Building compliance

Do I need an ABN and insurance to work in my building as a cleaner and gardener? – Fay, NSW

Q: I have been asked to do the cleaning and look after the garden in the block (of four units) that …

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Can we install separate water meters in our building? – Suzanne, QLD

Q: Can anything be done regarding separate water meters? I find it unfair having to pay for excess water other owners …

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Can some lots have pergolas in my complex while others cannot? – Suzanne, QLD

Q: Is it fair for one part of our Queensland body corporate complex to be able to erect a pergola (at …

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Is it legal for people to conduct mechanical works on common property? – Chris, NSW

Question: Hello, is it legal for people to conduct mechanical works on common property?
– Chris, NSW
Answer: Hi Chris, sorry but …

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Is the entry door to an apartment owners corporation responsibility or the unit owners responsibility? – Geoff, VIC

Question: Is the entry door to an apartment owners corporation responsibility or the unit owners responsibility?
– Geoff, VIC
Answer: Hi Geoff, most …

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What is the legal height of an undercover car park in a commercial building and is it required to have any signs mentioning the height? – Shishir, NSW

Question: What is the legal height of an undercover car park in a commercial building and is it required to have …

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What advice would you give to a body corporate considering towing a lot owner, visitor and other vehicles breaching by- laws on common property in Queensland? – Bill, QLD

Question: What advice would you give to a body corporate considering towing a lot owner, visitor and other vehicles breaching by- …

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I wrote to the body corporate of my older style apartment block complaining about noise especially doors…I suggested solutions which have been ignored. What other course of action is open to me? – Phillip, QLD

I wrote to the body corporate of my older style apartment block complaining about noise especially doors (entrance, common toilets associated …

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What can be done when a vehicle is parked on common property and not in a parking spot when they’re not a tenant? The owners corporation will not help. – Elisha, VIC

Question: What can be done when a vehicle is parked on common property and not in a parking spot when they’re …

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What is required to create a management plan and an evacuation plan in a building complex? – Yvonne, QLD

Question: What is required to create a management plan and an evacuation plan in a building complex? We have notices posted …

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Is the Body Corporate responsible for repairs to balcony tiles. – Danny, QLD

Hello Danny, this may depend on whether the balcony area is on common property or private property. If it is on …

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