From 24 August 2021, new section 137B of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 will mean that owners corporations will not be able to have a by-law which unreasonably prohibits the keeping of an animal on a lot. It will be deemed reasonable to keep an animal on a lot unless the keeping of the animal unreasonably interferes with another occupant’s use and enjoyment of the occupant’s lot or the common property. Further, the law will provide that a by-law that prohibits the keeping of an animal on a lot is not harsh, unconscionable or oppressive if it does not unreasonably prohibit the keeping of an animal on a lot.
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