Forum: Locked out as car park under repair

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: There’s a good old-fashioned strata barney going on over on the Flat Chat Forum. 

It started when a tenant was told by her property manager that the block in which she lives was having its driveway repaired and she would have to find somewhere else to park for a week (at least).

Unfortunately, street parking outside her block is harder to find than a vegan with a meat tray raffle ticket and that’s even before everyone in her block has been locked out.

Also, her insurance is contingent on her parking under cover and the walk from somewhere that she could possibly park is along dark streets and she is, obviously, female.

The response on the Forum has been swung from the unsympathetic, along the lines of “we’re all in this together”, to “you have paid for parking and you should be compensated.”

On which side of the fence are you?  You can follow the discussion HERE.

Elsewhere on the Forum

  • Can we make signing a code of conduct a condition of membership of the strata committee? That’s HERE.
  • Can we delegate one committee member to issue by-law breach notices?  That’s HERE.
  • Can the owners corp expect me to pay a share of the cost of the strata manager attending a tribunal hearing against me?  It depends on the outcome, as you’ll discover HERE.   
  • Fair Trading provides a definitive (almost) answer to the question of whether you can ban dogs based on size.  That’s HERE.
  • Is a leak from a common property wall a strata issue?  The committee says “prove it” HERE.
  • Anybody know a good hydraulics engineer?  That’s HERE.

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    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster

    QUESTION OF THE WEEK: There’s a good old-fashioned strata barney going on over on the Flat Chat Forum.  It started when a tenant was told by her
    [See the full post at: Forum: Locked out as car park under repair]

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    Boronia
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    Not withstanding the difficulties in finding alternative parking, is that reference to the insurance a bit of over reacting? Surely a policy would have some leeway to allow the holder to go away for a couple of days, or even longer. What if they just park in the street to go a restaurant, do they believe their insurance would be void because their car is not at home. From memory, the question asked about garaging includes “normally” in the wording?

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    Jimmy-T
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    From memory, the question asked about garaging includes “normally” in the wording?

    But what precisely do the insurers mean by “normally”?  The best way to find out is to ask.

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