Tool Kits

At Bugden Legal, we recognise the legal challenges of owning and living in a home unit, townhouse or villa home community.

The Bugden Legal Tool Kits provide important information to help you become familiar with and navigate common body corporate issues.

The Bugden Legal Tool kits cover 6 key areas: By-Law Enforcement Tool Kit, Management Rights ‘top up’ Tool Kit, Transfer of Management Rights Tool Kit, Enforcing Caretaking Duties Tool Kit, Instructing a Lawyer Tool Kit and Service Contract Review Tool Kit.

The information in these Tool Kits is general information only. That information and the Tool Kits themselves are no substitute for legal advice based on the actual facts of a situation. If you have issues of the type dealt with in these Tool Kits you should obtain competent legal advice and not rely solely on the Tool Kits.

 Gain Access to Bugden Legal Tool Kits

 To gain access to the below Tool Kits, you will require an access code, which will be sent to your email address once you submit your details in below form. The same access code can be used across all Tool Kits.

By-Law Enforcement Tool Kit

By-Laws, in a body corporate context are the essential mechanism for guiding people towards appropriate and acceptable conduct.


Management Rights ‘top-up’ Tool Kit

In a body corporate context, comprise a package of legal and contractual rights and obligations relating to the building management and on-site letting pool business.


Transfer of Management Rights Tool Kit

These days community title management rights are frequently and repeatedly assigned by caretakers. Bodies corporate need to consent to an assignment and are asked to sign a Deed of Consent for that purpose.

Enforcing Caretaking Duties Tool Kit

Enforcing caretaking agreement can be a complex and risky exercise. The efforts of bodies corporate often fail because of technical deficiencies.

Instructing a Lawyer Tool Kit

The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and the various regulation modules under the Act contain a number of provisions relevant to what a body corporate needs to do to properly instruct a lawyer to act for the body corporate.

Service Contract Review Tool Kit

Appropriate service contracts are an essential element of an effective strata scheme. It is common practice to incorporate separate management rights contracts into a single document. Whilst this allows for ease of access, it can make understanding and deconstructing these documents confronting and difficult.