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    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

      When Flatchatter Sorrel (not her real name) tried to do something about smoke drift from her new neighbours’ balcony into her home she found herself i
      [See the full post at: No smoke without ire in vicious balcony battle]

      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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    • #71677
      Vermont
      Flatchatter

        What a great read over my morning coffee! Thank you so much for sharing Sorrel!

        #71679
        optusJo
        Flatchatter

          How stressful for you – are you able to recover any costs?

          #71680
          ruben
          Flatchatter

            Well done, you, for persevering with this matter, notwithstanding the personal and financial costs, as well as the perils of dealing with NCAT, where the decisions can be capricious, to say the least. The strata development where I am secretary has had a no smoking by-law since 2018 and it works well. We have only had an issue with a tenant who was smoking, but it was very difficult to get the proof. However, the owner was on side and the matter was resolved.

            #71832
            Sorrel
            Flatchatter

              Thank you so much, Vermont!

              #71834
              Sorrel
              Flatchatter

                The strata development where I am secretary has had a no smoking by-law since 2018 and it works well.

                Thanks ruben. Your strata committee clearly has more sense and human decency than mine.

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                #71833
                Sorrel
                Flatchatter

                  How stressful for you – are you able to recover any costs?

                  Thanks optusJo. Sadly, the default position at NCAT is that each party bears their own costs.

                  #72577
                  Sorrel
                  Flatchatter
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