QCAT Launches Tribunal Tracking Service

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The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has launched an online service for tracking minor civil disputes. Available here, the service is part of their ongoing mission to make access to justice easier for all Queenslanders. This is particularly vital in these uncertain times.

QCAT deals with almost 24,000 minor civil disputes a year ranging from minor debt matters to neighbourhood fence issues and consumer disputes. The new online tracking service allows parties involved in such matters to see when their hearings are scheduled, what documents have been lodged and what decisions have been made.

From its inception, QCAT has strived to increase access to justice for Queenslanders and enhance the efficiency and quality of civil and administrative decision making. This service is yet another step in that journey. As always, the REIQ welcomes any initiatives to increase access and make life easier for all real estate practitioners.

QCAT Decisions Property Managers Should Know About

Daggar & Anor v Lawrence & Ors [2019] QCAT 314
In the recent decision of Daggar & Anor v Lawrence & Ors [2019] QCAT 314, the Tribunal dismissed a claim by the tenants of a retail shop for loss and damage as a result of alleged misrepresentations by the lessors and agent. Read more…

Chief Executive, Department of Justice and Attorney-General v Tomic [2020] QCAT 83
In the recent QCAT decision of Chief Executive, Department of Justice and Attorney-General v Tomic [2020] QCAT 83, the Tribunal considered a disciplinary action brought against a former property manager. It was alleged that the former property manager had committed numerous breaches of the Property Occupations Act 2014 (Qld), including the misappropriation of monies from her employer’s trust account. Read more…

Varnakulasingam & Anor v Singh [2020] QCATA 35 and McGrath Estate Agents V Korattiparambil & Anor [2020] QCATA 68
This article considers two recent decisions by QCAT in its appellate jurisdiction, which seeks to provide property managers with information and guidance when dealing with residential tenancy disputes in the Tribunal. Read more…

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You can contact QCAT by visiting www.qcat.qld.gov.au or 1300 753 228.