Amended Strata Titles Act – Dispute Resolution

Amended Strata Titles Act – Dispute Resolution

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.