Question: One of the lot owners in our strata complex requires a major bathroom renovation and is expecting the owners to pay for it – is this correct?
Answer: It depends on why the owner requires a major bathroom renovation. Presumably, it is because there is some defect in the common property slab or waterproofing membrane and therefore the owners corporation must fix it by stripping out the existing bathroom and re-instating it.
If that is the case, the owners corporation must repair the common property and re-instate the lot owner’s bathroom to a like-for-like standard.
Any superior finishes, fittings, relocation of services should be at the sole cost of the owner.
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