Can you conduct a business in a strata scheme? Making products in your garage? – NSW, Margaret
Q: Can you conduct business in a strata scheme? Making products in your garage?
A: Generally speaking, conducting business within a residential strata scheme is prohibited because of the effects it can have on parking spaces, noise levels, and some more serious topics. Factors such as public liability and effects on insurance premiums may also possibly be affected when businesses are involved in strata properties. Council zoning may also be an issue.
If you have concerns, check your by-laws and speak to your strata committee or strata manager about it.
If you’d like more information about strata by-laws and rules, you can download a free copy of the strata by-laws guide here: https://picagroup.com.au/by-laws-guide/ or if you’re having issues with someone conducting business in your strata property, don’t miss our guide on managing disputes in your strata: https://picagroup.com.au/managing-disputes-guide/