Earlier this year, Landgate released information regarding various changes to the Strata Titles Act for both residential and commercial strata.
Who needs to know?
- Strata owners and tenants
- Strata managers
- Strata council members
What are the changes?
All strata disputes will be heard by SAT – an independent tribunal which will be the ‘one stop shop’ for strata disputes.
- SAT is less formal and has more flexible procedures than those used in traditional courts. It is designed to provide a more appropriate and timely means for people to obtain administrative justice.
- Strata disputes will now have a much better chance of resolution, at a faster rate and lower cost.
- Debt recovery (e.g. taking action to recover any unpaid levies) continues to be dealt with in the courts.