We have written a new article explaining the available penalty options for by-law breaches in NSW strata buildings.
Strata residents in breach of any by-law, risk that the Owners Corporation makes an application to NCAT for the imposition of a civil penalty for breaching the by-law. Such penalties are quite severe.
The new strata legislation that came into effect in November 2016, has enacted a new restriction on by-laws, namely, that a by-law cannot be unjust, harsh, unconscionable or oppressive. Whether or not a by-law falls afoul of these restrictions is determined by NCAT
Please follow this link to the detailed article!