Strata property matters

What can I do about my neighbour’s cigarette smoke coming into my apartment? – Carolyn, NSW

While cigarette smoke is a nuisance for non-smokers, the fact is, every owner has a right to enjoy their property in …

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Internal cracks have appeared in my home and body corporate has refused to pay for repairs. What are my rights here? – Lisa, NSW

Before you get any repairs or renovations done by yourself, the first step is to get in touch with your strata …

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What can I do if cigarette, cigar and marijuana smoke drifts into my unit from below? – Helen, QLD

For non-smokers, passive smoking is a great health concern. Smoke drift is a common complaint and especially problematic in body corporate …

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I’m very concerned about smoke drift affecting my health. What can I do to stop it? – Gail, QLD

Passive smoking is also a growing health risk and especially harmful in community living as in strata due to the close …

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My spa application has been knocked back. Should I proceed to the tribunal? – Therese, NSW

Your spa application will require certain approvals. The NSW Office of Fair Trading details that any minor or major renovations will …

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My neighbour smokes and smoke drift enters through my balcony. What are my options? – Patricia, NSW

It’s hard to prevent smoke drift from one living space to another in strata apartments as there are common areas and …

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Body corporate won’t allow pet ownership. What can I do? – Margaret, QLD

Although the state laws allow pets, the body corporate may have special rules or by-laws regarding pet ownership and care. The …

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Visitor parking in my building is used permanently by tenants. What can I do? – Jen, NSW

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

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Can someone smoke on the balcony of their strata property? – Maria, NSW

If your balcony is part of your private property or common property with exclusive use rights, you may not have any …

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What are my options to prevent smoke drifting into my strata apartment? – Kane, NSW

It’s hard to prevent smoke drift from one living space to another in strata apartments as there are common areas and …

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Can I be penalised for bringing home a pet in my strata property? – Paul, NSW

Why am I penalised for being a pet owner and unable to move into a property that I want to buy …

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Is the landlord responsible for noisy tenants? – Jessie, NSW

While landlords are not legally liable for enforcing noise standards, it is their responsibility to ensure their tenants are maintaining decorum …

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What is the responsibility of the owner who has exclusive use of a common area in a strata property? – John, NSW

What is the responsibility of the owner who has exclusive use of the area and that of the strata? if defect …

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