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    wondering
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      We’ve just been told that NSW has new rules that state only cars can be our personal car spaces.  Supposedly we can no longer store bikes, surfboards, boxes of anything etc.  Is this true?  Can we get around it? AFter all we own our own spaces so as long as there’s nothing flamable or dangerous shouldn’t we be able to use it as we like?

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      Jimmy-T
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        We’ve just been told that NSW has new rules that state only cars can be our personal car spaces.

        This is a new one on me.  Anyone else heard about this new “rule”?  Sounds unlikely.

        Supposedly we can no longer store bikes, surfboards, boxes of anything etc. Is this true? Can we get around it? AFter all we own our own spaces so as long as there’s nothing flamable or dangerous shouldn’t we be able to use it as we like?

        Not really.  If the stuff in your parking spot is a fire risk or makes the car park look unsightly, the owners corp can enforce by-laws requiring you to clear it up.  What’s unsightly?  Whatever the strata committee or ultimately the majority of owners decide.

        This is the standard or model by-law but your scheme may have its own variation:

        12 Appearance of lot
        (1) The owner or occupier of a lot must not, without the prior written approval of the owners corporation, maintain within the lot anything visible from outside the lot that, viewed from outside the lot, is not in keeping with the rest of the building.

         

        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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