Question: Can you hang your bicycle from the ceiling of the balcony in a strata apartment? We have nowhere else to store the bike.
Answer: You should check your by-laws in case there is a “storage” or “balcony” by-law which might prohibit such storage.
Not without the permission of the Owners Corporation because hanging things on ceilings does not fall within the definition of “cosmetic work” which permits the hanging of items on walls (but not ceilings).
Further, the bicycle may breach the standard by-law that an owner or occupier must not, without the written consent of the owners corporation, maintain within the lot anything visible from outside the lot that, viewed from outside the lot, is not in keeping with the rest of the building. Arguably, the bicycle would not be in keeping with the appearance of the building.
You should also check your by-laws in case there is a “storage” or “balcony” by-law which might prohibit such storage.
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