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We have a common property car park in our Sydney block with 10 designated unit spaces marked by signs. The signs have been allowed to fall into disrepair and some have gone, so of course tradies and visitors assume they can park in unmarked spots. (We have no visitor parking at all and are 70 metres from street parking.)
This causes disturbing horn-blowing, aggro disputes and inconvenience, especially for one young mum and toddler with a conveniently located parking space who suffer several times each week.
New signs were approved October of last year, more than 6 months ago. I personally have asked at least 3 times for the new signs to be expedited and have been met with replies such as: “The signage is currently in production. Following that they will be installed” and that was today.
It’s unclear whether the Strata Manager, to whom all functions are assigned, or the Strata Committee or the supplier are dragging the chain. When I got a bit loud on the phone about this today through frustation, I was told “if I behaved like this, he wouldn’t speak to me”. It’s a catch 22 🙂 situation.
What can I / we do, please.
How soon is your AGM? You should start making preparations for getting some new blood on the SC, with a view to lighting the proverbial fire under your seemingly inert Strata Manager. New signs may not be enough, and you could look into lockable collapsible barriers as a longer-term solution.
The ACT in Qld says the property is required to be kept in good repair. Signage in good repair fits under this. The current Building Managers Code current best practice guide says if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing within a month. 6 months is too long on either point above so your polite pressure is worth applying. Maybe a quick recap note in nice language reiterating your request, and with reasons why it is warranted will remind them again and create a paper trail. If you have some friends in the building codjule them into asking of the same thing to help make it sound like others are also interested in seeing this done and that it is not just you.
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