The house rules are a set of regulations for living in a multi-unit development to which all residents must adhere. The rules are laid out in the Head Lease signed by all members on close of sale.
Often in the early years of a development residents may feel frustrated because of ongoing construction work being undertaken in their estate. The developer often retains control of the management company and may not appoint a management agent to run the estate. It is usually a good idea for residents to form a committee to meet with the developer / agent to communicate any problems they may be having.
If a tenant is experiencing a noise disturbance caused by a neighbour, they are asked to contact the management agent. The management agent will write to the offending resident, advising them of the house rules and requesting that they desist from engaging in anti-social behaviour. If the problem continues, tenants may apply in the District Court for a noise pollution order against the offending resident. Please note that the management company cannot apply for this order.
It is a common house rule that satellite dishes must not be erected in an estate. It is also a breach of the planning laws to erect a dish to the front of your unit. The management company has the right to remove unauthorised dishes.