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BODY CORPORATE BY-LAWS

By-laws are a set of rules that a Body Corporate makes to control and manage multiple dwelling complexes with common areas.

If your property is included within a complex that has a Body Corporate, general bylaws will include, but may not be limited to the following.
 

NOISE

The occupier of a lot must not create noise likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of a person lawfully on another lot or the common property.
 

VEHICLES

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval:

(a) Park a vehicle, or allow a vehicle to stand, on the common property; or

(b) Permit an invitee to park a vehicle, or allow a vehicle to.
 

OBSTRUCTION

The occupier of a lot must not obstruct the lawful use of common property by someone else.
 

DAMAGES TO LAWNS ETC ON COMMON PROPERTY

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval:

(a) Damage a lawn, garden, tree, shrub, plant, flower on the common property; or

(b) Use a part of the common property as a garden.
 

DAMAGE TO COMMON PROPERTY

An occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval, mark, paint, drive nails, screws or other objects into or otherwise damage or deface a structure that forms part of the common property.
 

CHILDREN PLAYING ON COMMON PROPERTY

An occupier of a lot must not allow children to play on the common property. It is prohibited for skateboards or bicycles to be ridden on the common property.
 

BEHAVIOUR OF INVITEES

An occupier of a lot must take reasonable steps to ensure that the occupier’s invitees do not behave in a way likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of another lot or the common property.
 

LEAVING RUBBISH ON COMMPON PROPERTY

The occupier of a lot must not leave rubbish or other materials on the common property in a way or place likely to interfere with the enjoyment of the common property by someone else.
 

APPEARANCE OF LOT

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval, make a change to the external appearance of the lot unless the change is minor and does not detract from the amenity of the lot and its surrounds.

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval:

(a) hang washing, bedding, or another cloth article if the article is visible from another lot or the common property, or from outside the scheme of land, or

(b) display a sign, advertisement, place card, banner, pamphlet or similar article if the article is visible from another lot or the common property, or from outside the scheme land.
 

STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE MATERIALS

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval, store a flammable substance on the common property.

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval, store a flammable substance on the lot unless the substance is used or intended for use for domestic purposes.
 

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Unless the Body Corporate provides some other way of garbage disposal, the occupier of a lot must keep a receptacle for garbage in a clean and dry condition and adequately covered on the lot, or on a part of the common property designated by the body corporate for the purpose.

The occupier of a lot must:

(a) Comply with all local government local laws regarding the disposal of garbage, and

(b) ensure that the occupier does not, in disposing of garbage, adversely affect the health, hygiene or comfort of the occupiers of other lots.
 

KEEPING OF ANIMALS

The occupier of a lot must not, without the Body Corporate’s written approval:

(a) bring animals or keep an animal on the lot or the common property, or

(b) permit an invitee to bring or keep an animal on the lot or the common property.

The occupier must obtain the Body Corporate’s written approval before bringing, or permitting an invitee to bring an animal onto the lot or the common property.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have further queries regarding Body Corporate by-laws or wish to discuss in detail.

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