Building rules/by-laws

Who is responsible for maintaining gutters in the front of my townhouse and fixing the leaking roof that is damaging the carpet inside? – Debbie. C, NSW

If the gutters are part of common property, your strata committee or owners corporation would be responsible for maintaining this. It …

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I live by myself in a strata townhouse and would like to own a dog as a companion. Do I need permission for this? – Melissa, NSW

When it comes to owning and managing pets in strata properties, the first thing to do is to check the by-laws …

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Does strata management have a role to check the prices are fair that owners are quoted for work to be done on our building?  – Helen, NSW

At the committee’s request, your strata manager can assist in providing quotes from accredited and reputable suppliers.

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I wish to re-erect a fence, buy my neighbour/s in the other unit/s have objected. What rights do I have? Can I erect a fence on my land?  – Philip, QLD

Most fences fall under the Dividing Fences Act in New South Wales (there is similar legislation in other states), so it’s …

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