Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Body Corporate And Community Management Act 1997

Chapter 3
Part 5
Division 4
Section 183

Future contravention notice | Section 183

(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 a community titles scheme has contravened a provision of the by-laws for the scheme; and

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

(2)The body corporate may, by notice (a future contravention notice) given to the person, require the person not to repeat the contravention.

(3)If the future 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 future contravention notice has been given.

(4)The future contravention notice must state—

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

(b)the provision the body corporate believes has been contravened; and

(c)details sufficient to identify the contravention; and

(d)that the person must not repeat 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 future contravention notice has effect for—

(a)3 months after it is given to the person; or

(b)a shorter period mentioned in the notice.

(6)The person must comply with the future contravention notice.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

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

© Sourced from the Queensland Legislation website at 1 April 2020. For the latest information on Queensland Government legislation please go to https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au.

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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