NCAT can hear and decide applications about goods that are uncollected, abandoned or left behind.
Uncollected goods disputes are managed through NCAT's Consumer and Commercial Division.
Uncollected goods are items left with someone who is not the owner. They include:
- Items left for repair or treatment an dthe owner does not return to collect them.
- Goods left behind or abandoned by a former tenant, occupant or resident.
NCAT can determine applications under the Uncollected Goods Act 1995 about the disposal of the goods and compensation to cover costs involved in repairing and storing the goods.
Orders NCAT can make
- Removal or other disposal of the uncollected goods.
- Delivery of the uncollected goods.
- Sale of the uncollected goods.
- Payment of compensation.
Final orders made by NCAT are legally binding and enforceable. Learn more about enforcing NCAT orders.