If you live in a strata-titled property, and have been unable to resolve a dispute through mediation, you can apply for the matter to be heard by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
- in the majority of cases you must have already tried to settle the dispute through mediation.
Disputes that NCAT can rule on without requiring mediation include:
- appointment of a compulsory strata managing agent
- allocation of unit entitlements
- access to a lot by an owners corporation to inspect or repair common property
- penalty disputes
- access to strata records.
What you need
- your personal details
- the order/s you want made (as detailed on the form)
- documents and information related to your dispute
- the legal name and contact details of the person or organisation you're claiming against (respondent)
- a current business name or company extract from ASIC (if applicable)
- proof of mediation, which is usually the letter the mediator has given you
- your concession card details (if applicable)
- your payment
- the PDF form – 'Strata application'.
How to apply
- Download and complete Strata application – PDF.
- Gather your supporting documentation.
- Lodge your application with payment at a service centre.
- if you're unsure of which order/s to select, contact Fair Trading
- after lodging your application you can expect a hearing within 4 to 6 weeks.