Living a managed community lifestyle : lessons from Queensland

Cradduck, Lucy M. (2013) Living a managed community lifestyle : lessons from Queensland. Property Management, 31(4), pp. 326-334.

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Purpose - The paper aims to improve consumer awareness of the complexities of community living. It does this by clarifying how living in a managed community is different from a ‘traditional’ neighbourhood; and identifying matters that can become disputes

Design/methodology/approach - The paper builds on research by other authors into strata scheme disputes by examining recent Queensland cases.

Findings - Many disputes appear to result from a lack of understanding of the complexities of community living. Matters that should be able to be easily resolved are therefore escalated to formal disputes.

Research limitations/implications - The paper considers law and cases from Queensland. The types of matters considered, however, are relevant for any managed community and therefore the research is relevant for all jurisdictions. The research will be of particular interest to jurisdictions looking to boost living density by increasing the development of managed communities.

Practical implications - The research will assist in consumer transactions by providing guidance as to the matters to be considering prior to moving into a managed community. More informed decision making by prospective residents will lead to a decreased likelihood of disputes arising.

Originality/value - The paper is an up-to-date consideration of the issues arising from community living. It highlights the benefits arising from increased consumer awareness of the complexities of community living and the potential for consumer education to reduce the number of disputes.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 60732
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This is an EarlyCite Article.
Keywords: strata schemes, community titles schemes, residents committees, owners' corporations, disputes, master planned communities
DOI: 10.1108/PM-12-2012-0049
ISSN: 0263-7472
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 22:59

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