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Body Corporate And Community Management Act 1997

Chapter 3
Part 5
Division 4
Section 182

Continuing contravention notice | Section 182

(1)This section applies if the body corporate for a community titles scheme reasonably believes that—

(a)a person (the person) who is the owner or occupier of a lot included in the scheme is contravening a provision of the by-laws for the scheme; and

(b)the circumstances of the contravention make it likely that the contravention will continue.

(2)The body corporate may, by notice (a continuing contravention notice) given to the person, require the person to remedy the contravention.

(3)If the continuing contravention notice is given following a request under section 185(2), the body corporate must, within 14 days after receiving the request, advise the person who made the request that the continuing contravention notice has been given.

(4)The continuing contravention notice must state—

(a)that the body corporate believes the person is contravening a provision of the by-laws; and

(b)the provision the body corporate believes is being contravened; and

(c)details sufficient to identify the contravention; and

(d)the period (which must be reasonable in the circumstances) within which the person must remedy the contravention; and

(e)that if the person does not comply with the notice the body corporate may, without further notice—

(i)start proceedings in the Magistrates Court for the failure to comply with the notice; or

(ii)make an application under chapter 6 for resolution of the dispute.

(5)The person must comply with the continuing contravention notice.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(6)However, the person does not commit an offence under subsection (5) if, when the continuing contravention notice is given to the person, the person is not contravening the provision mentioned in subsection (1)(a) in the way detailed for subsection (4)(c).

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Disclaimer: Reproduced from the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. This website does not give legal advice or other professional advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting and not rely on any of the content on this website.

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