From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland City Councillors will consider tonight whether to take legal action against three property owners in Maitland who have been the subject of complaints and subsequent council investigations recently.
In his report to councillors, development surveillance officer George Knezevic wrote that council received between 150 and 200 complaints from the public about the poor state of properties each year, most of which were resolved within 21 days.
Council previously won a court case over the state of a derelict High Street building that was commonly known as Bob’s Bird Barn, because it had been deemed unsafe.
In that case, council carried out repairs to a hanging awning and won costs from the landlord in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 9, 2015.