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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    #49235
    AvatarNice Landlord
    Flatchatter

    Dear Flatchatters, would it be unreasonably harsh to introduce a by-law that prevents owners doing conversions ( either temporary or permanent) to their lot that would increase their capacity for persons to reside on the lot. For example, persons wanting to alter a one bedroom to a two bedroom property, allowing four persons to reside in the lot rather than two persons ( not including family or Indigenous provisions specified in the Act?).

    We have a lot owner who has done this. We took the matter to the NCAT and they ordered an EGM. Despite the EGM being scheduled and not yet held, he has already filed with NCAT for an unreasonable refusal. Given he wants retrospective approval for his by-law, would it be possible to introduce a by-law preventing owners from increasing the one bedroom to two bedrooms and two bedrooms to thee bedrooms?

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