Snedden Hall & Gallop has recently secured a successful result for a local Canberra business under the cumbersome Unit Titles Act 2001.
The client (“owner 2”) was forced to apply to the ACT Magistrates Court for a “deadlock order” because the other member (“owner 1”) of a two-member owners’ corporation had, for a number of years (including before owner 2 had purchased its unit), placed tables and chairs on the common property. Owner 1 had done this without permission of the owners’ corporation, thus taking a benefit in preference to owner 2. Negotiations within the owners’ corporation were unable to resolve the matter and owner 2 sought a deadlock order. The order was granted, and owner 1 was forced to remove its tables and chairs and to pay costs. Contact our Dispute Resolution team for advice.