If you are a resident or owner of a strata property in New South Wales, it is important to understand the strata by-laws that govern your building.
First, let’s take a closer look at what by-laws are!
Strata by-laws are a set of rules and regulations that are established by the owners corporation of a strata scheme to manage and regulate the conduct and behaviour of owners, residents, and visitors within the building.
All strata schemes are required to have a set of by-laws that residents and visitors of the scheme must follow. The Owners Corporation determines the by-laws that best suit it, however there is a condition that by-laws must be reasonable. The by-laws may also be altered as required by a general meeting resolution.
Here is a guide to strata by-laws in New South Wales:
1. Obtaining a Copy of the By-Laws:
The first step in understanding the strata by-laws in your building is to obtain a copy of the by-laws. You can obtain this information from the Body Corporate or your Strata Manager. Stay proactive in staying informed! The by-laws will outline the rules and regulations that govern the use of common areas, the behavior of residents and visitors, and other issues such as pets, parking, and noise.
2. Common Property:
The by-laws will specify the rights and responsibilities of owners and residents in relation to common property. It is important to understand your obligations in keeping common property clean and tidy and how to use these facilities in an appropriate manner.
3. Behavior and Conduct:
The by-laws will outline the expected behavior of residents and visitors within the building. This may include rules regarding noise levels, smoking, and the use of communal facilities. It is important to adhere to these rules to maintain a harmonious living environment.
The by-laws will outline the rules regarding pets in the building. This includes the types of pets that are allowed, the number of pets allowed per unit, and any requirements for registration or vaccination. It is important to adhere to these rules to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.
The by-laws will specify the rules regarding parking in the building. This includes the allocation of parking spaces, visitor parking, and any restrictions on parking on common property. It is important to adhere to these rules to avoid any unnecessary disputes with other residents.
6. Breach of By-Laws:
If a resident breaches the by-laws, the Owners Corporation has the power to issue a notice to comply, which outlines the breach and the action required to rectify the situation. If the resident fails to comply with the notice, the Owners Corporation may take legal action, including issuing fines or seeking an injunction. It is important to take any breach of by-laws seriously and work to rectify the situation promptly.
In conclusion, understanding strata by-laws is an important aspect of living in a strata community in New South Wales. By-laws help to promote a safe and harmonious community and ensure that residents are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
At SSKB, we passionately ensure residents know and adhere to by-laws, empowering a harmonious living environment. Trust us for a seamless, rule-abiding community experience!
If you have any questions or concerns about the strata by-laws in your building, you should contact your Owners Corporation or strata manager for further information.