A more efficient, lower-cost dispute resolution process was put in place with the independent State Administrative Tribunal (SAT becoming the ‘one-stop-shop’ for strata disputes in WA (excluding debt recovery).
Previously, strata disputes could be heard in multiple courts as well as the SAT. This made it difficult for people to understand which court should hear a case, often resulting in prohibitive expenses to engage lawyers and advisors and leaving many disputes unresolved.
SAT is less formal and has more flexible procedures than those used in traditional courts, allowing for a more appropriate and timely means for people to obtain administrative justice.
Strata disputes now have a much better chance of resolution, at a faster rate and lower cost.