|MEDIA RELEASE 25 July 2002|
|Issued by Queensland Resident Accommodation Managers Association Inc|
|Review of PAMD Positive|
|by Kim Cox - State President|
announcement of the review of the PAMD Act after 12 months of its
proclamation is encouraging as it recognises that the dynamics of the
need to ensure legislation works effectively on a day-by-day basis.
has been encouraged by the ongoing fine-tuning of the regulations that
have taken place recently with the development of Form 20A.
resident managers, the development of Form 20 was one of significant
items achieved by the new
legislation in establishing the manager-client relationship.
consultation process that was generated during the review of the old
Auctioneers and Agents Act to create the new legislation has generally
been positive and the QRAMA Executive has developed positive working
relations with the regulators to Improve
the practicality and relevance of the regulations.
the replacement of Form 20 with Form 20a which is a common document for
use by both Restricted Letting Agents and Real Estate Agents for all
letting, QRAMA has produced a holiday letting Addendum to Form 20A for
use by members and we have now adjusted the addendum sample form on the
QRAMA website to reflect the new requirements.
QRAMA has discussed the impact of the new regulation with Mavis Florence of the Property Owners Association, who is preparing an advice book for owners. It is important for us to share information and to exchange viewpoints so that we better understand the issues, which impact on us all as stakeholders. The documents that QRAMA has prepared will appear in the POA Handbook.
Software Products will also incorporate the QRAMA Addendum to Form 20a
for holiday letting on their specialist software packages.
continues to work with industry partners to improve the standards and
consistency of operations within the industry.
It is only when each stakeholder feels comfortable that the
processes are fair that the industry can enjoy the trust between
stakeholders that will allow us to progress.
consultation process continues with the current legislation under
review, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act review and again
QRAMA has been seeking to communicate to the legislative reviewers that
this legislation has to reflect the diversity of interests in the rapid
expansion of community title developments.
major city is experiencing a boom in the development of strata title
accommodation and there is a very important investor market as well as
the very important holiday and tourist market.
at QRAMA have been pleased to be able to hold discussions with the
Minister, our local State members and the bureaucrats and their advisers
to ensure that they all understand the practical applications necessary
for the legislation to be really effective.
I indicated previously, the deferment of the introduction of the
legislation is in our mind a very position initiative, as we believe it
is about the Government working hard to get it right.
at QRAMA share with the Premier and the Tourism Minister the need to
foster the very important accommodation choices and opportunities for
Queensland, which is so important for our economic progress.
are aware that every one is conscious of the need to support tourism and
its resources and we believe that our members and our industry can play
a very important and practical role in the expansion of diversity of
that end we have been happy to work to maximise the opportunities for
investor owners and for buildings and service providers to those
buildings to have first class service, which is not bogged down with
unnecessary red tape.
are hopeful that the extensive debate during the consultation process
will achieve some greater understanding of the various areas of
community management and how there is need for this very progressive
legislation, to stay on track to protect all stakeholders without
unnecessary restrictions to other sectors of interest.
spirit of consultation to achieve the outcomes are sound and lets hope
it percolates through the industry to eliminate the anxiety and distrust
that has been evident in the past.
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