Q: Do I need to put a renovations form in before changing a ceiling light to a ceiling fan?
Do I need to submit a renovations form before changing a ceiling light to a ceiling fan? – Stephanie, NSW
A: From the Strata Schemes Management Act perspective, seeking approval is not required unless the fixtures are recessed within the ceiling cavity. If this is the case, the recess will typically be considered common area and will require approval in a general meeting and possible by-law registration.
We recommend reviewing the registered by-laws of your scheme, as there may be conditions regarding works relating to the inside of your unit. Your Strata Managing Agent should also be able to provide guidance.