Can an owner completely enclose a balcony to make another room? – Betty, NSW
Q: Can an owner completely enclose a balcony to make another room?
A: If this work includes major changes such as erecting new walls and other structural changes, it may need to be approved by your committee and have a renovation by-law drafted.
We highly recommend speaking to your committee or strata manager before you begin making changes. This will ensure that you are well informed and know what the by-laws and boundaries are. Council consent may also be required as this is a change to external appearance.
As the work will also involve changes to common property, a by-law will be needed as well as approval at a general meeting.
For more information on renovations in strata, have a read of our guide by clicking here.