (the Small Schemes Module) commenced on 30 August 2008.

This regulation module replaces the Small Schemes Module regulation which commenced in 1997.

This factsheet provides an overview of the major changes to this regulation module. It is not an exhaustive guide and the legislation should be the primary reference.

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The Standard Module Regulations 2008 Fact Sheet

A new regulation module, the Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 (the Standard Module) commenced on 30 August 2008.

This regulation module replaces the Standard Module regulation which commenced in 1997.

This factsheet provides an overview of the major changes in the regulation module. It is not an exhaustive guide and the legislation should be the primary reference.

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