Authorisation Of Common Property Changes And Improvements

Q:        If a resident is injured in the garden that the residents created in the common area, who is responsible?

A:        The only time the body corporate would step in is if there is a hazard e.g. the stakes, pavers or gardens are not installed in a safe way.  They are obligated to be insured for this type of injury.


Q:        Can a lot owner just replace artwork in a common area foyer without body corporate approval first?

A:        The original artwork was approved by the body corporate so the new artwork has been placed without approval.  The body corporate can request its removal and original artwork be put back up.  The committee needs to communicate to the lot owner they need to seek approval first before replacing anything in the common area that will change the ‘look’ of the foyer.