Strata property matters

How can the owners corporation get non-paying owners to pay their levies on time? – Gwen, NSW

The owners corporation must take every step to ensure they’ve contacted and reminded the non-paying owners to make them aware of …

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I live at a building with repeated water damage – what are the reasons for my building’s insurance excess rising? – Kathryn, VIC

The insurance excess may change anytime and it is negotiated using a number of factors, the one carrying the most weight …

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Is a strata committee responsible for taking action against bullying? – Joan, NSW

If residents and owners in a strata complex are being harassed, intimidated, bullied and victimised by another owner in the complex, …

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How can I use a visitor parking space that is on common property next to the side gate of my strata townhouse? – Daniel, NSW

I live in a NSW townhouse of a 14 unit complex. My townhouse has a side access and side access gate. …

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My property by-laws ban riding of bicycle on the common property, and I find them to be unreasonable. When are by-laws invalid, what are my options? – Robert, QLD

My daughter and her friends enjoy riding their bicycles, but we have a by-law that bans riding of bicycle on the …

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Is there a list of body corporate rules or are they just made up? – Lorna, QLD

By-laws are a set of rules that a body corporate makes to control and manage:

the common property
body corporate assets services and …

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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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