Is plumbing covered under strata?

Is plumbing covered under strata?

As a general rule, any pipes that are underneath the floor are the responsibility of the strata management company, while the pipes that are underneath the floor are the responsibility of the lot owner.

Are pipes common property?

Plumbing under the floor is the responsibility of owners corporation. It is the lot owner’s responsibility. Problems with everything in the airspace of a bathroom or kitchen including baths, toilets, sinks and dishwashers are the owner’s responsibility.

What is community titles scheme?

A community title in NSW relates to properties with at least two lots that share a common area, such as a driveway or recreational land. The community scheme committee deals with day-to-day issues and general meetings are held for larger issues which each individual lot owner may attend.

Who is responsible for water pipe from meter to house?

In most cases, it’s your responsibility to maintain the supply pipe. This is the section of the service pipe from the boundary of your property – usually where the water meter and stop valve are – into the property itself.

Who is responsible for damage caused by a leak?

The general, mistaken, belief is that if the leak came from your property, you’re liable and should pay for any damage incurred to your neighbour’s property. However, the reality is that unless you’re found to be negligent your home insurers won’t pay to repair your neighbour’s damaged property.

Who is responsible for leak damage?

Typically, an individual leaseholder will be responsible for pipes and other apparatus exclusively serving their flat even if they are not within the area of the flat. Any communal pipes or apparatus (eg water tanks) serving more than one flat will be the responsibility of the landlord or management company.

What is community management statement?

The management statement is the document which sets out by-laws to assist the efficient running of the scheme. Unlike strata schemes there are no model by-laws for community schemes.

Who is responsible for blocked sewage pipes?

Sewers and lateral drains connected to the public network used to be the responsibility of the property owner. However, most are now maintained by local water companies. If you have any problems with your sewer or lateral drain, for example if it’s blocked, contact your local water company.

Does body corporate include water?

To work out how much each lot owner individually needs to pay the Council uses the Contribution Lot Entitlements of the body corporate. What that means is regardless of how much water you use, or don’t use for that matter, you will be charged a percentage of everyone’s water usage, including the common property.

How does body corporate care for common property?

That makes the rules for repairs and maintenance nice and simple. The lot owners care for their own lots and the body corporate cares for the common property. That’s pretty much where we leave simple behind though because the next question, “ what is lot and what is common property?, ” is one of the most hotly contested issues in body corporates.

Who is responsible for repairing a body corporate pipe?

The pipe in question, though it was located on common property, only serviced the one lot, therefore was that lot’s responsibility to repair. When problems occur in body corporates often an insurance claim can be made to defray the cost of repairs. The same rules will still apply with regard to determining who is responsible for the cost.

What are the problems with body corporate repairs and maintenance?

Problems arising with body corporate repairs and maintenance. The process of body corporate repairs and maintenance is very reliant on the effectiveness of the Committee. The process breaks down when Committees fail to act, fail to act quickly or when there isn’t an active Committee. It’s also common to have issues finding tradesmen.

Is the body corporate balcony considered common property?

Waterproof membranes are also contained within the lot. However, Regulations require the body corporate to maintain in good order roofing membranes that are not common property but that provide protection for lots and / or common property. That includes balcony waterproof membranes.