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External reno on strata title

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Username86, 16th Jul, 2016.

  1. Username86

    Username86 Well-Known Member

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    We are starting to look for a property for a reno in WA and we wondering if there is any complications or considerations if the property is attached or semi-detached. I would guess that in the case of body corp then there would be an approval process but when there isn't a body corp is there any laws that determine what can be done. ie cement render or painting one side of a common wall. Thanks
     
  2. thatbum

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    That kind of stuff generally requires a majority or all strata lot owners to agree - so depending on the strata scheme, could be close to impossible.

    EDIT: Although I should add it might not be a problem at all in certain survey strata setups. My advice is to learn the different types of strata schemes and your rights in each scenario. There's a landgate manual about it available online I believe.
     
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  3. Username86

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    Thanks. Ill look it up.
     
  4. Username86

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    So for a simple duplex you would need to get permission from the owner next door? Has anyone had any problems with neighbours objecting to improvements before?
     
  5. Marg4000

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    It may not be the improvements they object to. Unless done very well, alterations to one side could well devalue both.
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  6. thatbum

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    Yeah I see it all the time. I remember advising a recent owner who was willing to pay to upgrade everything - the other owner literally just had to sign and do nothing - and it was still being refused permission.