How can I get an electrician to check who is responsible (owners corporation or owner) to replace the cotton wiring above the ceiling of my apartment? – Gloria, NSW
Q: How can I get an electrician to check who is responsible (owners corporation or owner) to replace the cotton wiring above the ceiling of my apartment?
A: A good place to start is to check either your by-laws or your strata plan. This will outline whether the cotton wiring above the ceiling is considered common property, or lot owner property.
If it falls under common property, your owners corporation are responsible for the replacements. However, if the area is considered lot owner property, the responsibility will fall upon the owner.
Generally speaking, areas outside the airspace of your lot will be considered owners corporation responsibility as it falls under common property. It is highly recommended that you check first, however, so you can be absolutely certain of where the responsibilities lie. It may be a good idea to reach out to your strata committee or strata manager for further assistance.
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