Can I install fly screens to windows, screen security door to front door and screen door to the balcony without going to strata? – Carolyn, NSW

Q: Can I install fly screens to windows, screen security door to front door and screen door to the balcony without going to strata?

 

A: It’s probably best to start by checking your property’s by-laws. You may find your by-laws allow for the installation of security screens without strata approval, as long they comply with fire safety standards and also keep with the appearance of the rest of the property. If your by-laws do not specify that this is allowed, you will need to approach the strata committee for permission.