Strata property matters

I want to self manage my strata. Could you help me with steps to terminate current strata management? – Leanne, NSW

Hi Leanne, whilst it is admirable that you want to self manage the strata scheme, please do not underestimate the amount …

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Is grout in the bathroom considered common property ? Is the owners corporation responsible for replacing the grout? – Di, NSW

Hello Di, responsibility of the grout in the bathroom will depend on where it is located. If on a common property …

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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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A neighbour continues to wake us at 2am. What can we do? – Peter, NSW

Q: A neighbour with a bedroom directly above ours has removed carpet and now has the odd rug, but otherwise floorboards. …

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Where does responsibility lie for the rewiring of an apartment if the wiring is deemed unsafe? – Lizzie, NSW

The responsibility for rewiring an apartment deemed unsafe is the owner corporations responsibility if the wiring serves more than one lot. …

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We have units in our complex who haven’t paid body corporate fees for 7 years. What can be done about this? – Benjamin, QLD

Q: We have 2 units in our complex (11 units) who haven’t paid body corporate fees for 7 years. I’ve sent …

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Whose responsibility is it for the fixing of an apparent airlock in a hot water pipe in a Villa? – Lynette, NSW

Since hot water pipes are, ideally, part of the structure of the property, your owners corporation is responsible for overseeing their …

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What can the Body Corporate do if they are not happy with a dog in the apartment? – Audrey, QLD

Q: In mid-November 2018 my husband and I bought an apartment in Townsville. We asked the Body Corporate if we could …

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We have a two-year-old and live near a chain smoker. What can we do about secondhand smoke? Our greatest concern is our baby. – Adam, NSW

Q: Hi. I’m living in a rented apartment in a block in Sydney. We have a two year old. Are there …

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One unit in our block is infested by pests and has an unpleasant smell. What can we or strata do? – Maurice, NSW

Q: One unit in our block has an infestation of cockroaches. The owner is an alcoholic hoarder with cats. The smell …

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