In accordance with the Hamilton Park House Rules, unregistered vehicles are not permitted to be parked on common property.
If an unregistered vehicle is found on common property action will be taken to have it removed in line with the ACT Government’s Uncollected Goods Act 1996 (The Act). See the Guide to Uncollected Goods in the ACT for general information.
In line with the “Manner of Disposal Flowchart” outlined in The Act, notice will be provided via a letter from Strata Management which will be sent to all owners and residents, and a copy will be placed on the vehicle.
If the vehicle is not removed within 7 days it will be considered “Uncollected Goods”.
The value of the vehicle will be assessed based on:
- available market data for the year, make and model of the car; and
- approx. costs for the removal of the vehicle from the property.
If the value of the vehicle is <$500 it will be towed from the property after 1 month and will not be recoverable.
If the value of the vehicle is >$500 the vehicle will be kept for 3 months. After 3 months a notice will be placed in The Canberra Times advising the intention to auction the vehicle at public auction.
If the vehicle is not removed it will be auctioned at public auction.
Any funds used in the disposal process (e.g. paper notices and mail costs) will be recovered with the remaining money to be deposited into the Uncollected Goods Trust.
If the owner of the vehicle is identified and is a unit owner then they will be responsible for any costs incurred as part of the disposal process. If the owner of the vehicle is a tenant then the unit owner for that tenant will be responsible for any costs incurred as part of the disposal process.
As advised by The Act, the Strata Manager will keep a copy of the following:
- Details of all efforts to reach the owner of the vehicle;
- a detailed description of the vehicle;
- the estimate of the market value of the vehicle;
- date and manner of disposal;
- deductions made; and
- record of deposit to the Uncollected Goods Trust Fund.
(source – AGM 2 December 2020. Last updated 14 February 2021)