Building rules/by-laws

Can the body corporate stop someone from smoking a cigarette on their balcony when the smoke goes into next door balcony? – Jackie, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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A renter is complaining that they can smell my cigarette smoke. What responsibilities have I to any consequences that may be incurred? – Max, QLD

What if I am the owner of the apartment under Strata title and the person next door is a renter and …

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Cigarette smoke comes up into our unit. What rights do we have. We have been told there’s nothing we can do about it. – Kay, QLD

We live in an apartment on the 3rd floor with a mixture of permanent residents and holiday guests. Quite often the …

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Cigarette smoke is drifting into my unit from above, next door and across the passageway, I am not a smoker and cannot open my windows for fresh air. – Dale, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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The apartment below me has a smoker and first thing every morning they have a couple of cigarettes and it drifts into my apartment. – Kirsten, NSW

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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What can I do if constant cigarette smoke is drifting into my apartment? – Joan, NSW

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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The people immediately below me smoke on their balcony and their smoke comes straight into my apartment. What can I do to stop them? – Johannes, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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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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How can we stop the nuisance of smoke drift in a residential apartment building coming from balconies? – Gail, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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Our strata by-law states applications for pet’s can be made to the strata committee. However the committee always vote “no” to all animals. – Pamela, NSW

It is important to read the specific by-law pertaining to keeping of pets. If you are a tenant, permission must first …

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Can we forbid smoking in the building? – Melinda, NSW

Refer to your by-laws: In most strata plans, the by-laws can define smoking related rules so that everyone can enjoy their …

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Is my strata responsible for cleaning up branches and plants that are obstructing the pathways? – Debra, NSW

Is my strata responsible for cleaning up branches and plants that are obstructing the pathways, cleaning the rails of the staircase …

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How many days in one spell may a visitor remain in the visitor only parking area? – Don, NSW

Most strata properties have by-laws on visitor parking, which if breached, penalties can apply. Therefore, it’s important to check with the …

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What can I do if cigarette smoke drifts into my apartment from a neighbouring apartment? – Jill, NSW

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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