Can NCAT Resolve Disputes with Owners Across States?

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In 2018 the High Court concluded that NCAT did not have jurisdiction to resolve disputes between residents of different states.

This meant that NCAT could not resolve disputes between strata owners who lived in different states such as NSW and QLD.

A recent decision of the Appeal Panel of NCAT clarifies that NCAT can decide a dispute between an owners corporation and a lot owner or occupier who is resident in another state. This is a sensible decision and clarifies uncertainty as to the extent of NCAT’s jurisdiction to resolve strata disputes.

What was the case that led to this decision and why? NCAT Clarifies the Extent of its Jurisdiction

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