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Is splitting a a room a strata concern?
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goldy11
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A NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (exempt and Complying Development Codes)2008 states in subdivision 26 Minor building alteration (internal) that,( in part), a development must not include a change to the configuration of a room.

To do so requires council approval.

An owner in our block has added a wall to change a one bedroom unit to a two bedroom unit without approval. Our manager said that it is not a strata concern.

So why not a strata concern? Surely the change (if approved) should be registered with LPI and their unit entitlement increased to fall in line with a two bedroom unit.

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What a slack strata manager you have.

Of course it’s a strata concern.  The council is unlikely to approve the change without strata approval – so how can it not be a strata concern?  Obviously there is going to be increased use of common propery with the maximum number of people allowed in a unit based on the number of bedrooms.

Make your objections known to the council … and start looking for a strata manager who doesn’t object to doing a bit of work for their money.

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Also have a look at this thread

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