STRATA BY LAWS who needs
Strata by laws have been put in the back seat of
management of strata complexes, but play
an important role of being the backbone in the decision making process with regards to the maintenance of
building and the uses of common
When driving past a cluster of duplex units, there was one
complex that stuck out from the other units. The Colour of the units were not uniform at all, with one side
being white and the other side yellow, this was quite a contrast, in this small conservative area. But this
shows the importance of the by laws for a consistent Colour or you will end up with a kaleidoscope of
Car parking is always an issue and the fighting for
carparks, incorrect parking and the abuse of common areas, is still difficult to control and manage. Never the
less, body corporate continues with the improvement of management techniques and options for the benefits of all
By-laws are a set of rules that a body corporate makes to
control and manage:
The Common Property
Body Corporate Assets
Services and Facilities provided by the body corporate
The use of lots.
The body corporate committee may want to give copies of the
by-laws to owners and occupiers, so they know their rights and responsibilities.
Making and changing by-laws
A body corporate can make new by-laws, or change its
existing ones at any time.
To do this a body corporate must pass a motion to record a new Community Management Statement
that includes changes to the by-laws. It is therefore important for unit owners to attend and participate in
body corporate management and decisions.