A recent decision of the Appeal Panel of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has highlighted the potential risks for owners corporations seeking to impose penalties and other sanctions on lot owners in connection with non-compliance with by-laws.
Careful attention will need to be paid by owners corporations to “cost recovery” aspects of their by-laws to ensure that an otherwise well constructed by-law is not rendered completely invalid.
Here we share a recent case where NCAT Tightens the Screws on Strata By-laws.
Owners corporations who have these by-laws should give consideration to having them reviewed.
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