Building rules/by-laws

My elder neighbour has set up a sprinkler system along our common timber paling fence. – Kate, NSW

Q: My elder neighbour has set up a sprinkler system along our common timber paling fence.
She runs it every day for …

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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 …

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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 …

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Can I install a divider along the cyclone fencing near my garage to keep my space clean and secure? – Kathy, QLD

Question:
My garage is made up of three car spaces, each divided by a cyclone wire fence. The other two tenants …

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Who is liable for damage to common property? – Patrick, QLD

Q: Who is liable for damage to common property (an exit-light fitting) caused when an owner used what proved to be …

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Do we need to seek approval to install a doggy door for our dog to access outside? – Hayley, NSW

Q: Hi, we recently purchased into a strata lot. We have approval to keep our dog in the property, do we …

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Parking across garage entrances and on common property

Question
Could you please clarify the laws regarding parking on non-allocated parking areas on common property in Victoria? For example, if someone …

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I’m concerned my renovations won’t be approved by my committee

Question
I recently purchased a unit and started some renovations without approval. It was only for a new kitchen splashback, new floor …

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Can other owners stop me from entering common areas?

Question
As a lot owner, can I be refused entry to common areas by another occupier?

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Answer
All lot owners have access to …

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