The Supreme Court recently ordered a lot owner who succeeded in litigation against an owners corporation to pay the owners corporation’s legal costs.
This is one of the first times a litigant has been punished by an adverse costs order for approaching the Supreme Court for relief which could have been given by NCAT.
We recently wrote about this case and the decision of the Supreme Court. The Court decided that an owners corporation of an apartment building in inner Sydney could not upgrade or build on common property in a way that would prevent a lot owner gaining access to, and egress from, a car space lot with a regular sized car.
So, what was the outcome after the Court handed down its judgment? Why did the Court decide that the lot owner should pay the litigation costs?
Read the full details here Supreme Court Orders Winner to Pay Legal Costs.
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