Top court lays out body corp rules in locked out owner case

In a decision that clarifies how much power body corporates are given under controversial legislation, this country’s top court has ruled in favour of a man locked out of his apartment by his body corporate.

Chuan Wu took court action against the body corporate for the Empire Building in central Auckland after it tried to charge him $2500 to access his apartment.

The case was heard in the Supreme Court last year and was the first Unit Titles Act case to go to the highest court not involving a leaky building.

 

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