BY-LAWS: STRATA SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT 1996
This is a model set of By-Laws given by Department of Fair Trading.
By-Law (1) Noise:
You must not make any noise at any time within your lot or on Common Property that is likely to disturb the peaceful enjoyment of another resident or anyone using Common Property.
By-Law (2) Vehicles:
You must not park or stand a vehicle on Common Property without the written permission of the Owners Corporation. That permission can be cancelled. Permission does not give you a permanent right over that part of Common Property.
By-Law (3) Obstruction of Common Property:
You must not stop lawful use of Common Property by another person.
By-Law (4) Damage to Lawns, etc. on Common Property:
You must not damage any lawn, garden, tree, shrub, plant or flower on the Common Property. You must not use any part of Common Property as your own garden.
By-Law (5) Damage to Common Property:
You must not damage any structure that is part of Common Property unless you have the Owners Corporation's written permission. Owners are responsible for maintaining anything they have installed. This rule does not stop you from installing anything a locking or safety device or screens for protection against intruders or to prevent entry of animals or harm to children. They must be installed in a professional manner and be in keeping with the appearance of the rest of the Building.
By-Law (6) Behaviour of Owners and Occupiers:
You must be adequately clothed when on Common Property. You must not use language or behave in a way, which might offend or embarrass others using Common Property.
By-Law (7) Children playing on Common Property in Building:
You must make sure any child under your control does not play on dangerous Common Property areas or inside the Building unless an adult supervises and controls them. This does not stop children from playing unsupervised on Common Property areas outside the Building that are not dangerous (e.g: lawn).
By-Law (8) Behaviour of Invitees:
You must make sure your visitors do not behave in a way that might disturb the peaceful enjoyment of another Resident. This applies to behavior in a lot and on Common Property.
By-Law (9) Depositing rubbish, etc. on Common Property:
You must not throw rubbish, dirt, dust or other materials on the Common property that may interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of another Resident.
By-Law (10) Drying of laundry items:
Unless you have the written permission of the Owners Corporation you must not hang washing, toweling, bedding, clothing or other articles on any part of the Strata Scheme (e.g. on the balcony of your lot) so that it may be seen from outside the Building. Clothing hung on the Common Property clotheslines must only be there for a reasonable time.
By-Law (11) Cleaning of windows etc:
You must clean all glass in windows and doors on the boundaries of your lot, even though they may be Common Property.
By-Law (12) Storage of inflammable liquids etc:
You must get written permission from the Owners Corporation if you want to store any inflammable materials in your lot or on Common Property. But you may store these materials without permission if they are to be used for domestic purposes.
By-Law (13) Moving furniture, etc on or through Common Property:
You must tell the Owners Corporation if you are going to move large objects or furniture through Common Property areas of the Building. This allows an Executive Representative to be present during the move.
By-Law (14) Floor coverings:
You must cover the floor of your lot or treat it to stop noise, which may disturb another Resident. This does not apply to the kitchen, laundry, lavatory or bathroom of a lot.
By-Law (15) Garbage disposal:
a. You must keep a clean, dry and adequately covered garbage bin in your lot, or on the Common Property.
b. You must make sure your garbage is securely wrapped and all tins and containers are properly drained.
c. You must put your garbage out to be collected, in the area chosen by the owners Corporation no earlier than 12 hours before collection.
d. You must return your garbage bin to the proper place as soon as possible after collection.
e. You must not put any rubbish in another Resident's garbage bin unless you have their permission.
f. You must make sure that any rubbish spilt from your garbage bin is removed.
By-Law (16) Keeping of animals:
You must not keep an animal unless you have the written permission of the Owners Corporation. But the Owners Corporation must not unreasonably refuse permission to keep an animal.
By-Law (17) Appearance of lot:
Unless you have the written permission of the Owners Corporation, you must not keep anything within your lot that is not keeping with the appearance of the rest of the building.
By-Law (18) Noticeboard:
An Owners Corporation must put up a notice board somewhere on the Common Property.
By-Law (19) Notice of a change of lot usage:
An Occupier must give the Owners Corporation notice if the use of the lot changes and the insurance premium for the Scheme changes. eg: change to a hazardous activity using chemicals or change from Residential use to Commercial or Industrial use.