Question: I’d like to carry out minor renovations to my unit’s bathroom and kitchen. What is a reasonable amount of time for the committee to approve minor renovations once all plan documents have been provided?
Answer: The owners corporation has failed to exercise its function if it does not exercise it within 2 months of the making of your application.
When considering what is reasonable, you must take into account notice provisions under the strata legislation (3 clear days of notice of meeting) and the postal rule (7 business days) if the strata committee agenda is being posted through Australia Post. You would also need to allow adequate time to convene the subject meeting ie it would be unreasonable to expect the strata manager to convene a meeting of the strata committee in a couple days just to consider your application.
The strata legislation generally states that the owners corporation has failed to exercise its function if it does not exercise it within 2 months of the making of your application.
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