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  • #55208
    Babs
    Flatchatter

    A lot owner has converted her garage into a gym where she allows a friend to operate a business as a personal trainer.

    No permission was sought from the owners corporation.

    Thank you for your help with this.

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  • #55226
    kaindub
    Flatchatter

    Additionally you can contact the local  council and enquire about the requirements for home based businesses. Certain businesses are regulated by the local council and need approvals, one of which would be required from the OC.

    #55214
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Firstly, is the garage a lot or common property? If it’s the latter, you have a lot more say but it ‘s not essential.

    Then you have to look at your by-laws concerning change of use.

    Then you need to look at the council DA, and whether or not your garages are only to be used for car parking and/or storage, also with an eye on change of use.

    Then you need to contact your strata insurer to see if this requires additional cover (which should be paid by the garage owner).

    Finally, check for anything that’s been bolted to the floor, walls or ceiling as they will almost certainly be common property and so should have had permission at the very least.

    You may also find that by-laws relating to the appearance of a lot or common property could come into play here.

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