In a surprising decision, the Supreme Court has recently held that lot owners are able to start legal action in NCAT to force an owners corporation to grant them a licence to use common property before the owners corporation has rejected their proposal for a licence.
This decision will alter the strategy of some owners who want to obtain special rights over areas of common property and may result in the commencement of litigation to gain leverage over an owners corporation.
Ultimately this case gives NCAT a mandate to attempt to resolve strata disputes in a more flexible way.
Read the full case here Supreme Court, NCAT and A Load of Rubbish
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