For this type of renovation, you need
approval, which the strata committee often gives. The strata committee is
typically given the authority to approve plans, If not, a general meeting vote
will be required for approval. With that in mind, you can write to the
secretary or a strata manager with a request to vote for your changes. And
you’ll need more than half of the votes cast to be able to start your work.
Minor renovations must be approved at an annual general meeting or an
extraordinary general meeting if the strata committee lacks the authority to do
Here is the list of minor renovations that
* Installation of new flooring or replacement, such
as hardwood or tiles.
* Exposing the underlying wooden or other hard
floors by removing carpet.
* A kitchen renovation that also includes flooring.
* Recessed light fittings changed.
* Cabling, wiring, access points, or power
installation and change.
* Installation of a clothesline and rainwater tank.
* Internal walls change.
* Installation of reverse cycle air conditioner and
double or triple glazed windows.
* Installation of ceiling insulation and heat pump.
Again your owner's
corporation has the option to adopt a by-law that expands the list of minor
Keep in mind: Structural changes or property's external appearance changes are not involved
in minor renovations, as well as works that affect waterproofing (e.g bathroom
Here are some other
regulations you need to follow:
* An owner of a lot is required to provide a
written notice to the owner's corporation before getting approval for any minor
* The written notice must include the following
information: the details of the work, the duration, and dates of the work,
information about the people performing the work, including their
qualifications to perform the work, and plans for disposing of any leftover
trash or debris. If you're installing flooring, you should have a certificate
that proves sound insulation.
* The owner is obligated to repair any damage they
caused to the common property because of minor renovations and it should be
done competently and properly.
* Works that require approval under another
regulation or Act are not considered minor renovation.
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