To ensure a smooth apartment renovation process, here’s our top four PICA Group tips:
Be across the details of what is involved
The by-laws or building rules are in place to protect you from work that might not go to plan, so we recommend gathering as much details as possible before making an application for renovation approval. This will also help you to confirm your decisions have been thought through.
Clarify the renovation category
Understand what category of renovation your work falls under. If you’re not sure, read more here. Prepare a detailed submission that includes the details of the works, any plans, expected duration, the license and insurance details of the person carrying out the works, and the arrangement of rubbish or debris removal.
Know your by-laws or building rules
Before you make any renovation to your strata property, read your by-laws or building’s rules and refer to your state’s laws as to whether you will need consent.
Don’t act before approval is granted
Make sure to obtain the approvals necessary from your strata committee or owners corporation. Failure to do so can result in further costs to remove or reinstate the property to the condition prior to doing any works.
If you’d like to find out more on what you can or can’t do at your strata property, download our FREE Community Living guide on building compliance. Or for a strata repairs and maintenance services consultation by our Assured Building Maintenance team (NSW only), click here.