Just to let everyone know the most negative thing of living in a Strata is the Owners committee who tell you what plants to put on your balcony what color to paint it etc. Recently they took out my balcony window I had installed to stop the rain and cold and damn pigeons. They had to do this from outside as I denied them entry.they had a crane lift, all that trouble to take out my window not hurting anyone. Their intention is to put wire mesh on everyones balcony, going to look great isnt it living in a chicken cage, crazy By Laws you will live under with Strata living. Contrary to belief the Balcony is not yours. Even the Air Conditioning is not ours , which has its plus points i guess. Even if your carpet is damaged from leaking ceiling they are not responsible for your carpet either, you either pay yourself or claim on Home Contents insurance. Next year they will be given greater powers to issue you with fines for noise and parking. Welcome to Strata Living .