Is Your Landlord Planning Strata Renovations?

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Is your landlord planning to do strata renovations – cosmetic, minor or major?

Did you know in NSW there are different rules that your landlords must follow for the 3 types of renovations when renovating their strata apartment?

1. Cosmetic Work

Landlords can generally do cosmetic work without approval from the owners corporation however this will depend on the types of renovation by-laws in place. Be sure to check what by-laws apply in their strata scheme as the owners corporation could have changed what is classified as cosmetic work or have a renovation by-law requiring approval to do cosmetic work.

2. Minor Renovations

If your landlord is planning to carry out minor renovations, then approval from the owners corporation is required.

Project plans, a timeline and details of all qualified trades or contractors who will carry out the minor renovations are also required to be submitted for approval. All lot owners will then vote on the project at an Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting – the landlord will need over 50 percent in favour for the project to proceed.

3. Major Renovations

For major renovations you must obtain approval by a special resolution (a 75% majority) at a meeting of the owners corporation, and a special renovation by-law is also required to authorise the work.

Again, project plans, a timeline and details of all qualified trades or contractors who will carry out the major renovations will need to be also provided to seek approval.

Does Your Landlord Require a Renovation By-law?

We have significant expertise developing renovation by-laws for strata, company, and community living.

  • We have been developing renovation by-laws for 40+ years.
  • We know whether you will require a by-law for renovations for owners corporation approval.
  • We guarantee within 7 days you will receive the right renovation by-law.
  • We also understand that you ‘may’ need your renovation by-law urgently for an upcoming strata meeting – just let us know, we will make it happen.

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Do you require a renovation by-law or any other strata or property legal advice? Contact us here now, we’re happy to help.

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