Body Corporate & Community Titles Schemes

Our Practice

With around 36,000 community titles schemes and over 329,000 unit owners in Queensland, the body corporate industry affects a large percentage of the Queensland population.

At Shand Taylor Lawyers we are able to assist in the establishment of community title schemes, the sale and purchase of lots, the establishment and transfer of management rights, the administration and control of body corporates, body corporate litigation and dispute resolution.

Our Expertise

Our team regularly provides advice in the following areas:

  • drafting master contracts (including "off the plan" contracts) for strata title developments
  • establishment, sale and transfer of management rights
  • preparation of advice on various body corporate contracts and agreements (including service contracts, marina berth leases and management caretaking and letting agreements)
  • preparation of first and new community management statements including by-laws
  • advice on the provisions of the body corporate legislation including the responsibilities and powers of bodies corporate and committees
  • the development and establishment of community titles schemes for residential, commercial and industrial (and mixed residential and commercial) projects (from small complexes to large complicated layered/staged arrangements)
  • the sale and purchase of community title scheme lots
  • debt recovery on behalf of bodies corporate
  • dispute resolution and litigation on behalf of, and involving, bodies corporate in the courts and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • removal or addition of lots to a community title scheme

Shand Taylor Lawyers is a member of Strata Community Australia.  Our clients include developers, unit owners, body corporates, body corporate managers, onsite managers and letting agents.

Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

John Lowes, Special Counsel
(07) 3307 4567

Rod O’Sullivan, Partner
(07) 3307 4568

Matthew Shannon, Partner
(07) 3307 4506

Richard Waring, Partner
(07) 3307 4545

Jacob Bowman, Associate
(07) 3307 4503

Andrew Pine, Lawyer
(07) 3307 4505

Patrick Sherlock, Lawyer
(07) 3307 4542