This question about common property boundary lines has been answered by Jan Browne, Whittles Strata Partners.
Question: Due to a water leak at our building between the internal walls of two units, we are trying to locate the common property boundary lines. Is there a resource to assist for ACT Strata Schemes?
We have a water leak at our building between the internal walls of two units. We are trying to locate the common property boundary lines. Is this part of a water pipe “common property” or “within boundary walls”, and hence who is responsible for fixing the problem? Is it the Body Corporate’s responsibility?
We located this link to NSW Fair Trading: Repairs and maintenance in a strata scheme. Is there a similar resource for strata schemes in the ACT?
I’m looking forward to hearing your advice.
Answer: There has been a set of Fact Sheets developed by Justice and Community Safety (JACS).
Unfortunately, ACT does not have the resources of NSW. There has been a set of Fact Sheets developed by Justice and Community Safety (JACS): Unit Title FactSheets.
See FactSheet #4 Class A Units and FactSheet #5 Class B Units in ACT. For detailed information on Class A & Class B Units in the ACT, take a look at this page from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate – Planning: Unit Titles. Class A is traditionally units and Class B is Town House developments. One development is vertical, the other horizontal.
Hopefully, in time a booklet similar to NSW Strata Living could be developed by ACT.
This post appears in Strata News #194.
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This article is not intended to be personal advice and you should not rely on it as a substitute for any form of advice.