NCAT says goodbye to damages claims, at least for now.

In the recent NCAT Appeal Panel decisions of The Owners – Strata Plan No 74835 v Pullicin; The Owners – Strata Plan No 80412 v Vickery [2020] NSWCATAP 5, the Appeal Panel held that the Tribunal or commonly known as “NCAT” does not have the power to order...

NSW Community schemes law reform

The NSW Government is seeking public feedback on the drafting of the Community Land Management Bill 2019 and the Community Land Development Bill 2019. The draft bills propose a complete rewrite of the community title schemes laws. The draft bills are aligned with the...

Glenquarry Park Investments Pty Ltd v Hegyesi [2019] NSWSC 425

Background The proceedings concerned a strata title property at Point Piper NSW where lot owners were in dispute concerning the extent of works that should be carried out on the common property.  For more than a decade, the majority lot owners wished to have the...

Owners Corporation Strata Plan No 14172 v Cai [2019] NSWCATCD 56

The general order making power under section 232 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 does not empower the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make an order for an owners corporation to recover a debt.  Background A tenant operated a coffee shop/sandwich bar...