How do I go about having an air conditioning unit installed in accordance with strata laws? Irene, NSW

The rules and requirements regarding installing air-conditioning varies from property to property. There may be a by-law in place as there will likely be the need to alter common property and because the condenser may be visible from outside your lot. The by-laws may have criteria considering decibel volume, when a tradespersons can be on site, where an air conditioner can be installed and restrictions around what companies can be used to install the unit.

If your building does not have a by-law in place one may need to be introduced. Further approval from council may be required to meet environmental protection laws. To determine the most appropriate course of action check with the strata and/or building manager of the property.