I’m top floor unit, we all have skylights recently a cover was blown off and caused by wind. Who’s responsible to pay? – Melissa, NSW

Q: I’m top floor unit 1/4, we all have skylights in the roof. Recently a cover was blown off and broke caused by severe wind.  Who’s responsible to replace and pay?

A: If the skylights are from the original structure, and there is no by-law defining responsibility for an owner, the skylights are likely to be considered Common Property.

In the event of damage from a storm, the Owners Corporation will likely be able to claim the repair from building insurance.

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