Member call no. 22: Terry challenges excessive levies in the Tribunal
In this call, I’m helping Terry with what is (in my experience) an unusual application: for an order varying levies on the grounds that they are excessive. Terry’s building recently resolved a 48% increase in levies and Terry believes the increase should have been half that. I give Terry my tips for ensuring his application has the best chance of success, including what evidence he should file and how he should prepare and deliver his submissions. Even if you’re not planning a similar application any time soon, this call provides valuable general guidance on the preparation and presentation of Tribunal applications.
Links and resources mentioned:
- Section 87 (previously Section 149) – Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW)
- Kiernan v The Owners Strata Plan 19246 (Strata and Community Schemes)  NSWCTTT 79 (28 February 2011)
- Buzrio Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation SP 75633 (Strata and Community Schemes)  NSWCTTT 136 (31 March 2009)
- Section 88 – Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW)