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More complicated improvements to common property - part 3

In Part 2 of this series we had a look at Minor Alterations to common property with trustee consent.

In this newsletter we will look at more complicated improvements.For these, trustees do not have the authority to make a decision and the decision is referred to the members of the body corporate - in other words the owners of the units.

Member consent is required for improvements to the common property in the following two categories – those that are "reasonably necessary" and those that are "not reasonably necessary".

The best way to distinguish the two kinds of improvements is to regard an improvement that is "not reasonably necessary" as a nice to have as opposed to a "reasonably necessary" improvement, which could be described as useful.

Article courtesy of Marina Constas and Karen Bleijs Demystifying Sectional Title

In Part 4 of this newsletter we will expand on the idea of improvements not necessary and only "nice to have".