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  • #72510
    leahrainbow
    Flatchatter

      We are moving from unit 2 to unit 10 of a unit block. Going from renting to being owners. What is the rules for moving units? Can we move furniture freely from one unit to another or do we need approval? There is no lifts in this unit. We are in NSW.

      Also what are the rules for putting up a retractable clothes line on the balcony?

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    • #72514
      Jimmy-T
      Keymaster

        The simple answer is to look at your by-laws and check with your committee, strata manager or building manager.  Some blocks require owners to book a move so that they can avoid the lifts being used when people need them most (e.g. when they are going to or from work).  Some blocks also want the lifts to be protected with covers to prevent damage from furniture.

        Installing a clothes line probably needs strata committee approval as it may be a minor renovation affecting common property.  You might even have a by-law preventing drying clothes on balconies, so once again, checking your by-laws is where you start.

        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.
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        #72534
        leahrainbow
        Flatchatter
        Chat-starter

          What if we asked strata and are getting no communication back from them? Do we just go ahead with everything? We don’t have long left on our lease.

          #72537
          Jimmy-T
          Keymaster

            If they aren’t getting back to you, go for it. But plan it well, start late, finish early and don’t have furniture and boxes  blocking the stairs when other people are trying to use them. (I just realised you said there’s no lift).

            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.
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            #72571
            Boronia
            Flatchatter

              The 1996 model by-laws had a clause

              An owner or occupier of a lot must not transport any furniture or large object through or on common property within the building unless sufficient notice has first been given to the executive committee so as to enable the executive committee to arrange for its nominee to be present at the time when the owner or occupier does so.

              Seems you just had to notify the committee, not actually get permission. This is not in the 2016 version.

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