Strata property matters

Can the committee restrict owners and residents from participating in general meetings and asking questions? – Michael, NSW

Can the Committee declare that residents (owners) cannot speak at monthly meetings unless they are invited to? At our last AGM, …

Read more

Are the floors, walls and lights of a balcony body corporate responsibility? – Jeffrey, QLD

Are the floors, walls and lights of a balcony a body corporate responsibility? I know in our unit block no one …

Read more

Who is responsible for collecting meeting minutes when meetings and decisions are made via email? – Sue, QLD

Who keeps the minutes for Committee Meetings where the decisions are made via email. Where should the original be kept and …

Read more

Can our building manager or caretaker change the name of our entire complex without owners input nor acknowledgement? – Rose, NSW

Even if they have management rights, can our building manager or caretaker change the name of our entire complex without owners …

Read more

Can I get reimbursed by the owners corporation for getting my balcony entrance door fixed at my end? – Sybille, NSW

I had problems opening the balcony door, so I had to get a repairman and paid 100 AUD to get it …

Read more

Who reviews strata by-laws? Is it the committee or the owners corporation? – John, NSW

The committee prompts and drafts the by-laws and owners corporation reviews and formalises them.
As per law, strata properties are required to …

Read more

Can smoke drift from one strata apartment to another be stopped? – Jenny, NSW

With respect to smoke drift, it’s important to clarify where the person is smoking – if they’re doing so within their …

Read more

What are our rights to stop smoke drift? – Marc, VIC

My neighbour smokes and the smoke wafts all through our house. I have a young daughter and I don’t want her …

Read more

Can body corporate transfer funds between administrative levies and sinking fund levies if the funds are in the same bank account?

Can body corporate have one bank account for administrative levies and sinking fund levies combined, so if administrative levies are short, …

Read more

Can window tinting be refused by strata committee? – Harry, NSW

Can window tinting be refused by the strata committee? Apart from health issues where our bedrooms are reaching temperatures above 50 …

Read more

I recently bought a strata apartment but didn’t receive any notification regarding levy payment on moving in. What should I do? – Jenna, NSW

I’ve recently bought an apartment about 6 weeks ago and have not heard anything from strata. I am worried I may …

Read more

If a car is illegally parked on common property, can the owners corporation have it towed? – Lily, NSW

Your owners corporation cannot get the vehicle towed, but here is what they can do:

They may move it to another more …

Read more

How can I find the request to keep a pet form? – Linda, QLD

You may download a pet form pertaining to your state here.
Want to know more about owning and managing pets in your …

Read more

What happens if a community is unable to pay its expenses due to lack of funds caused by owners not paying their levies? – Lisa, NSW

If the owners fail to pay their levies or delay paying them, it can impact the day to day common property …

Read more

Can an owner take legal action against smoke drift? – Bruce, NSW

If an owner is allowing smoke drift, can another owner take legal action against smoke drift or is it required that …

Read more