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    AvatarFelix
    Flatchatter

    This concerns a 32 unit strata in NSW.

    Approval was given at a EGM for the owner to renovate their apartment and to replace the doors and windows at their expense,

    The doors and windows were to be the same as the previous doors and windows in appearance, colour, and style and to be the same design as the other doors and windows already in the Strata since inception.

    However the W & D have been installed and they are not in keeping with the W&D already in the building.

    The difference mainly being in the fixed panel of glass being twice the width of the others and also some other issues.

    In the past the EC has not enforced some by-laws where Owners just did what they wanted with no permission granted and some Owners are concerned that this will happen again.

    In the past the appearance of the building was changed and the same thing is being incurred now.

    What can be done about this now?

    And in anticipation that the EC doesn’t do anything about it, what are the options for the Owners to consider ?

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  • #25654
    AvatarFelix
    Flatchatter
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    This topic was submitted 6 days ago and hasn’t been replied to yet.

    Is there some reason that it hasn’t been answered/

    Thanks

    #25655
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Sorry, sometimes these things just slip through the net.

    If there was a written or minuted agreement that the doors and windows would be in keeping with the rest of the building, propose a motion to your strata committee that the owner is in breach of the agreements  and should replace the doors and windows with appropriate designs.

    If the committee refuses to act, you can take the committee to NCAT under a section 138 asking for order compelling them to take action. ¬†Usually, telling them that you intend to do that gets them moving as it’s an double hit – they have to defend the Tribunal action and still have to go through the hassles of forcing the owner to remedy their renovation.

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