Lot space within strata scheme is commonly defined as: “The cubic air-space contained within the inner surface of the boundary walls under surface of the ceiling and upper surface of the floor” By this definition, all elements of the building that are contained within the cubic air-space of the lot are the individual owners’ responsibility for maintenance, items such as:
· Carpets, Cork Tiles, Vinyl/Linoleum Tiles · Flooring. Timber Floorboards · Paint and wall paper · Light fittings · Blinds and Curtains · Internal walls · Internal doors · Wall tiles located on an internal wall · Skirtings located on an internal wall · Toilets and pedestals · Bath tubs, basins and vanities · Shower screens · Built-in wardrobes · Kitchen sinks, cabinets and bench tops · Electrical wiring located on an internal wall · Remote controls · Appliances that only service the lot, e.g. Bench ovens, cook tops, range hoods, hot water heaters, air-conditioners etc. · Pipe work housed exclusively within the lot (e.g. The hot water pipe from hot water heater) or pipes located on an internal wall. · Fences separating two lots (e.g. Separating courtyard of two lots)
STRATA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ITEMS
· Windows, front doors and balcony doors originally installed · Garage doors if detailed as common property on the plan · Structural elements of the building such as floors, ceilings, roofs, roof voids and boundary walls · Electrical wiring, if located on a common property wall, or if it services more than one lot · Pipes, if located on a common property wall, or if it services more than one lot · Roof leaks · The floor dividing the ground floor and first floor within a townhouse · Fences located on the boundary of the strata scheme or adjoining common property.