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Extraordinary fees and charges

    (1)     An owners corporation may levy special fees and charges designed to cover extraordinary items of expenditure.

S. 24(2) substituted by No. 78/2013 s. 4, amended by No. 4/2021 s. 14(2).

    (2)     Subject to subsection (2A), the fees and charges must be based on lot liability.

S. 24(2A) inserted by No. 78/2013 s. 4, amended by No. 4/2021 s. 14(3).

    (2A)     Fees and charges for extraordinary items of expenditure relating to repairs, maintenance or other works that are carried out wholly or substantially for the benefit of some or one, but not all, of the lots affected by the owners corporation must be levied on the basis that the lot owner of the lot that benefits more pays more.

S. 24(2B) inserted by No. 4/2021 s. 14(4).

    (2B)     The owners corporation may levy special fees and charges on a lot owner relating to repairs, maintenance and other works arising from the particular use of a lot by the lot owner.

    (3)     The owners corporation may determine the times for payment of the special fees and charges.

    (4)     A special resolution is required when exercising a power under subsection (1) if the amount involved is more than twice the total amount of the current annual fees set under section 23.

S. 24(5) amended by No. 4/2021 s. 14(5).

    (5)     Subsection (4) does not apply if the fees and charges are levied to pay for or recoup the cost of repairs or maintenance carried out to any part of the property for which the owners corporation is responsible where immediate expenditure is or was necessary to ensure safety or to prevent significant loss or damage to persons or property.

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