Is the Body Corporate responsible for repairs to balcony tiles. – Danny, QLD

Hello Danny, this may depend on whether the balcony area is on common property or private property. If it is on common property, your body corporate may be responsible for the repairs. However, if it is on private property, it is the owner’s responsibility. You may wish to check the building plans to determine if the balcony area in question is common property or not. Before you undertake any repairs and renovations, you should get body corporate approval – they will be able to offer you more clarity on the nature of repairs – whether it is major, minor or may affect the structure and appearance of the lot. They should also be able to explain who takes care of the repairs and subsequent maintenance. Hope this helps!