NCAT Dishes Out the Penalty for Order Breaches

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In a recent case NCAT has penalized an owners corporation $6,600 for breaching an order to repair common property defects.

However, due to a quirk in the strata legislation, before NCAT could impose that penalty, the lot owners who sough the penalty had to obtain the consent of the NSW Attorney General to make the penalty application.

The case highlights the importance of new laws in the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure) Bill 2021 that are expected to commence later this year that will give NCAT power to issue penalties of up to $5,500.00 (without the consent of the NSW Attorney General) for breaching orders made by NCAT.

Read on…NCAT dishes our punishment for order breaches

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