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I bought this villa because it has an area of land included on the lot, and I envisaged utilising that area as an outdoor living area. However, previous owners have not done anything to “lay claim” to the area, and it is just a grassed area similar to the common property areas between the villas; there is no physical demarcation between the lot and common property. I would like to extend the existing short fence screening the clothesline to enclose the rest of the lot (the same materials as is used to enclose the courtyards on all lots – colourbond fence), but I can now envisage that approval would not be given because it would change the aesthetics or some such rationale.
Alternatively, I could plant it with hedge-type screening, which would not provide the same level of privacy, but – do I need to ask permission to plant on my own lot? if so, could they not also refuse permission on similar grounds, that it changes the outward appearance?
The larger lot size incurs an increased number of unit entitlements, and hence fees, but it seems that, while I am paying for it, I have no actual claim to it.
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