How is a strata building’s colour scheme decided by owners? Warwick, NSW

If there are conflicting views about any decision such as a choice of colours for a refurbishment of the building – how is it decided ? If there are five owners , does a simple majority view carry or is there a necessity to have some majority proportion? Warwick, NSW

Typically changes to the look of common property such as re-painting a building go before your body corporate committee for approval, which is the perfect opportunity for to raise concerns about the colour scheme.

Decisions on works such as this are typically made at the general meeting or via special resolution so be sure you are active in these processes to have your say!

In NSW, committee decisions and special resolutions are generally passed with a minimum of 75% approval, so others will have to share your views about the re-painting the building.

Read another FAQ answers on painting common property here