Note: Costs for services supplied to a unit or apartment (e.g. water and electricity) is separately charged and billed by the service provider.
What by-laws or rules to follow?
By-laws define the rules for harmonious living and assist with the smooth running of the property. They generally cover topics such as noise, behaviour of invitees, voting, exclusive-use areas, the appearance of a lot, keeping of pets, and parking.
Can by-laws be amended? Yes, a body corporate may resolve to add to these by-laws or modify them to suit the property. However, the by-laws cannot be inconsistent with the BCCM Act or other legislation, discriminate against the types of occupiers, or prevent a sale or transfer of a lot. For example, a by-law cannot determine the type of people who can buy into the property.
How are by-laws enforced? The body corporate is responsible for enforcing its by-laws
. This is generally managed by the committee, although at times lot owners and occupiers may commence their own enforcement actions. Contravention notices
must be issued before any enforcement action is taken.