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    Taggart
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    I’m wondering if anyone’s Body Corporate committee has had experience in claiming unpaid levies in the NT? Our Body Corp manager informed the committee that all fees and charges regarding debt recovery is payable by the Body Corp and not recoverable from the lot owner who is behind with their levies. Has this been your experience?

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    Jimmy-T
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    I had a look at the available material on this and there’s nothing much in the NT Act except that they unpaid levies are considered a debt that can be pursued through a tribunal if it’s below $10k, then you go to court, and ultimately the Supreme Court if the amount is enough.

    The details are very slender on how much you can charge for the cost of debt recovery – one article even warns that the cost of the bailifsĀ  might exceed what the tribunals or courts are prepared to order as compensation.

    FYI, in NSW and Victoria, you can charge the reasonable costs of debt recovery to the debtor, which has led to strata schemes employing specialist strata debt collectors as their services are effectively free.

    Regarding the NT, this is definitely one of these cases where you would talk to an experienced strata lawyer before you committed to anything.

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