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    I live in a strata complex which has a number of buildings around a central courtyard. My unit is on the 4th floor with a balcony which facing into the courtyard.

    Recently got a breach of by-law notice for having a laundry rack on the balcony. The by law states (emphasis added): “An owner or occupier of a lot must not, except with the consent in writing of the owners corporation, hang any washing, towel, bedding, clothing or other article on any part of the parcel in such a way as to be visible from outside the building.”

    What does ‘outside the building’ generally refer to?

    A bit miffed as my laundry rack is just a small one (~1m) tall, and I don’t usually place it close to the edge of the balcony. Furthermore as I’m four stories up and my balcony wall is covered for the first 1m, the only way the rack would be seen is from a small portion of lots above my floor, none of which are within 20m of direct line of sight. No way it can be seen from ground level.

    Waiting on a response from strata/EC but I feel it’s a bit heavy handed.


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