Forum: Hoarder leaves us with another fine mess

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Not the actual hoarder's mess ... but you get the idea.

This week’s weird and not-so wonderful story comes straight out of one of those TV reality shows about hoarders getting their home cleaned up for free.

Our Flatchatter has a neighbour who hasn’t occupied the lot for several years. The strata committee had  a police welfare check done and they found a scene the whole unit was piled high with rubbish, clothes, dirty plates and rotten food.

The large rear garden had not been touched in the 10 years of ownership. Our Flatchatter wonders if there’s any legal avenues they can pursue to get the place cleaned up.

“I can’t find any by law breach, or any legal compulsion to do anything to the inside of one’s lot,” he wails. “Is there any order that we can seek at a tribunal? We would go for a local council declaration of a health hazard, but there have been no vermin reported.”

First time I’ve heard neighbours complaining that there weren’t rats! You can read the post and make your suggestions HERE.

Elsewhere in the Forum

  • A strata committee meeting turns into a punch-up.  That’s HERE.
  • Our strata manager won’t talk to our building manager.  That’s HERE.
  • Who pays the strata manager’s commission on insurance policies? That’s HERE.
  • Why do I have to use the DEFT direct debit system to pay my levies?  That’s HERE.
  • Can we pass a by-law requiring residents to have basic fire safety equipment in their units?  That’s HERE
  • Some committee members disagree with my minutes.  What do I do now?  That’s HERE.
  • Does anyone know a strata manager they would recommend for appointment as a compulsory manager?  That’s HERE.
  • What’s the best way of opening up communication with residents?  That’s HERE.

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    Jimmy-T
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      This week’s weird and not-so wonderful story comes straight out of one of those TV reality shows about hoarders getting their home cleaned up for free
      [See the full post at: Forum: Hoarder leaves us with another fine mess]

      The opinions offered in these Forum posts and replies are not intended to be taken as legal advice. Readers with serious issues should consult experienced strata lawyers.
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