Building compliance

What is the easiest way for a townhouse extension to proceed and how can you protect other owners from future liability for the extension and the extension owner? – Vivienne, NSW

Q: Our strata includes four two-storey townhouses which are grouped together in twos. One townhouse owner has submitted plans to extend …

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Is it obligatory for electricity fuse boxes installed on the exterior of a unit to be brought and installed inside? – Gloria, NSW

Q: Is it obligatory for electricity fuse boxes installed on the exterior of a unit to be brought and installed inside?
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I’m in the process of purchasing an apartment I would like to renovate. Do I have to wait until I have settled?

Question: I’m in the process of purchasing an apartment, and I am interested in renovating the property prior to moving in. …

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We have been having problems with the visitor parking and would like them to stop parking in the visitors spots. Where should I go to for help? – Alan, NSW

Q: We have been having problems with the visitor parking. Residents believe it is okay to park there, as everybody has …

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Do I need an ABN and insurance to work in my building as a cleaner and gardener? – Fay, NSW

Q: I have been asked to do the cleaning and look after the garden in the block (of four units) that …

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Can we install separate water meters in our building?

Question:
Can anything be done regarding separate water meters? I find it unfair having to pay for excess water other owners …

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Can some lots have pergolas in my complex while others cannot? – Suzanne, QLD

Q: Is it fair for one part of our Queensland body corporate complex to be able to erect a pergola (at …

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