Question: Our Owners Corporation will not repair the two failing hot water systems at our scheme. Are the Owners Corporation being irresponsible in failing to maintain these items?
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Question: The minority lot owner in a three lot scheme has progressively taken over the common property garden with pots and garden furniture. No approval was sought.
Question: There has been a proposal for ground floor units to take a 99 year lease on the common property at the rear of their units. Does this mean that part of the common property has been disposed of?
Question: In a group of 3 strata units whose responsibility is it to maintain the front nature strip regarding mowing? The front unit who faces onto the nature strip or the owners of all the units?
Question: We have a wheelchair/disable chair lift installed. Shouldn’t every owner be entitled to a key? It was installed to assist all residents and therefore should be part of their entitlements.
Question: Is there a recent Victorian ruling related to expense recovery / cost allocation to the effect that the cost recovery of improvements made by the committee must only be allocated only to Lot Owners who benefit from the common property in question?
Question: My balcony’s waterproofing was tested and I received advice that I would have to replace the membrane on the entire balcony (cost of $80 000+). What options do I have?
Question: I have a water leak which appears to have originated from the balcony above. Do I need to contact my neighbour myself? What can I do if they refuse access to have the leak investigated?
Question: What are or aren’t residents permitted to do in common areas? How can we arrange residents working bees to clean and secure areas that are not covered on maintenance contracts without stepping on the Owners Corporation toes?
Question: For exterior lighting in common areas, would sensor lights which come on only when they detect motion be OHS compliant?