Question: The building manager has taken over common area, installed a lock and now uses this space as a storage room. Can they change the room description and use without consulting owners?
I am in a lot owner in a NSW residential 3 floor unit block. We have a common area drying room on each floor. The building manager has taken over the drying room on the second floor, installed a lock and now uses this space as a storage room.
Can they owner take over the room and lock the door even though it was a common area? Can the manager change the room description and use without consulting all owners?
Answer: If the building manager is locking the door and securing access solely for himself, an exclusive use by-law would be required and the use would also need to be approved by the Owners Corporation.
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