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Practice directions - BCCM

Practice directions provide information on the procedures and content for dispute resolution applications lodged with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Practice Directions - GeneralPDF Popular

    Download the Practice Directions issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management that relate to most disputes. This document includes practice directions 1, 23, 22, 2, 3, 33, 4, 26, 30 and 29.

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  • Practice Directions - DisputesPDF Popular

    Download the Practice Directions issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management that detail the requirements for specific disputes. This document includes Practice Directions 6, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25,...

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  • Practice Directions - ConciliationPDF Popular

    Download the Practice Directions issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management that relate to Conciliation with the office. This document includes Practice directions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 36.

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  • Practice Directions - AdjudicationPDF Popular

    Download the Practice Directions issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management that relate to adjudication with this Office. This document includes practice directions 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 31, 32...

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  • Evidence of a dispute - PD 1PDF Popular

    Practice direction 1 outlines the requirements for internal dispute resolution and conciliation that are required before you apply for adjudication.

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  • Representation - PD 2PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 2 sets out how parties involved in a dispute resolution application with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management can be represented.

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  • Communication and document management - PD 3PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 3 gives information on how documents (and other communications) should be submitted in dispute resolution applications to the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Fees and charges for dispute resolution ...PDF Popular

    Practice direction 4 gives information on fees and charges for a dispute resolution application with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Awarding costs - PD 5PDF Popular

    Practice direction 5 outlines that the parties to a dispute resolution application with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management are usually required to meet their own costs involved in the application.

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  • By-law enforcement applications - PD6PDF Popular

    Practice directions 6 provides information on the steps to follow to enforce body corporate by-laws including a flowchart outlining the process.

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  • Conciliation Process - PD 7PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 7 explains how conciliation applications are handled by the Commissioner's Office.

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  • Conciliation applications - PD 8PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 8 explains how to complete a conciliation application to lodge with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Matters not appropriate for conciliation - PD9PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 9 gives information on the types of disputes that may be not be able to be resolved by conciliation with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Preparing for conciliation - PD10PDF Popular

    Practice direction 10 is a guide to help you prepare for conciliation with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Representation at conciliation - PD11PDF Popular

    Practice direction 11 outlines information on who needs to attend and being represented at a conciliation session with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Admissability of information from concilation ...PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 12 explains confidentiality and how things said or done at a conciliation session with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management can be used.

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  • Adjudication process - PD13PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 13 explains how applications for an adjudicator's order are handled by the Commissioner's Office.

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  • Adjudication applications - PD14PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 14 explains how to complete an adjudication application to lodge with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Application time limits - PD15PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 15 explains the time limits for lodging certain dispute resolution applications with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Interim order applications - PD16PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 16 explains the purpose and process for interim order applications with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

    6 recent views 113 total views
  • Administrator appointments - PD17PDF Popular

    Practice Directions 17 gives information on applying for an administrator to be appointed to undertake obligations of the body corporate, the committee or a member of the committee.

    8 recent views 73 total views
  • Emergency expenditure applications - PD18PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 18 explains how a body corporate can apply for approval of spending in an emergency.

    7 recent views 42 total views
  • Expeditable applications - PD19PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 19 describes some types of dispute resolution applications which may be dealt with quickly by the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Specialist adjudication - PD20PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 20 details what is needed for applications for specialist adjudication for body corporate disputes.

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  • Adjudicators orders - PD21PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 21 gives information about adjudicator's orders including the role of the Commissioner's Office, appeal of orders, enforcing orders and contravention of orders.

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  • Standing of parties - PD22PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 22 gives information on the legal ability (standing) of a person to be an applicant or a respondent to a dispute resolution application.

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  • Internal dispute resolution - PD23PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 23 gives information on internal dispute resolution before lodging a conciliation application or adjudication application with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Debt disputes - PD24PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 24 provides information about debt disputes, including the limited role of the Commissioner's Office in these disputes.

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  • Complex disputes - PD25PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 25 provides information on complex disputes, which must be determined either by a specialist adjudicator appointed by the Commissioner or the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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  • False or misleading information or documents - ...PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 26 gives information on what can happen if false or misleading information and documents are given to the Commissioner or an adjudicator.

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  • Dismissal of applications - PD27PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 27 gives information on the dismissal of a dispute resolution application by the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Approval of alternative insurance - PD28PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 28 provides information on how a body corporate can apply for the authority to take out alternative insurance.

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  • Legal and other assistance - PD29PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 29 gives information on legal services, body corporate industry bodies and dispute resolution services in Queensland.

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  • Material submitted in relation to an ...PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 30 gives information on evidence (e.g. documents and expert advice) submitted in a dispute resolution application lodged with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Consent orders - PD31PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 31 gives information on consent orders issued by adjudicators of the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Supplementary orders - PD32PDF

    Practice Direction 32 gives details when a supplementary order may be issued by an adjudicator with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Electronic Communication - PD33PDF Popular

    Practice Direction 33 gives information about electronic communication for dispute resolution applications with the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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  • Disputing a motion which requires a resolution ...PDF Popular

    Practice direction 34 provides information about disputing a motion which requires a resolution without dissent, on the basis of unreasonable opposition.

    4 recent views 45 total views
  • Parties residing or travelling overseas - PD35PDF

    Practice direction 35 explains how parties to a dispute can participate in the dispute process if they are residing or travelling overseas.

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  • Rescheduling a conciliation session - PD 36PDF Popular

    Find out what is required if you need to reschedule a conciliation session.

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  • Practice Directions - BCCMPDF Popular

    Download a copy of all 36 Practice Directions issued by the Office of the Commissioners Office for Body Corporate and Community Management Act which outlines the information and content for dispute resolution applications.

    12 recent views 492 total views

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Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Practice directions - BCCM, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 20 April 2019

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