A body corporate is regulated by both legislation and its own internal rules called By-laws.

By-laws regulate what can and cannot happen inside the community titles scheme, and cover a wide range of topics, for example:

  • Structural alterations to the internal of lotsVehicles / Parking
  • Lot improvements
  • Damage to common propertyRules for using the shared recreation areas
  • Speed limit on the shared driveways
  • Rubbish Disposal
  • Noise
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Signage
  • Allocation of Exclusive Use Areas

By-laws are originally decided by the developer, but the body corporate has the power to change its own by-laws via a democratic voting process.

Complying with by-laws is compulsory. They must apply equally to owner-occupiers, tenants and visitors. If the by-law is unsuitable or no longer legible owners may submit a motion to their body corporate to change the by-laws.

Yes, on the provision that the by-law itself is lawful. A BCCM form 10 contravention of by-law notice or BCCM form 11 Likely future contravention notice will be issued by the strata manager after a majority vote and agreement by the committee is minuted regarding the matter.

No. By-laws only take effect upon registration.

All changes to the Community Management Statement (CMS) and by-laws need to be registered with the Queensland titles office no longer than 3 months after the general meeting approval.

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