If my shower is leaking through the floor and wall, is this a strata problem and is this covered financially by my strata? – Vanessa, NSW
Q: If my shower is leaking through the floor and wall, is this a strata problem and is this covered financially by my strata?
A: This matter can be quite complicated, and the party responsible for payment will depend on where exactly the leak in the shower is occurring. We recommend checking your strata plan to find where the boundaries of your lot start and end.
Using this information, if the leak is occurring within areas that are considered your lot, it will be your responsibility to pay. These areas are generally within the walls of the lot and may include things such as pipes or shower fittings you are able to see.
If the leak is coming from areas considered as common property (such as pipes behind your walls) it may be considered owners corporation property. If this is the case, the resonsbility to pay will be with your owners corporation.
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