NSW who pays for cracks?

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  1. Len

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    We are going to belong to a strata unit block on the 23/6/2020.
    We have a problem with 1 unit that we have been told that has cracks in the entry to the ensuite bathroom. We are told that 1 crack you can put a 50 cent in.
    Will that be the a strata issue or is it a owner issue as it is inside the unit?
    My understanding is that the strata looks after the outside walls not inside the unit?
    Also this is before we are in the strata setup.
    Any ideas

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    What do you propose the strata does about the crack? Cosmetic repair or investigate the cause of the crack?
     
  3. Len

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    Is it up to the strata that has not started yet. Or is it up to the owner of that unit
     
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    Builder?
     
  5. My House QLD

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    Do you mean this is a newly created strata development? Or have you just purchased into a strata complex and about to take possession?
     
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    No the block is 6 years old. And they would like to start a strata setup.
     
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    How many units in the block?
     
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  9. My House QLD

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    I'm not sure who's responsibility it is for the repair if there is currently no strata.
     
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    6 townhouses in the block
     
  11. Michael Mitchell

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    It's a tough one, building movement (strata) has caused the [probable] superficial cracking inside the lot; due to small nature in cost and stuffing around, it's not really worth trying to go down body corp insurance route and probably something you just wear yourself - tradie can use flexible products to anticipate further movement in future.
     
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    The strata bylaws should state what is body corporate or not.
    How is it 6yo and no strata yet ?
    Was it owned by a single owner who is now selling off each individual lot ?
    If it is existing issue and pre strata/settlement I'd push it back to the existing owner to rectify prior to settlement.......
    Otherwise as per @Michael Mitchell