Monday, October 26, 2020

Body Corporate And Community Management Act 1997

Chapter 2
Part 3
Division 1
Section 36

Rights and responsibilities for common property | Section 36

(1)The body corporate for a community titles scheme may sue and be sued for rights and liabilities related to the common property as if the body corporate were the owner of the common property.

Example—

If a person, including the owner of a lot included in the community titles scheme, damages the common property, the body corporate may sue to recover the loss arising from the damage.

(2)For common property other than common property for which an entity other than the body corporate is the occupier, the body corporate may sue and be sued as if the body corporate were the occupier.

Example—

If a person is injured while on the common property (other than common property for which an entity other than the body corporate is the occupier), an action claiming failure by the occupier to exercise a proper standard of care lies against the body corporate.

(3)If, before a community titles scheme is established, a contract is entered into to have work carried out on land that becomes scheme land—

(a)the body corporate is, on the establishment of the scheme, subrogated to the rights (if any) of the original owner under the contract to the extent that the contract applies to work affecting scheme land that is common property; and

(b)a lot owner is, on the establishment of the scheme, subrogated to the rights (if any) of the original owner under the contract to the extent that the contract applies to work affecting scheme land that is the lot.

© Sourced from the Queensland Legislation website at 1 April 2020. For the latest information on Queensland Government legislation please go to https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au.

Disclaimer: Reproduced from the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. This website does not give legal advice or other professional advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting and not rely on any of the content on this website.

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