Flat Chat Strata Forum Strata Committees Current Page

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #73686
    Loco
    Flatchatter

      Hi,

      I am an owner that has sold and have contacted body Corp to inform them I will be moving out and a truck will be parked to remove contents.

      I was told it would be put to committee as to if I could do this.

      I have two controlling retired people on each side who dictate – can they dictate my final move out?

      QLD

       

       

       

      • This topic was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by .
    Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
    • Author
      Replies
    • #73749
      David Ng
      Flatchatter

        While they can try, it comes down to what can they really do.

        Your truck may cause some problems for awhile, but once it’s loaded and gone then so are you.

        The recalcitrant committee members can huff and puff all they want, but you wont be there to hear it.

        It just goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.

         

        #73754
        Jimmy-T
        Keymaster

          It just goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.

          One of my favourite quotes – but what’s the good deed in this scenario/

          And for the record, it’s a courtesy to let people know when you’ll be blocking the driveway and clogging up the lift so that they can, for instance, avoid having two moves in at the same time.

          We have a by-law that says you can’t move in or out on the weekend – I’ve seen a young woman screaming dog’s abuse at the concierge when he refused to open the garage gate or lock off one of the lifts because she’d arrived on a Saturday moring – peak time for working people to come and go all day.

          Either she or her real estate agent hadn’t read the by-laws or decided they didn’t apply to them.  Neither an excuse nor a reason for getting hoity-toity.

          The opinions offered in these Forum posts and replies are not intended to be taken as legal advice. Readers with serious issues should consult experienced strata lawyers.
          #73755
          andyj
          Flatchatter

            Hi,
            To my knowledge unless you are living in a prison no.. You can move whenever you want. One caveat would be as long as there is someone there to move the truck if necessary and that it isn’t parked unattended for long periods of time. Sounds like you are leaving some lovely neighbors behind… jokingly I say

             

            #73758
            Jimmy-T
            Keymaster

              To my knowledge unless you are living in a prison no.. You can move whenever you want.

              See my previous comment about by-laws.  If there is a valid by-law in place, you can’t just move in or out when it suits you (and absolutely no one else in the building).  OK, you may have to take half a day off work if you do it midweek , but then most of your neighbours will be out so it causes minimal disruption.

              A community with rules isn’t a prison – it’s quite liberating, actually.

              The opinions offered in these Forum posts and replies are not intended to be taken as legal advice. Readers with serious issues should consult experienced strata lawyers.
              #73779
              andyj
              Flatchatter

                Jimmy-T wrote

                “See my previous comment about by-laws. ”

                Yes fair point Jimmy, It makes sense to inform the strata committee so that there isn’t a mass migration at one time. Also owners and residents should be aware if there are any by-laws restricting times and  days where moving furniture and large items should be restricted for the comfort and consideration of all residents. I was more referring to the suggestion in Loco’s post that the strata committee seemed to require to discuss and approve people moving in and out of the scheme which would appear to be somewhat orwelenan.

                Im a strong believer of consideration, co-operation and common sense, in strata however these appear to be somewhat dated sentiments 🙂

                #73784
                David Ng
                Flatchatter

                  I was told it would be put to committee as to if I could do this.

                   

                  My approach when drafting my response is that the original poster (OP) was trying to work with the committee, abide by the by-laws, and have the least amount of inconvenience for everybody. When the committee member’s response was to basically say ‘we’ll see if we’ll allow it‘ then it is obvious that they aren’t about ‘making things work‘ in the building but about wielding their power to make life hard for residents.

                  As the Secretary of a small block I do my best to make sure that residents  (owners and tenants) abide by the by-laws, and answer their questions in a timely and professional manner. This makes it much easier to ensure compliance and allows residents to have a quiet and compliant building.

                  For this situation, the OP needs to be able to have confidence that when they book the moving van it will be able to do its job. That the committee members treated the OP legitimate query with, at best disdain and arguably contempt, it diminishes them personally and harms the reputation of the committee.

                  #73790
                  Jimmy-T
                  Keymaster

                    To be fair, if there is no by-law or rule, then the committee has no say on who can move in or out at any time. And in that situation, you may find that lifts and driveways are clogged with people moving in and out every weekend, when the majority of reident just want to enjoy their homes. As you say, common sense and courtesy take a back seat in our “me first” culture.

                    The opinions offered in these Forum posts and replies are not intended to be taken as legal advice. Readers with serious issues should consult experienced strata lawyers.
                  Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
                  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

                  Flat Chat Strata Forum Strata Committees Current Page