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Owners Guide to Cosmetic and Minor Works

Owners Guide to Cosmetic and Minor Works

Different rules apply as to the permissions required from the owners corporation for owner works to the lot and common property depending on the nature of the renovation proposed.

There is a three tier regime provided under the Strata Schemes Management Act with the level of consent from the owners corporation escalating at each stage.

  • Cosmetic works (no consent)
  • Minor works (owners corporation general resolution)
  • Other works (owners corporation special resolution)

It should be noted that minor and other works require the convening of an extraordinary meeting (or consideration at the annual general meeting) of the owners corporation unless a by law has been registered authorising the strata committee to approve the application.

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