Ask Premium Strata: Faulty Waterproofing

Faulty Waterproofing I live in a unit complex in Sydney and there are 76 units. My strata contracted (& paid for) a company to come fix my faulty waterproofing on my balcony. In order to access the faulty waterproofing, the company had to remove/lift the wooden deck on the balcony. During the process of repairing the faulty…

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NSW: Repeated Breaches – The Washings on the Balcony!

Question: What action can the Strata Committee take to impose compliance for breaches? A lot owner is amplifying her non-compliance in response to being advised to cease her hanging of washing on the balcony practices. Answer: Issue a notice to comply with the washing on the balcony bylaw and then pursue the matter through NCAT….

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Ask Premium Strata – Centreline Rule

Centreline Rule Question: I have been reading up on your weekly posts regarding the ‘Centreline Rule’ for Strata Plans registered before 1974. I read that Bannermans Lawyers response was that the boundary between lots applies to walls, floors and ceilings etc. Do you agree? What’s your opinion, does it applies to floors? Answer: Great to hear…

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NSW: Q&A Charging lot owners who use the visitor parking spaces

Question: Some residents in our building use the visitor parking spaces as an additional parking spot. Is it possible to increase levies for these few residents and not all lot owners? Answer: First you need to ascertain from the development consent for the building exactly how many visitor parking spaces are required by law. Before…

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NSW: Q&A ‘No Animals Allowed’ – not even a companion animal

  Question: There are a number of very vocal apartment owners in my building who are against animals of any type, including a companion animal. Answer: If you can demonstrate your animal meets the requirements of a companion animal for the specific outlined range of disabilities, the Owners Corporation cannot prohibit the keeping of your…

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Q&A: Apartment Parking Space Problems

Leanne provided a response to another reader’s question received by LookUpStrata. The reader wanted to know what to do in order to retain her tenants, who are having apartment parking space problems, and may vacate because of this. You can read the full question, and Leanne’s response by clicking here.  

Tenants attending strata meetings

The team at Bannermans Lawyers have written this article summarising the requirements and rights of tenants in strata titled buildings: A lot owner is required to lodge a tenancy notice with the owners corporation/managing agent if it leases the lot, as is the lessee if the lessee subleases. The owners corporation/managing agent must record that information in…

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Window and balcony safety video

The Department of Fair Trading has produced a series of short videos. The first two in the series are about the simple things you can do around your home to prevent these falls. They include easy step-by-step instructions on how to install window safety devices yourself. The third video in the window safety series helps…

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