Question: What law now governs the towing of motor vehicles?
Answer: From 1st July 2020, new laws regarding the disposal of goods abandoned on the common property came into effect.
From 1st July 2020, new laws regarding the disposal of goods abandoned on the common property came into effect.
The regulation of the treatment of abandoned goods in strata schemes has been transferred from the Strata Schemes Management Act, 2015 (NSW) (“SSMA”) to the Uncollected Goods Act, 1995 (NSW) (“UGA”).
The process for the removal of abandoned goods previously set out in the SSMA no longer applies (and has been removed from the SSMA). The UGA now governs the lawful removal of abandoned goods and provided that that procedure is adhered to, a person so disposing of uncollected goods (or in accordance with an order of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”)) does not incur any liability in respect of such disposal.
Goods are deemed “uncollected” for the purposes of the UGA if an owners corporation reasonably believes the goods have been abandoned or left behind on the common property.
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