Just wondering if a by-law that increases the contribution schedule for lots that choose to use the pool in a strata property. Also, can a by-law stop a real estate agent form putting a sign up? And can I be told not to use the lift at certain times to move furniture? – Grant, NSW
Q: Hi, Got a difficult owner in a unit block. Have a few questions. Hope you can help.
Just wondering if a by-law that increases the contribution schedule for lots that choose to use the pool in a strata property.
Also, can a by-law stop a real estate agent form putting a sign up? And can I be told not to use the lift at certain times to move furniture? Any help would be appreciated
A: If you are having issues with a neighbour, it’s always best to have open communication with them to reach a compromise and promote a peaceful community living experience for everyone in your strata scheme. If these talks are not effective, you may wish to call on your strata manager or committee for mediation.
For the contribution schedule: If only certain lots are allowed to use the pool then a common property rights by-law may be put in place, meaning only those lots pay.
About signs: generally speaking, the placement of for sale or for lease signs is detailed in the by-laws, they may be permitted, permitted only be request or not permitted at all.
In regards to the lift: only if there is a specific by-law stating that you are only allowed to use the lift at certain times for the specific purpose of moving furniture or a by-law that says the committee can put in place rules or procedures for such use. If no such by-law exists you will be free to use it as per your requirements. It is very important to note, however, that you shouldn’t be using it in a way that can affect your neighbours with issues such as noise or inconveniences or cause damage to property. Please also be aware of health and safety practices so that you don’t injure yourself or those around you.