Strata property matters

When and how often can the body corporate elect a member into the committee? – Doug, QLD

At our recent AGM, two members nominated for a vacant position on the Body Corporate of our Building. One of the …

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Can quarterly strata levies be paid in smaller instalments on a weekly or monthly basis? – Guy, NSW

According to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the owners corporation can decide how often levies are collected from lot owners. …

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Do I need body corporate permission to bring home a pet? – Chantelle, QLD

How do I submit a request to my body corporate to allow tenants to have a pet animal? I am finding …

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Do renovations require owners corporation or commitee approval? – Ian, NSW

Depending upon the type of renovation work and where you’re looking to make the changes in a strata property, you might …

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Will neighbouring construction works affect my property? – John, QLD

Our Body Corp committee has recently learned there will be construction works on the immediate neighbouring property. Currently there is only …

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If there is a leak in the roof at a strata complex and it damages the interiors of my property, what do I do? – Joan, NSW

If there is a leak in the roof, or a skylight, at a strata complex and rainwater leaks into the property …

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I would like to paint my back wooden fence. Do I need to make application or notify the body corp? – David, QLD

If the fence is part of the common property, you can make an improvement or change if approved by the committee …

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Does a Body Corporate Community have to pay tax? – Dianne, QLD

Body corporates are treated as public companies under the tax law, and must lodge a tax return for any year in …

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How much is the strata fees per apartment in a large complex with gardens and pool facilities? I just need an approximate value. The complex has 300 units in 9 Apartment blocks. – Nelly, NSW

In addition to the available facilities, number and dimensions of properties, there are a number of factors that could affect the …

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My unit has a leaking cold water pipe under the slab inside the unit. Who is responsible for the repairs? – Kevin, QLD

You need to reach out to your body corporate manager and familiarise yourself with the boundaries of properties. Find out if …

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How do I get a certificate of non-coverage from body corporate? I needed to replace my carpet after the hot water heater burst and the insurance has requested this. – Rob, NSW

You can ask your strata manager to connect directly with their insurance provider, and they should be able to help you …

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Can a body corporate not permit a restaurant owner/renter from putting energy-saving solar panels on the roof to cut down electricity bills? – Judith, QLD

Body corporates may have the power to place restrictions on alterations made to the exterior of a building such as the …

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