The role of the CTTT is to resolve disputes between tenants, landlords, traders and consumers in a timely and effective manner. Our lawyers have experience in prosecuting and defending proceedings commenced in the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, including in respect of landlord/tenant disputes, strata disputes, and other disputes within the CTTT’s jurisdiction.

Our property lawyers also have experience resolving property disputes in the CTTT. For example, if a landlord and a tenant cannot resolve a dispute on their own, which is often the case, the matter can be taken to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT). The CTTT is an independent decision making body which considers and determines applications from landlords and tenants. The CTTT is intended to be a quick, effective, inexpensive, and relatively informal way of resolving consumer, trader and tenancy disputes and capable of making enforceable orders.

The CTTT deals with issues such as:

  • rental bond and other residential tenancy issues
  • finance and credit matters
  • rent increases and park rule changes in residential parks
  • disputes concerning strata schemes including appeals against adjudicators’ decisions
  • house construction and home extensions.

In one case, we assisted a client in the settlement of a dispute with his neighbour in a small strata title block of units involving the placement of an air conditioning system. Extensive negotiations were entered into with the other legal representatives involved. Proceedings previously had been commenced in the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. Much expert evidence was obtained to support the claim of the client and there was daily attendances in order to keep the pressure on the other party.

Our Sydney solicitors can assist with applications in the CTTT.

We are able to assist with all CTTT matters. Please contact our lawyers if you have a matter pending in the CTTT, or if you require us to commence CTTT proceedings on your behalf, or defend proceedings already commenced or which are threatened.