Are external security doors the body corporate’s responsibilities? – Kim, QLD

Are external security doors part of the body corporate responsibilities? My unit is first floor and easily accessible for break ins.

– Kim, QLD

This would ideally fall into your body corporate’s responsibilities, as you’ve indicated it is an external door. The laws in Queensland stipulate that a body corporate responsibilities extend to all common property, and broadly that means anything on the building’s exterior.

The only doors you should be liable to fix as a private lot owner are those lead onto your lot (i.e. balcony doors, front doors, etc.).¬†You can read a full break down of ‘lot boundaries’ here on the QLD Government website.