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Changes to common property

By Andrew Christo on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 at 07:59

I live in a section title complex
Our levies are based on the median principle
ie. median line of outer house and garage
walls to the inside belongs to the owner
and to the outside belongs to the body
corporate. There are no registered exclusive
use other than the carports

The kitchen door are fitted flush to the inside of the unit and opens to the inside.
I intend moving the door so that it is flush
with the outside wall and opens to the outside.

This effectively increases the occupied floor space of the unit, although very slight could affect my levy, changes the aesthetics, etc.

What do I need to do to exercise this change
ie. procedure to obtain BC permission/approval,
council approval as the floorspace is altered,
effect on levy, aesthetics, maintenance, etc.


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RE: Changes to common property

Graham Paddock replied on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 at 11:16

The act of moving the door a few inches will not affect your PQ or levies - it is only if you actually extend the floor area of your section that a sectional plan of extension is required to be registered to record these change.

But the door you describe is half common property and half part of your section. You should not move it, i.e. alter common property, without the trustees' consent. ...Show More

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RE: RE: Changes to common property

susanna clark replied on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 at 23:48

At our last AGM - trustees nominations that was received 48hrs prior to AGM were as follow -
Peter - was nominated and accepted by 7 differant owners;
Mary - was nominated by 4 owners;
John - was nominated by 2 owners
Harold - was nominated by 2 owners
Valerie & Mike- were each nominated by 1 owner -
It was decided for 3 trustees to stand.
Owners were then asked to fill in slips with name of trustees to be appointed which was then counted. Peter who got most nominations, were not appointed. Is this correct - shouldn't Peter's 7 nominations secure his position to be appointed?

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