I live in a free-standing villa and wish to replace a scum damaged shower screen… Do I need to seek approval of the other 5 Villa owners? – Diana, NSW

Q: I live in a free-standing villa and wish to replace a scum damaged shower screen. There will be no removal of tiles both on the wall or floor and no change in current plumbing. The new screen will fit the same size and placement as the screen being taken out. Do I need to seek approval of the other 5 Villa owners?

 

A: Although it may not be likely, it is still always good practice to notify your neighbours of any repairs/maintenance work being carried out. This may help to ensure you have a smooth experience on the day you/a contractor makes the replacements without anyone questioning the noise (as long as it’s at acceptable levels) and any contractors coming in and out of the property.