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An owner in our Strata plan has been threatening to take us to the tribunal for not repairing their balcony. The balcony was inspected by engineers, who carried out major remedial to our building, and they deemed that the repairs requested were of a cosmetic nature and there was no problem with the waterproofing unlike other balconies that were refurbished.
The owner claims that the faulty balcony above, which was fixed, caused staining to their tiles and are so stained can’t be cleaned. We believe that their tenants’ pot plants and general wear and tear have contributed to the stains.
They are requesting for a full rip up re-waterproof and re-tile and even wanting the rendering of a wall which has visible efflorescence and which they claim contributed to the stains. This issue is being vigorously pursued by her managing agent.
We have offered a paving paint treatment to refurbish the stained balcony tiles which they don’t really want to accept and are pushing for a full makeover which we think is unfair. There is a belief among the committee members that the owner wants to achieve a higher rent or possibly a better sale price with a new balcony.
Any thoughts flatchatters or experts?
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