Chris Whiting MP wants local residents to have their say on a draft new law delivering more protections for Queenslanders living in units and strata title properties.
The draft law introduced into parliament will improve liveability for the growing number of people residing in body corporate communities and better protect Queenslanders buying land ‘off the plan’.
“We want to strengthen protections for Queenslanders who are buying a block of land ‘off the plan’ or living in an apartment,” said Chris Whiting MP.
“We know some developers are invoking a ‘sunset clause’ to terminate an ‘off the plan’ contract.
“There are reports that this happens to re-list and sell for a much higher price, which has left buyers out of pocket and without a home.
“This reform limits when property developers can invoke a ‘sunset clause’ to terminate ‘off the plan’ contracts for land to specific situations.
“For Queenslanders living in units or apartments, these reforms will allow bodies corporate to make by-laws prohibiting smoking in outdoor and communal areas.
“We will make it clear that regularly exposing a person in another unit to second-hand smoke is a nuisance and is a hazard.
“Pets are an integral part of many of our lives and this legislation supports pet ownership.
“The amendments seek to balance everyone’s interests by allowing bodies corporate to refuse a pet application only under certain circumstances.
“The legislation also makes clear that the body corporate can apply conditions on pet owners to ensure the amenity of others is not negatively affected.”
“We will also make it easier for bodies corporate to tow vehicles from common property in a timely manner,” said Chris Whiting MP.
To find out more about the proposed new law, residents can go to
To have your say on the proposed new law, email 📧[email protected].