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Leon, Solicitor
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Regarding Strata laws I am contemplating to replace my

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Regarding Strata lawsI am contemplating to replace my slate(kitchen) and carpet (lounge) flooring replaced with hardwood timber. I would use a 5mm acoustic barrier, 15 mm plywood to lay the 19mm t&g flooboards.I asked the strata manager (one of the tenants of our strata of 3 units) and he mentioned that our strata agreement did not have any specific bylaws ergarding the installation/replacement of flooring.Am I entitled to modify the flooring?
What recourse do I have if I get objections from the tenant living below?
Thanks, Rob
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

You have to look at the by-laws of the complex and also get the consent of the body corporate. You cannot do anything without the consent of the body corporate and in most cases it will have to go to a meeting of the Owners and they have to approve the request. You also have to get council approval.

You cannot simply change it because there is no bylaw.

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