I live in a apartment and would like to know if the owners corporation is responsible in obtaining a quotation for and to oversee the vent fan in my bathroom. – Anka, NSW
Q: I live in an apartment and would like to know if the owners corporation is responsible for obtaining a quotation for, and overseeing the installation of, the vent fan in my bathroom. There’s almost certainly a duct between the fan and the outlet grille that’s fitted to the external wall, and if that’s not properly connected then the moisture-laden air from my bathroom will rise up the wall cavity, and very likely cause damage.
A: This would depend on a number of factors including the by-laws in place for the scheme, any notations on the registered strata plan and if the duct services just your fan/apartment. We recommend speaking with your strata manager as this will vary from property to property.