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    Jimmy-T
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    It was a decision that doubtless had the denizens of luxury Sydney apartment block Horizon spluttering into their sundowner G&Ts on Monday afternoon … and then checking their bank accounts. Much to everyone’s surprise, the NSW Appeals Court – the state’s highest judicial body – has ruled that strata by-laws which ban pets are “harsh, discriminatory and …
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    TonyC
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    The Court of Appeal is clearly a devotee of the movie “The Castle”. In the movie, Darryl Kerrigan successfully defended his home from compulsory acquisition. In this case, the Cooper family successfully defended their rights as ‘freehold owners’ to keep their dog in a strata scheme.
    Effectively, the Court of Appeal is giving strata owners the same rights as home owners – which is the freedom to do what they like inside their strata units so long as they don’t disturb the neighbours. In doing so, the Court has put a very powerful weapon into the hands of strata owners to sweep aside (invalidate or ignore) by-laws which restrict what they can do inside their unit (so long as they don’t disturb the neighbours).

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