We often hear about “NCAT” and “Tribunal” proceedings in the land of strata. Ever wondered what it can do for you? It sounds difficult. But it should not be, really! We know many pretend to be Supreme Court judges in NCAT matters but that is not entirely correct. It can get complicated especially with building, construction and defect disputes etc, but not the everyday nuisances and issues!
In fact, the NCAT application fee for many common strata and community scheme issues is just $107 and lawyers aren’t really meant to be involved in the first place (And here at Matthews Folbigg, we can even draft the points and bundle for you to submit and argue for those simpler issues – being one of our practical options available).
Below is a broad overview of what NCAT can do for you (and what it can’t):
- Noise transmission – We have various practical packages to deal with this, before or at the NCAT level. Like anything else, you will need evidence. We will guide you as to what is needed. We recognise the parties are often neighbours. So, we always strive to settle the matter amicably using our specialist negotiation skills without resorting to the Tribunal.