Building rules/by-laws

Our residents don’t read or comply with our by-laws – help needed!

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I’m on my committee, and I find that a lot of owners or tenants do not read or comply with the …

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I received a notice that I breached a by-law, what will happen?

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I live in a small complex of units with only one drying area and one clothesline for 12 units. Occasionally, …

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Could Airbnb jeopardise our insurance?

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We’re in a block of six units, one is being let through Airbnb. This is in breach of the council zoning …

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How will visitors to the property know you can’t smoke here? – Roslyn, NSW

Q: Smoking has been recently banned on common grounds in my unit block (including ALL balconies). However, if there is a …

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Our elderly neighbour blocks the garage with their car. Without a body corporate, how to we remedy this? – Will, VIC

Q: We have a shared driveway for two dwellings. Our elderly neighbour parks their car in front of their garage, so …

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Can you explain in broad terms what common property actually is? – Peter, NSW

Common property is generally external to your lot (i.e. not inside your apartment) and a shared space with your neighbours/other owners …

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My strata committee is demanding I re-install posts that are common property but were removed before I purchased the lot. What can I do? – Bernie, NSW

Q: Some years prior to the purchase of my lot, two posts were removed from my balcony for aesthetic reasons. I’ve …

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There’s a smoker in the building next door, so we’re not in the same strata property. Can I do anything about the smell? – Judy, QLD

Q: Someone in the adjoining townhouse complex smokes close to the fence of my townhouse complex, and in particular close to …

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I am a confused on how motions put forward in strata meetings require special resolution. Can you please clarify? -Richard, NSW

Question: I am a confused on how motions put forward in strata meetings require special resolution. In our recent strata meeting, …

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I live in an apartment and someone keeps parking on my spot. – Rommel, NSW

Question: I live in ACT and I was wondering if you could help me or point me to the right direction. …

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What are my rights, and what’s in the by law to stop harassment of my tenant? – Tracey, VIC

Question: My tenant has a girlfriend that visits and sometimes stays overnight. She parks in the visitors parking space. My tenant …

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What are the regulations relating to for sale signs on common property? If there is no by law, can the strata committee set the rules? – Michael, NSW

Question: What are the regulations relating to for sale signs on common property? If there is no by law, can the …

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Is it legal for people to conduct mechanical works on common property? – Chris, NSW

Question: Hello, is it legal for people to conduct mechanical works on common property?
– Chris, NSW
Answer: Hi Chris, sorry but …

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Who owns my front door?

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Is the entry door to an apartment the responsibility of the owners corporation and, therefore, common property? Or, is it …

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