Strata property matters

How many tradesman car parking spaces should be allowed per building? – Jeanette, QLD

You may find this information in your by-laws specific to your property type.
The Community Management Statement (CMS) recorded for the body …

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What is the committee’s or body corporate’s role and extent of powers in enforcing by-laws? – Jason, QLD

What can the committee of the complex really do apart from sending letters to people for not following the by-laws? Are …

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If my landlord allows me to list a spare room on Airbnb, can the body corporate stop me? – Aroha, QLD

Bodies corporate cannot restrict how a lot owner chooses to utilise their private property or what type of residential use its …

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What are my rights when cigarette smoke drifts into our apartment or excludes us from enjoying our balcony? – Linda, QLD

Cigarette smoke drift is a common complaint in body corporate properties, due to the close proximity of living arrangements. The actions …

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Who is responsible for installing and paying for a waterproof membrane in a leaking shower recess in a property built before waterproof membranes were required under the BCA? – Marilyn, NSW

In New South Wales, waterproofing is categorised as a major renovation work. Also, walls and shared plumbing are generally part of …

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What can be done if cigarette smoke blowing into our apartment and I’m not sure which apartment it is coming from? – Lynn, QLD

It’s hard to restrict someone from smoking within the premises of their own private property. In body corporate living, all owners …

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When people next door smoke, it fills my unit and I have to close the door. Is there nothing I can do about stopping smoke drifting in to my apartment? – Helen, QLD

Owning body corporate property is all about community living, but the fact is all owners have a right to enjoy their …

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Cigarette smoke from neighbours apartments gets into mine. I’m an asthmatic and this causes me constant issues. What can I do? – Nicole, QLD

Unfortunately, its hard to restrict people from smoking within their own property as all owners have the right to enjoy their …

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Only one person on our strata board disagrees with allowing pets. How can I get this rule re-assessed? – Yaisha, NSW

Q: I am a renter and have just found out that there is only one person on our entire strata board …

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How to lodge a complaint against a strata manager for carrying out installation work on the property without owners corporation approval or due procedure? – Colin, NSW

How do I officially lodge a complaint about a strata manager who has approved payment (expenditure), for a large and expensive …

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What can I do if neighbours smoke on their balcony and it drifts into my house? – Marie, NSW

You may wish to find out where they are when they’re smoking. If your neighbours are smoking on their own private …

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