Breaches and Disputes

When an owner or a resident does not comply with building rules, they can be found to be in breach of the rules.

A breach can result in a fine to the owner or resident.

Fines can be added to quarterly body corp fees and can result in legal action if not paid.

An owner or resident will be notified in writing if they are found in breach of body corp rules which can be found here.

Dispute resolution

Owners Corporations Regulations 2018

  1. The grievance procedure set out in this rule applies to disputes involving a lot owner, manager, or an occupier or the owners corporation.
  2. The party making the complaint must prepare a written statement in the approved form.
  3. If there is a grievance committee of the owners corporation, it must be notified of the dispute by the complainant.
  4. If there is no grievance committee, the owners corporation must be notified of any dispute by the complainant, regardless of whether the owners corporation is an immediate party to the dispute.
  5. The parties to the dispute must meet and discuss the matter in dispute, along with either the grievance committee or the owners corporation, within 14 working days after the dispute comes to the attention of all the parties.
  6. A party to the dispute may appoint a person to act or appear on his or her behalf at the meeting.
  7. If the dispute is not resolved, the grievance committee or owners corporation must notify each party of his or her right to take further action under Part 10 of the Owners Corporations Act 2006.
  8. This process is separate from and does not limit any further action under Part 10 of the Owners Corporations Act 2006.
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