- MHL successfully represented a Body Corporate which sought an order for a lot owner to remove an awning structure within 30 days which:
– was not approved by the Body Corporate (as it failed to comply with the Body Corporate’s conditions of approval); and
– encroached on the common property.
The Adjudicator further ordered that the Body Corporate may remove the structure and recover the costs of doing so from the owner as a debt, if the owner fails to do it himself within 30 days.
- MHL successfully defended a Body Corporate against the owners of a lot who alleged that the Body Corporate had failed to provide details about the long-term tenants residing in the Scheme.
- MHL successfully defended a Body Corporate against an unfair dismissal application by a former employee. The Fair Work Commission agreed with the Body Corporate’s position that the former employee was not entitled to make an application for unfair dismissal in the circumstances, and dismissed the application.
- MHL represented a Body Corporate and its Chair in the Human Rights Commission against allegations of discrimination concerning a disabled parking. At the conciliation the Complainant was persuaded to discontinue the case against the Body Corporate and its Chair.
- MHL represented a Body Corporate Manager in QCAT regarding alleged breaches of the Anti-Discrimination Act which was first dealt with in the Human Rights Commission. The matter was successfully concluded at the QCAT conciliation.
Peter Hunt was part of a panel discussion about by-law enforcement at the 2021 annual conference of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers.