The individual front doors in our apartment block were recently replaced. They are all the same size and yet what each unit paid was based on the sq metres of each apartment. Is this correct, as it does not seem fair for the same product. – Tina, QLD

Hi Tina, the contributions levied on the owner of each lot are based on the contribution schedule lot entitlements, unless the legislation says otherwise. The contribution schedule lot entitlements are used to calculate each owner’s share of most body corporate costs. This schedule of lot entitlements are listed in the community management statement recorded for the scheme. One exception is building insurance, whereby insurance payments for owners in a building plan are based on the interest schedule lot entitlements, not the contribution schedule lot entitlements.