WHAT HAPPENS IF I BREAK THE RULES?
The Act requires the trustees to make sure that the owners in a scheme adhere to the rules. Where the breach of the rules involves a failure on the part of an owner to
maintain his or her section in good condition, the body corporate is entitled to carry out such repairs or maintenance and to charge the owner for the costs involved.
The prescribed management rules allow unresolved disputes between owners or between an owner and the body corporate to be referred to arbitration. This will be discussed in detail in a later section.
Most owners are reasonable people and are prepared to comply with the rules, which are there to benefit all the owners. Please note that any owner who, in spite of
warnings, is in breach of the conduct rules may not vote at a general meeting (except for special or unanimous resolutions).