Building compliance

What responsibilities do strata managers and lot owners need to take with water penetration on the asbestos garage? – Colton, NSW

Our Strata just consist of 4 units.
The garage is simply getting old (our garage is only made of asbestos and other …

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How often are strata buildings supposed to get a fire alarm safety check? – Virginia, NSW

There are a two factors that come into play when answering your query. They depend on the type of fire alarms …

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What sort of permission do I need to install solar panels above my unit? – Mark, NSW

Any change in appearance of a lot requires permission from the owners corporation. This is done by having a special by-law …

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In an apartment unit with two bedrooms and one bathroom, is it possible to add an additional toilet? – Nishant, NSW

This addition will be classed as a major renovation as the waterproofing will be disrupted in the bathroom. A by-law for …

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I’ve been told by my strata manager that putting a splashback in my kitchen represents a major renovation. Is this right? – Frank, NSW

Depending on what kind of changes you’re planning to make, what kind of splashbacks you’re looking to use and how this …

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Who is responsible for installing and paying for a waterproof membrane in a leaking shower recess in a property built before waterproof membranes were required under the BCA? – Marilyn, NSW

In New South Wales, waterproofing is categorised as a major renovation work. Also, walls and shared plumbing are generally part of …

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How to lodge a complaint against a strata manager for carrying out installation work on the property without owners corporation approval or due procedure? – Colin, NSW

How do I officially lodge a complaint about a strata manager who has approved payment (expenditure), for a large and expensive …

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My neighbour refuses to share the insurance costs in our 1×2 duplex and this is affecting my insurance. What are my options? – Helen, NSW

I live in a 1×2 duplex in a strata title. My neighbour won’t go half’s in insurance, as he says can’t …

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My spa application has been knocked back. Should I proceed to the tribunal? – Therese, NSW

Your spa application will require certain approvals. The NSW Office of Fair Trading details that any minor or major renovations will …

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