By-laws

I live in an apartment and I would like to get a dog. Do I need approval before I bring the dog home? – Cassandra, VIC

Answer: Since you’re living in an apartment, the decision will be determined by the owners corporation and its pet by-laws. You …

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My tenanted neighbours are very noisy and do not make an effort address my concern. This is affecting my sleep and health. What can I do? – Aditi, NSW

A new tenant moved into the apartment upstairs and is making excessive noise. I never had this issue with the previous …

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How many tradesman car parking spaces should be allowed per building? – Jeanette, QLD

You may find this information in your by-laws specific to your property type.
The Community Management Statement (CMS) recorded for the body …

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What is the committee’s or body corporate’s role and extent of powers in enforcing by-laws? – Jason, QLD

What can the committee of the complex really do apart from sending letters to people for not following the by-laws? Are …

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If my landlord allows me to list a spare room on Airbnb, can the body corporate stop me? – Aroha, QLD

Bodies corporate cannot restrict how a lot owner chooses to utilise their private property or what type of residential use its …

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What can be done if cigarette smoke blowing into our apartment and I’m not sure which apartment it is coming from? – Lynn, QLD

It’s hard to restrict someone from smoking within the premises of their own private property. In body corporate living, all owners …

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When people next door smoke, it fills my unit and I have to close the door. Is there nothing I can do about stopping smoke drifting in to my apartment? – Helen, QLD

Owning body corporate property is all about community living, but the fact is all owners have a right to enjoy their …

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Cigarette smoke from neighbours apartments gets into mine. I’m an asthmatic and this causes me constant issues. What can I do? – Nicole, QLD

Unfortunately, its hard to restrict people from smoking within their own property as all owners have the right to enjoy their …

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What can I do if neighbours smoke on their balcony and it drifts into my house? – Marie, NSW

You may wish to find out where they are when they’re smoking. If your neighbours are smoking on their own private …

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What can I do to prevent smoke from drifting into my townhouse? – Rhonda, NSW

Smoke drift is a common strata problem. If your neighbour is smoking within the boundaries of their property, your owners corporation …

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Can someone smoke on the balcony of their strata property? – Maria, NSW

If your balcony is part of your private property or common property with exclusive use rights, you may not have any …

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