NSW: Q&A Strata approval for renovations – What is the process?


Question: My townhouse has a compact garden with a tiled patio and lawn (within my lot). Can I take up the patio and reconfigure my outdoor landscaping to better suit my taste? Do I need approval?

Answer: Yes, you need approval by way of a by-law

Yes, you need approval by way of a by-law for 2 reasons:

  1. subject to the by-laws applicable to your scheme and any notations, you will be affecting the common property waterproofing by re-tiling and
  2. even though you propose to have the area in keeping with the appearance of the building, you will be changing the external appearance of the building.

There are strata lawyers who specialise in drafting of the required by-law and could assist.

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Please note that this article is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional legal advice.