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When should your committee enforce a by-law using a contravention notice?

In a strata property, people from various backgrounds live close to one another and share common property and amenities so it’s not surprising that thoughtless or inconsiderate actions easily affect others around them.

By-laws or rules assist owners and residents to act in a considerate way and be more conscious of others in their community. When they are not followed, it can create problems and frustration.

When an owner or resident continues to breach by-laws or rules even after being approached about the problem by other owners or strata committee members, a formal notice to rectify the breach may be issued. This is known as a Notice to Comply with a By-Law in New South Wales, a Notice to body corporate of a contravention of a body corporate by-law in Queensland, and a Final Notice to Rectify a Breach in Victoria.

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How to deal with six common strata problems

To foster harmonious living in strata, we have compiled a list to help you. Below are PICA Group’s top tips to avoid common strata problems
Community living offers some wonderful benefits such as affordability near business hubs and the convenience to essentials like transport, shopping and health care, and access to amenities like swimming pools and gyms. Maintaining harmony in your strata is at the heart of what makes apartment living a joy.

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