Parking

In this chapter we look at the perinial problem of parking at units and some possible solutions.

parking

With the increase in car ownership and the lack of additional parking on many older groups, parking can be the cause of disputes in Body Corporates.

It can be :

  • a tenant keeping a cat with or without the owner's approval
  • an owner who works and leaves their dog yapping in their yard
  • a screeching cockatoo on a summer sunday morning
  • a refusal to consider any applications to keep a pet

There are local government laws and regulations that apply to the keeping of dogs and cats.

See the links below for legislation and hints.

Legislation - Strata Titles Act

Click on Legislation above, to view strata title legislation and hints.

Legislation - Community Titles Act

Click on Legislation above, to view community title legislation and hints.

Legislation - Local Government laws

Click on Legislation above, to view the Legal Services Commission paper on dogs & cats.

 

Common Property Use

licence occupy

The use of common property can give rise to concerns amongst body corporate members.

Exclusive use. Sometimes owner occupiers want to use the common property. This might be a piece of land at the rear or side of their unit. They may want it to extend their yard or to provide for an additional car parking space. In some cases the land may be needed to accommodate air conditioning equipment.

The body corporate can grant a Licence to Occupy to an owner. This grants the owner exclusive use for a purpose, time and fee.

Legislation - Strata Titles Act

Click on Legislation above, to view strata title legislation and hints.

Legislation - Community Titles Act

Click on Legislation above, to view community title legislation and hints.

See the Autumn 2005 newsletter for more detail on this matter.