Strata tip #70: By-laws – Less enforcement means more breaches

It is one of the fundamental roles of a body corporate to enforce the community title scheme’s by-laws.  If the committee, or majority of owners, don’t want to enforce a particular by-law then the correct thing to do is to amend the by-law.  Unless or until the by-laws are changed, with very few exceptions, bodies corporate must take reasonable steps to enforce their by-laws.  Failure to do so will lead to disputes, but it can also lead to allegations of bias and favouritism.