The issue of who is responsible for repairs, maintenance or replacement of different aspects of strata property may be, at best, a little confusing right through to open hostilities and threats of visiting NCAT. There are many subtleties and permeations to be considered. For example, the date of registration of the strata plan may mean that in one complex, the owners corporation is responsible whilst, in the neighbouring scheme, an individual owner is responsible for what appears to be an identical situation.
Strata Community Australia NSW has developed a guide to help strata managers and strata committees sift through the complex issue of who is responsible for actioning and paying for various aspects of maintenance in a strata scheme. Strata committee members in particular may find this downloadable PDF document on the SCA NSW website useful to view.