Building rules/by-laws

Is parking in a common area driveway allowed? – Georgina, NSW

Hi Georgina, you will need to check the by-laws for your specific plan. At times owners might be granted permission to …

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Are we required by law to have an annual fire safety inspection. – Lynne, NSW

Hi Lynne, this is dependant on a few factors such as type of building, age, location. The fire regulations have been …

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Can someone who is not an owner attend a standard module Body Corporate AGM in Qld? – Rod, QLD

Hi Rod, body corporate meetings are generally not open to people who are not owners, unless they are attending as a …

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Is there a by law that could help me stop tenants using the BBQ below my unit? – Rossana, NSW

There’s very frequent use of BBQ on balcony below my unit. Smoke and strong odour from burnt oil/fat eminates into my …

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What are the smoking restrictions when living in a town house with adjoining fences in courtyards? – Pamela, NSW

Please refer to your schemes by-laws. In most strata plans, the by-laws can define smoking related rules so that everyone can …

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Why am I not allowed a inside cat in a Retirement Village? – Angela, QLD

Why oh why am I not allowed a inside cat in Retirement Village? Had to get a home for him. Such …

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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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I am wishing to take in a short term student which in my town is a common occurrence. – Louise, NSW

You will have to consult the managing agent of the property to enquire if you are able to sublet the unit. …

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I moved to a retirement unit and am not allowed an indoor cat. Not even letters from doctors can help. – Angela, QLD

Check on your scheme’s animal by-law if you wish to keep animals on the property. If the by-law is prohibitive, you …

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