I wish to have a spa in my courtyard. Do I need approval from the body corporate? – Doreen, NSW
Q: wish to have a spa in my courtyard. Do I need approval from the body corporate?
A: As outdoor areas in strata properties—including balconies and courtyards—are considered common property, you will need to seek approval from your strata committee before installing a spa.
This will likely involve a general meeting, during which a new by-law will need to be passed by special resolution in order for you to install the spa on common property.
If your strata committee does agree to this, you will also be held responsible for maintenance, repairs and upkeep relating to the area.