Is the landlord responsible for noisy tenants? – Jessie, NSW

While landlords are not legally liable for enforcing noise standards, it is their responsibility to ensure their tenants are maintaining decorum in the strata property. Since everyone has a right to enjoy their strata property in the best possible way, noise control is a key aspect of strata living. So your by-laws mostly cover the points on what’s acceptable and what’s not.

As per your state law, strata residents are required to have a copy of the by-laws within the first 14 days of moving in. The landlord can coordinate with the committee to make sure a copy of the by-laws are made available to tenants once they move it. They can also outline guidelines and rules in the tenancy agreement. If you’re letting out your property in the short term, your guests should also be aware of strata by-laws and rules.

You may read this article to know more about your by-laws.