Introductory note. This Part deals with by-laws for a strata scheme governing such things as the behaviour of residents of the scheme and the use of common property. The Part provides that strata schemes in existence before the commencement of the Part are to have the by-laws set out in Schedule 1 together with additional by-laws that may previously have been added to those by-laws and any amendments that may previously have been made to those by-laws by the relevant owners corporation. A new strata scheme may, if it chooses, adopt model by-laws or register its own by-laws. The by-laws for both existing and new schemes can be amended or repealed by the owners corporation.
The Part places obligations on owners, mortgagees and covenant chargees in possession of a lot and lessees and occupiers of lots to comply with the by-laws.
The Part also contains procedural requirements for the making of certain by-laws and the amendment or repeal of by-laws.