NSW Ceiling Insulation in Free Standing Strata Unit

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Edward Law, 7th May, 2020.

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Do you get approval from OC for minor renovation of stand-alone villa/townhouse ?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. No for cabling (telephone etc.), Yes for others

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  1. Edward Law

    Edward Law New Member

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    Hi,

    According to the new (2017?) law in NSW, installation of ceiling insulation is minor renovation, which requires approval from owner corporate.

    I live in a free-standing strata unit (villa?). I am thinking of installing new ceiling insulation as none exists except the reflective foil (which I won't remove).

    I'd like to know what I can do if the OC is taking months to give approval (the legislation says, OC cannot unreasonably withhold the approval but does not provide a time-frame) ?

    Regards,
     
  2. bunkai

    bunkai Well-Known Member

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    Just send them a letter with a deadline or... Would they even know?
     
  3. Edward Law

    Edward Law New Member

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    They probably won't but I want as much things to be kosher as possible.