Announcement - 22 November 2016
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 starts on 30 November 2016. The new strata laws bring major changes to how NCAT deals with strata applications.
From 30 November 2016, all strata applications will be listed for hearing before a Tribunal Member. Applications under the previous Act were generally determined on the papers.
This major change to NCAT's dispute resolution processes will provide a faster, simpler and clearer process for dealing with strata disputes.
The new Act also gives the Tribunal a number of new powers. These include making orders to comply with by-laws and imposing higher financial penalties on those who do not abide by the by-laws.
Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for detailed information about the strata law changes.
New application forms, including a full list of orders that can be made by NCAT under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, will be made available to the public on 30 November.
Any applications received before 30 November 2016 will be dealt with under the old Strata Schemes Management Act 1996.
Applications received on or after 30 November will be dealt with under the new Act.
The following table sets out the differences in how NCAT strata applications will be dealt with under the new strata laws.