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Strata Law, they took my window out

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 11th Aug, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    This is one of the reasons I never buy strata.
     
  3. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    there are pros and cons living in strarta.

    some of them, you already mentioned!
     
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  5. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Yes darling :rolleyes: love you too sweethearto_O
     
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    First PC love match?;)
     
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    So u altered the outside of your apartment which clearly js in breach of strata laws, then you force them to fix it externally which no doubt would have cost them (and by extension you)) a lot more money and now youre whining and moaning about the downside of apartment living?

    Newsflash - if there were less overly entitled clowns out there likke you there would be a lot less strata problems. You want freedom to do what u want go buy a house. If not grow up and learn to be a bit more bloody reasonable
     
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  8. pinkboy

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    Public Servant living on taxpayers purse.

    Say no more.

    pinkboy
     
  9. vtt

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    DH Boy whether you are in the right or in the wrong I totally agree that living in strata is awful. People that complain about ridiculous crap and waste the OC money and time are the worst offenders. People who use the visitors parking space because they have more cars than parking spots so there's nowhere for the real visitors to park. That seriously annoys me.

    I am surprised though that you were unaware of the balcony issue. Do you receive the minutes of the AGM? With a big issue like this one it surely would have been discussed there or at the very least by the EC and you should have access to those minutes as well.

    There are definite benefits to living in a house!

    vtt
     
  10. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    No I wasnt aware the balcony was common property.
     
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    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I wasn't aware that facts were grounds for hate.:rolleyes:

    Carry on DB. You're a great troll.

    pinkboy
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked whether there's a ROW through your lounge room to access the common areas?
    Can anyone have a party on your balcony?
    Do the cleaners look after these areas?
    Can they book you for parking on the common areas?
     
  13. Darlinghurst Boy

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    Im not sure I understand you Scott?
     
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    If it is common area, how do the other members of the BC access your party balcony?
     
  15. Darlinghurst Boy

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    No your right :) :D They have to do it via a crane lift , strange a balcony can be Common Area as you said theres no right of way .

    they had the Crane lift with the Secretary of the Strata going up and down checking everyones balcony last weekend.
    He 's a stern looking man with thick black glasses looking for anything as he says "out of order":rolleyes:

    Apparently I wasnt the only one some even got busted for growing plants on their balcony by the fun police , no plants, no laundry , oh well Welcome to Strata.:eek: