Common property

Can the body corporate declare umbrellas and awnings on balconies as dangerous and prohibit them? – Margaret, QLD

Our body corporate committee has declared umbrellas on balconies dangerous and must they be removed. Also, they say no awning or …

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What is the responsibility of the owner who has exclusive use of a common area in a strata property? – John, NSW

What is the responsibility of the owner who has exclusive use of the area and that of the strata? if defect …

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Are external security doors the body corporate’s responsibilities? – Kim, QLD

Are external security doors part of the body corporate responsibilities? My unit is first floor and easily accessible for break ins. …

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Are balconies and gardens common property or part of our lot? – Barry, NSW

We are an owner of a ground floor unit that has a big outdoor balcony and garden area. Are our balconies …

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If our garage door is common property, who is responsible for the remote? – Ferdinand, NSW

Our garage door seems to be part of common property. What is the status of the remote control and the electric …

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Are the floors, walls and lights of a balcony body corporate responsibility? – Jeffrey, QLD

Are the floors, walls and lights of a balcony a body corporate responsibility? I know in our unit block no one …

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Can I get reimbursed by the owners corporation for getting my balcony entrance door fixed at my end? – Sybille, NSW

I had problems opening the balcony door, so I had to get a repairman and paid 100 AUD to get it …

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Can a strata committee change common property without approval? – Joan, NSW

The committee has changed common property without owners corporation approval. They have put up a sign on common property without calling …

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Who is responsible for repair costs relating to retaining walls between my villa and common property? Greg, NSW

If it’s part of common property under a strata scheme, your strata committee would be responsible for maintaining this. It depends …

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