Step 1 Draft the By-Law
Using DIY By-Laws you can easily add your lot details, select what areas you are renovating and attach the relevant plans to create a by-law and motion instantly! Your by-law will describe any impact there may be to common property (for example, waterproofing in bathroom, moving plumbing or external walls).
Step 4 The General Meeting
Your motion will be discussed at the AGM and details will be reviewed. Then a vote will be taken by all owners attending (and via proxy) the AGM on your motion. This will be specially resolved and you will get approval or could be asked to provide changes or more detail. A majority vote will get this approved.
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What do I own and what is Common Property? One of the main questions we get from strata owners is, why do I need approval to renovate? Having a clear understanding of your strata plan, lot and common property can explain what you own and what you share. It is important for lot owners to […]
If you are renovating your strata unit, you may require approval from your local council. Whether you will require council approval or not will depend on: the kind of renovations you plan on doing; and the requirements of the local council in your area. Approval requirements will vary from council to council. It is always […]
If you are planning renovations to your strata unit, you may need to complete a development application (“DA”) to obtain local council approval. You may also need the owners corporation of your strata scheme to consent to your DA. When is consent not required? If your renovations are all within the boundaries of your lot […]
When Owners wish to undertake renovations to their lots, the approval process has been simplified under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (“SSMA 2015”) and Regulations under that SSMA 2015. To ensure that this process is easy and manageable this article shall provide you with information regarding what to expect when you seek to get […]
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