Question: Who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of outdoor lights on each of the townhouse walls in both front and back yard? These external lights were installed when the townhouses were originally built.
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There appears to be growing concern about improvements by individual lot owners to the common property at schemes. The main complaint involves alterations to the balconies including the balustrades, and significant alterations to common property car parks subject to exclusive use.
Question: Is the Queensland Government’s compulsory construction works insurance premium fair, or is this revenue grab?
Question: Our committee is divided in regard to the issue of compliance with the new QLD smoke alarm laws. Is it the lot owner’s or body corporate’s responsibility to ensure all units have compliant smoke alarms?
Question: We have a storage cage in an underground car park. There is a huge leak above it which has destroyed my property. I have been informed that nothing will be compensated due to the cage being in a wet area. Is that legal?
Question: The magnetic door holder on the front door of an apartment does not comply with the fire code. Why is this and when did the ruling come into effect? It has been installed for 20 years and has never been an issue.
Question: Can one and the same person hold the position of Secretary and Chairperson on the strata council? From what I have read, this acceptable in QLD and possibly NSW, but is it permitted in WA?