Alterations to Sectional Title Unit

 MAY I FIT AN OUTSIDE AWNING?

As the outer walls form part of the common property, body corporate consent is required. It is common practice to fit awnings to north and west windows and it would be very unreasonable to refuse permission. However, the harmonious appearance rule (rule 68(1 )(iv)) will apply.

 

 MAY I FIT A DIFFERENT TYPE OF FRONT DOOR?

As the front door is visible from common property, in the interests of harmony it must conform to an approved design.

MAY I CHANGE THE STYLE OF MY WINDOWS?

Windows are generally considered to be part of the common property and are always visible from the common property. Therefore, body corporate consent is required, and would probably not be granted.

MAY I ENCLOSE MY BALCONY?

The question regarding enclosing balconies is a very complicated one. A balcony may be:

  • Part of a section.
  • Part of the common property over which the owner has registered exclusive use.
  • Part of the common property over which the owner has rule created |exclusive use.
  • Part of the common property over which exclusive use does not exist.

 

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