Can I replace my fixed roller blinds with plantation shutters for the windows in my apartment? – Alcira, NSW
Q: Can I replace my fixed roller blinds with plantation shutters for the windows in my apartment?
A: It is best to check your strata by-laws, as well as either your strata manager or strata committee for this request.
Oftentimes the blinds on a strata property are set so that all units match, giving the property a uniform look. To change the style of your blinds to shutters may require a special resolution. This means that a vote must be held at the next meeting to gauge whether it can go ahead or not.
It’s worth noting that a special by-law may also need to be registered to cover the installation and you may be responsible for payments regarding future maintenance and repairs. Some councils also prohibit owners from changing their lots external appearance, so it would also be worth checking your council’s rules around this.