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Tip 30 – By-laws – Even by-laws go out of date

Because owners interact with them all the time, there are often disputes about by-laws. Most commonly whether a given by-law is valid or not. Accordingly, decisions are regularly being made by adjudicators, QCAT and even the higher courts about the validity of by-laws.  That process is even more prevalent when the by-laws seek to address new or controversial issues, such as for example, short-term stays (Air BNB), pets or parking.  A good way of approaching by-laws is to schedule a regular check-up; for example every 5 years.  Also consider subscribing to receive articles from quality lawyers who like to keep their clients up to date!