This question about strata maintenance Adelaide and who repairs the roof has been answered by Tyson D’Sylva, Ace Body Corporate Management.
Question: We have a few bent roof panels. Are we responsible for the repair of the roof or is this something our strata should be paying for?
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Our strata building has six suites and we own and occupy two of them.
We’ve been told there are some slightly bend roofing panels above one of our suites. We are unsure about how to proceed. Who is responsible for the upkeep of the building? Who should pay for the repair of the roof?
Answer: Strata legislation states that the corporation must maintain the integrity of the buildings / strata scheme, meaning that in most cases the externals of the building is the corporations responsibility.
Maintenance in a strata corporation is always a point of discussion as owners ask the question “why should I have to pay for another person’s repairs?”.
The strata legislation states that the corporation must maintain the integrity of the buildings / strata scheme, meaning that in most cases the externals of the building is the corporations responsibility.
Some strata corporations have made their own resolutions that deem owners to pay for certain sections based on reasons that have been approved at an AGM of the corporation.
You will need to check what has been agreed by your corporation by checking the minutes or talking to your strata manager.
Otherwise, check what has been the case with other unit repairs. If they have paid their own, then most likely you will have to pay the cost to repair your roof.
Please note, if you have added anything to the structure this would be solely your expense to repair.
If the answer / the way to proceed is still not clear for you, then the best thing to do is have the repairs fixed and raise this matter at the next AGM. This process will give you a clear way on how to proceed.
This post appears in Strata News #155.
This article is not intended to be personal advice and you should not rely on it as a substitute for any form of advice.
Are you interested in more about strata maintenance Adelaide or information particular to SA legislation? Visit our FactSheet: Maintenance and Common Property OR FactSheet: Strata Information South Australia.