This article discussing window locks and who is responsible has been provided by Adrian Mueller, JS Mueller & Co.
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Another new law
Within the month, owners corporations must comply with another new law – window safety devices (window locks).
In NSW, window safety devices must be installed on certain windows by 13 March 2018 otherwise owners corporations may face hefty fines if requirements are not met by the due date.
Frequently asked questions about the window locks law
- Can an owners corporation force lot owners to install window safety devices by making a new by-law?
- Can the owners corporation force lot owners to maintain and repair window safety devices after they are installed if there is no by-law in place?
- If there is no by-law in place, who is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of window safety devices?
- And if there is no by-law in place, who is responsible for the costs associated with deliberate damage and /or removal of the window safety devices?
A window safety devices by-law will ensure the rules are clear should any of the above circumstances and more arise.
For NSW by-laws advice please contact us here or call 02 9562 1266, we’re happy to assist.
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